SVTC Technologies Selects Synopsys' Manufacturing Tools to Accelerate Time to Commercialization

Comprehensive Tool Suite Addresses Needs of Innovative CMOS, MEMS and Photovoltaic Technologies
(PresseBox) (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., USA, ) 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 siliconbased technologies, has chosen Synopsys' manufacturing tool suite to enable its customers to reduce timetomarket 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 costeffective method to create new products. At SVTC facilities, SVTC engineers and customers have access to Synopsys' industryleading 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 highvoltage 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 'Morethan-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 leadingedge customers."

About SVTC

SVTC Technologies provides development and commercialization services for innovative semiconductor processbased technologies and products, costeffectively and in an IPsecure 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 leadingedge equipment and services, including fullscale 8inch and 12inch 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 http://www.svtc.com/.

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