Raydium Broadens Adoption of Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for TFT-LCD System ICs

Platform Delivers Nanometer SPICE Accuracy 5x-10x Faster for Display and Power ICs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 12, 2013 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, a global provider of integrated circuit (IC) solutions for TFT-LCD panels, has broadened the adoption of the company’s Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform across their design teams for complex analog circuit verification of display and power ICs.

“We initially deployed the AFS Platform because it delivered nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x faster than our existing limited-accuracy digital FastSPICE simulator for our CDR circuits,” said Dr. Chin-Chieh Chao, Vice President at Raydium. “Since our initial deployment, the AFS Platform has consistently delivered nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster for our display and power ICs for TFT-LCD applications and as a result we are broadening the adoption of the product across our design teams.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and 2x-4x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and AFS Nano SPICE.

“We are delighted that Raydium is broadening the deployment of the Analog FastSPICE Platform across their design teams,” said Ravi Subramanian, President and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Delivering competitive high-performance ICs for large-size LCD panel, mobile phone, digital camera, and AV applications is a significant challenge. Raydium's broad adoption of the AFS Platform for all these applications validates, once again, that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner to semiconductor companies in consumer electronics markets.”

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 was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America by revenue in 2011 and again in 2012 by Deloitte. 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 http://www.berkeley-da.com.

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.



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