The Transformation of Silvaco!

The Transformation of Silvaco!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-24-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedFounded in 1984, Silvaco is now the largest privately held EDA company with a rich history including a recent transformation that is worth a blog if not a book. Coincidently, I started my career in Silicon Valley in 1984 and have had many dealings with Silvaco over the years including a personal relationship with Silvaco… Read More


Analyzing All of those IC Parasitic Extraction Results

Analyzing All of those IC Parasitic Extraction Results
by Daniel Payne on 03-30-2017 at 12:00 pm

Back at DAC in 2011 I first started to hear about this EDA company named edXact that specialized in reducing and analyzing IC parasitic extraction results. So Silvaco acquired edXact and I wanted to get an update on what is new with their EDA tools that help help you to analyze and manage the massive amount of extracted RLC and even K … Read More


What You Don’t Know about Parasitic Extraction for IC Design

What You Don’t Know about Parasitic Extraction for IC Design
by Daniel Payne on 02-23-2017 at 7:00 am

Out of college my first job was doing circuit design at the transistor-level with Intel, and to get accurate SPICE netlists for simulation we had to manually count the squares of parasitic interconnect for diffusion, poly-silicon and metal layers. Talk about a burden and chance for mistakes, I’m so thankful that EDA companies… Read More


It’s Time to Put Your Spice Netlists on a Diet

It’s Time to Put Your Spice Netlists on a Diet
by Tom Dillinger on 06-28-2016 at 7:00 am

Spice circuit simulation remains the backbone of IC design validation. Digital cell library developers rely upon Spice for circuit characterization, to provide the data for Liberty models. Memory IP designers utilize additional Spice features to perform statistical sampling. Analog and I/O interface designers extend these… Read More