SVTC Technologies Selects Synopsys' Manufacturing Tools to Accelerate Time to Commercialization
Comprehensive Tool Suite Addresses Needs of Innovative CMOS, MEMS and Photovoltaic Technologies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that SVTC Technologies, the leading commercialization service provider for new, emerging silicon-based technologies, has chosen Synopsys' manufacturing tool suite to enable its customers to reduce time-to-market for a wide variety of innovative products using CMOS processes, MEMS, photovoltaics and other related nanotechnologies.

SVTC offers its customers access to facilities, equipment and services to perform the development, manufacturing and analytical activities required to bring new products to market. By pooling resources and expertise, SVTC provides its customers with a cost-effective method to create new products. At SVTC facilities, SVTC engineers and customers have access to Synopsys' industry-leading TCAD, mask and yield management tools, which allows them to confidently optimize their products and quickly ramp them to production yields.

"Our customers choose SVTC because of our ability to provide the services and facilities that accelerate the time to commercialize innovative technologies for transistors, logic, MEMS/MOEMS, photovoltaics, biotechnology, image sensors and high-voltage applications," said Wilbur Catabay, vice president technologies, SVTC Technologies. "We selected Synopsys' manufacturing solution not only because it can handle the wide variety of processes that we support in a hosted model, but also because Synopsys provides a comprehensive design and verification platform that allows our customers to generate SPICE models and process development kits (PDKs) and productize their ideas."

"We work with SVTC to help customers develop and bring to market products that not only use CMOS processes, but also MEMS, solar and other 'More-than-Moore' technologies," said Howard Ko, general manager and senior vice president of the Silicon Engineering Group at Synopsys. "Collaborating with companies like SVTC allows us to advance our technology to meet the needs of our leading-edge customers."

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated  portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at

About SVTC

SVTC Technologies provides development and commercialization services for innovative semiconductor process-based technologies and products, cost-effectively and in an IP-secure manner. Through facilities in San Jose, California, and Austin, Texas, SVTC serves customers in rapidly growing markets such as novel memory, novel transistors, logic, MEMS, biotechnology, image sensors and photovoltaics. SVTC offers a suite of leading-edge equipment and services, including full-scale 8-inch and 12-inch process capabilities, advanced CMOS and non-CMOS equipment, analytical services, development support tools and commercialization services. SVTC is ISO 9001 and ITAR certified. SVTC's investors include Oak Hill Capital Partners, Tallwood Venture Capital and the company's management and employees. SVTC Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. More information can be found at

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