YOKOHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwire - Jan 8, 2013) - Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd. (Silvaco) has announced that it has won a competitive bid to have its ATLAS device simulator used for the development of silicon nanowire solar cells from the Konagai and Miyajima Laboratory in the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Silvaco's ATLAS simulation software will be used at the Fukushima Top-level United center for Renewable Energy research - PhotoVoltaics Innovation (FUTURE-PV) project with additional support provided by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
ATLAS is widely used by many companies, universities, and research and development centers as it enables reliable simulations for many different devices, and provides 2D and 3D electrical, optical and thermal physical models needed for accurate simulation of solar cells. Konagai and Miyajima Lab is a leading developer of solar cells, and predictable simulations are indispensable to the design of new and optimized solar cell structures.
Shinsuke Miyajima, Associate Professor of Konagai and Miyajima Lab, said, "ATLAS includes many functions required for silicon nanowire solar cell simulations, especially in the field of quantum effects. Modeling these quantum effects is critical for the development of advanced technology devices such as silicon nanowires. We are confident that ATLAS will help speed up our development program."
"We are pleased with the adoption of ATLAS in this nationally important project," said David Halliday, CEO of Silvaco. "We believe the use of ATLAS will accelerate this leading edge research, and we are proud that Silvaco continues to contribute to important projects such as this."
About Silvaco, Inc.
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading provider of TCAD, circuit simulation, and IC CAD software tools. Silvaco's tools are used by fabs for developing semiconductor processes, and design houses for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms. Silvaco has a worldwide presence with local offices in all key industrial regions in the world.
About Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd.
Silvaco Japan was first established as a Japanese branch of Silvaco, Inc. (the U.S.) in 1989 and incorporated as a Japanese corporation in 1995. The Silvaco Japan corporate mission is to be the leading provider of TCAD and EDA software products in the Japanese market. To achieve and maintain its leadership objective, Silvaco Japan is focused on building and growing a strong sales, product support and R&D work force. Silvaco Japan is headquartered in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.