Arithmatica Licenses Verific HDL Component Software; Arithmatica's CellMath Tools Now Include Verilog Interface for Streamlined Verilog IC Implementation Flow

ALAMEDA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 2, 2006— Verific Design Automation today said that it has licensed its hardware description language (HDL) Component Software to Arithmatica Inc., the first company focused solely on using advances in silicon math algorithms to lower costs and power and increase speed for math-intensive integrated circuits (ICs).

Arithmatica has integrated Verific's Verilog parser and register transfer level (RTL) elaborator with its CellMath tools to provide tighter flow integration for Verilog users. The newly released CellMath Verilog interface feature provides Verilog designers familiar and easy-to-use syntax to specify robust datapath structures. The Verilog input language utilizes pragmas to explicitly instantiate advanced arithmetic datatypes such as carrysave wires and features such as internal rounding.

Additionally, the companies have worked jointly on partitioning datapath logic within a logic module for synthesis in CellMath Designer, further streamlining the Verilog hardware designer's implementation flow.

"Verific's best-in-class component software solutions allow us to offer Verilog support to our customers, which we would not have been able to do on our own," says Tony Curzon Price, Arithmatica's chief executive officer. "Verific is a company dedicated to excellence in customer support, top-quality HDL software and serves a formerly underserved EDA component software market segment."

"Arithmatica has a unique product offering and a considerable market opportunity," notes Michiel Ligthart, Verific's chief operating officer. "We're delighted to work with Arithmatica and give its customers Verilog input language support."

About Arithmatica

Arithmatica is the first company focused solely on using advances in silicon math algorithms to lower costs and power and increase speed for math-intensive ICs, such as those used in 3D graphics, imaging, multimedia, wireline and wireless communications, and embedded processing. Its unique technology, available through its tools products and design services, provides differentiated improvement to licensees' ICs. The company received its first venture funding in 2001 and is headquartered in Warwick, UK, with sales and support operations in Palo Alto, Calif. For further information about how its silicon math solutions increase silicon efficiency and boost productivity, please visit:

About Verific Design Automation

Verific Design Automation was founded in 1999 by electronic design automation (EDA) industry veteran Rob Dekker. It develops and sells C++ source code-based SystemVerilog, Verilog and VHDL front ends -- parsers, analyzers and elaborators -- as well as a generic hierarchical netlist database for EDA applications. Verific's technology has been licensed in many applications, combined shipping more than 45,000 end-user copies. Corporate headquarters is located at: 1516 Oak Street, Suite 115, Alameda, Calif. 94501. Telephone: (510) 522-1555. Facsimile number: (510) 522-1553. Email: Website:

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