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Silvar-Lisco, Inc.

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Silvar-Lisco is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software tools for the design of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and custom integrated circuits. Best known for its Gards gate-array layout system.
In 1988 Silvar-Lisco signed a contract with Philips for the development of a DSP-specific ASIC design flow. The design environment for DSP ASIC implementation was based on research technology from Philips Research Labs and IMEC (Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center, Belgium). This became know as EDC (European Development Center)


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  • European Design Center became a unit of Silvar-Lisco, Inc. in 1988
    • Based on a contract with Philips for the development of a DSP-specific ASIC design flow