Technology Leaders & Innovators Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform

AFS Delivers Nanometer SPICE Accuracy 5x-10x Faster for Complex Mixed-Signal ICs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 22, 2010 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform (AFS Platform), today announced that Technology Leaders & Innovators (TLi), a leading fabless developer of display semiconductor products, has selected the AFS Platform for full-circuit verification and device noise analysis of its complex mixed-signal ICs for display applications.

"Our timing controllers and LCD drivers require full-circuit verification at the transistor-level and device noise analysis with nanometer SPICE accuracy," said Dr. Soonwon Hong, Vice President of TLi. "We selected the AFS Platform because it delivers identical results as traditional SPICE 5x-10x faster without tuning and it provides nanometer SPICE accurate transient noise analysis of our complex mixed-signal designs."

The Analog FastSPICE Platform is the industry’s only unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. It always delivers nanometer SPICE accurate results, while providing 5x-20x higher performance than traditional SPICE, >10 million-element capacity, and the industry’s only comprehensive device noise analysis. The AFS Platform is a single executable that uses advanced algorithms and numerical analysis to rapidly solve the full-circuit matrix and original device equations without any shortcuts. It includes licenses for AFS Nano SPICE simulation, AFS circuit simulation, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, and AFS RF Analysis.

"We are honored that TLi, a leading developer of display semiconductor products, has selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for design verification and device noise analysis of their complex mixed-signal designs," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "TLi's selection of the AFS Platform further demonstrates the unique technology capabilities that Berkeley Design Automation brings to leading semiconductor design companies.”

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. (BDA) is the recognized leader in advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification. The BDA Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform (AFS Platform) combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Over seventy companies, including 15 of the world's top 20 semiconductor companies, use the AFS Platform to efficiently verify AMS/RF circuits. Founded in 2003, the company has received several industry awards in recognition of its technology leadership and impact on the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corporation, NTT Corporation, IT-Farm Corporation, 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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