China Selects Coventor as Preferred Vendor for Government MEMS Development Program
CoventorWare Software to Be Supplied to 30 Universities Through China's MEMS/863 Program
CARY, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 13-10-2003 --
After a thorough evaluation of available MEMS
development software, the People's Republic of China has announced Coventor
as its preferred MEMS software vendor. The announcement was made by
government and university officials in Beijing, China, September 23, 2003.
Conducted by the High Technology Research Center of the Ministry of Science
and Technology (MOST), China has been developing MEMS technology through
its MEMS/863 program since 1986 and has now designated the CoventorWare
software suite as its leading MEMS CAD supplier to universities and
commercial MEMS developers.
Through the partnership, Coventor is sponsoring the MEMS/863 Program by
providing access to CoventorWare for 30 Chinese universities throughout the
country. Coventor is donating the difference in cost between the commercial
and the academic price of the software. In addition, MEMS/863 will assist
commercial MEMS developers looking to launch or grow MEMS projects.
Professors at China's top universities have been committed to furthering
the growth of MEMS and subsequently working with different MEMS software
tools on the market. Ultimately, CoventorWare was chosen as the preferred
MEMS software tool over other available software programs.
"The decision makers believe Coventor is the leading MEMS CAD software
company and CoventorWare is the best choice for MEMS design and
simulation," said Sun Lining, Director of the MOST, MEMS/863 program.
"Coventor Inc. is an internationally, well-known MEMS design tool developer
with hundreds of users around the world," said Coventor, Director of Asia
Pacific Sales, Benjamin Blackwell. "I am pleased that China's 863
officially chooses CoventorWare as the design tool for the rapidly
expanding Chinese MEMS community."
Coventor's software contribution will assist the members of the MEMS/863
program with their work in MEMS design, IP development, MEMS processing and
packaging modules such as micromachining, ICP bulk micromachining, wafer
bonding, vacuum packaging, on-line test structure design and material
In addition to supplying software, Coventor will provide product training
to facilitate easier installation at the University sites. Coventor will
also provide on-going technical support to those launching MEMS projects
using the software. Additional sales support and assistance is available
through Coventor's local distributor, IMAG Industries Inc.
For more information on China's MEMS/863 program, visit www.863.org.cn. For
more information about Coventor's preferred vendor partnership with China's
MEMS/863 program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, write Coventor
at 4001 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513, or call 919-854-7500 or visit
Distributor, IMAG Industries Inc., may be reached through China MEMS
Product Manager, Simon Liu at +86 10 68001818, or by e-mail at
Coventor, Inc. headquartered in Cary, NC, provides a comprehensive suite of
software development tools targeting micro-electromechanical systems
(MEMS), microfluidics and semiconductor process applications. CoventorWare,
an industry standard platform adopted by most of the leading MEMS and
microfluidics manufacturers around the globe, is installed in over 150
commercial companies and over 200 universities. Coventor is a privately
held company with offices in Cambridge, MA and San Mateo, CA. European
headquarters is in Paris, France. Coventor also serves Asia Pacific through
regional distributors. More information is available at
Director Asia-Pacific Sales