Berkeley Design Automation Wins ISA Technovation Award

Company Selected For Innovations in Nanometer Circuit Verification Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 16, 2011 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the ISA Technovation Award (Dec 2011) in the Semiconductor (Intellectual Property) category by the India Semiconductor Association (ISA).

ISA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry. The Indian semiconductor design industry was estimated at US$ 7.5 billion in 2010 and is forecasted to grow at more than 17% every year. The ISA Technovation awards were instituted in 2007, and over the past 5 years have set high standards for innovation in the semiconductor industry. Berkeley Design Automation was selected winner of the 2011 ISA Technovation Award (Dec 2011) in the Semiconductor Intellectual Property category from a large field of multinational companies with R&D operations in India. This award is designed to identify the world-class intellectual property created by multi-national companies in India and the companies behind them.

“The ISA Technovation awards of December 2011 have been constituted with an aim to recognize and honor India’s best individual contributors and organizations that drive the semiconductor and ESDM industry forward,” said Mr. PVG Menon, President of ISA. “Berkeley Design Automation won this award as recognition of the company’s breakthrough leadership and technical innovation in nanometer circuit verification.”

“This is a very prestigious honor for Berkeley Design Automation,” said Ravi Subramanian, President and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Winning the 2011 ISA Technovation Award is a testament to the world-class R&D operations at Berkeley Design Automation. It further validates our position as the nanometer circuit verification technology leader, with our flagship Analog FastSPICE Platform becoming the indispensable platform for nanometer analog, mixed-signal, and RF and custom design."

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation has received numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its technology leadership and contributions to the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit

About India Semiconductor Association (ISA)

ISA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing ESDM industry and has represented it since 2005. It has over 160 members - both domestic and multinational enterprises. ISA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem. This is through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. ISA works closely with the Government as a knowledge partner on the sector, both at the centre and at the state level.

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Technovation is a registered trademark of the India Semiconductor Association (ISA)


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