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FCAED at UOM announces the immediate availability of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Software from Synopsys and Mentorgraphics for Commercial IC/Semiconductor IP/PCB Design and Development

Facilitation Center for Advanced Electronic Design (FCAED) at University of Moratuwa is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Software from Synopsys Inc. and Mentorgraphics Inc. for Commercial Integrated Circuit, Semiconductor Intellectual Property and PCB Design and Development.

A suite of EDA Software will be made available for companies engaged in IC, IP and PCB Design and Development work.   Some of the well known software available for use is given below:

From Mentorgraphics:  Caliber, Questa Prime, xPCB Layout, xDX Designer, HyperLynx SI/PI, HyperLynx Analog, HyperLynx Thermal

From Synopsys:  Design Compiler, IC Compiler, IC Validator, PrimeRail, PrimeTime, StarRC, Custom Designer,    DFT Compiler, TetraMax ATPG,  VC VIPs, VCS

University of Moratuwa received a special grant from the National Budget – 2014 for establishing an Advanced Electronics Design Center to support startup companies in niche areas in Electronics such as Semiconductor IP, IC Design, high speed PCB design etc.,  A major allocation of this grant went to procure the commercial (incubation) licenses of Electronic Design Automation Software. 

Companies engaged in the development of Semiconductor IP development on FPGA environment are encouraged to make use of these advanced tools to improve productivity as well as make their products commercially ready.

More details will be made available at the following web site:  or

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information about the registration procedure for startup companies. 


8th September 2015.

Facilitation Center for Advanced Electronics Design

Government has approved funding for a proposal submitted by Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering through Ministry of Higher Education to setup a "Facilitation Center for Advanced Electronic Design" at University of Moratuwa commencing January 2014.

Objectives of the Proposed Center

- Development of Human Resources related to Advanced Electronic Design covering Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Development, IC design, Design for Testing and Design for Manufacturing
- Encouraging startups in the electronic value chain (particularly on IP Development, IC design, product design and development) and supporting them to cross key initial bottlenecks like high software tool costs.

Proposed center will be open for staff and students of all Engineering faculties in Sri Lanka and for any startup companies working in this area.

Expected Outcomes:

1. Training of a minimum of 100 Design Engineers per year in the area of Semiconductor IP Development, IC Design, Design for Testing and Design for Manufacturing (selected graduate engineers from all engineering faculties or any private sector company who wants their Engineers re-trained on this area)
2. Facilitation of the production of functional physical prototype ICs through Multi Project Wafer Facility – This could be for selected undergraduate or graduate projects or IC designs from start-ups.
3. Setup of Start-up Companies in the Electronic Value Chain – a minimum of 10 within the next decade.
4. The creation of niche high value addition Industry with first export revenues expected within 2 years of the establishment of the Center.
5. The possibility of a US$ 1 billion new export revenue stream within the next decade (based on the average revenue per employee of US$ 500,000 in the Semiconductor industry and 2000 expert workforce by 2023.