Berkeley Design Automation Expands Worldwide Sales and Support

Appoints Distributors In Canada, India, and Israel to Support Explosive Market Demand

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 12, 2011 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., the nanometer circuit verification leader today announced new agreements with leading EDA distributors in response to increased market demand for the Analog FastSPICE Platform. Berkeley Design Automation has selected Neutronics Solutions as representative in Canada, ICON Design Automation as representative in India, and Advanced Semiconductor Technology Ltd. (AST) as representative in Israel.

"Berkeley Design Automation is a wonderful addition to our product offering," said David Stubbs, president of Neutronics Solutions. "The Analog FastSPICE Platform is widely recognized as the industry’s leading verification platform for analog, RF, and mixed-signal design. As always, Neutronics Solutions is committed to bringing leading design solutions to the Canadian market."

"The AFS Platform has a strong reputation for accuracy, performance, and capacity in nanometer circuit verification," said R. Varalakshmi, CEO of ICON Design Automation. "We are delighted to offer Berkeley Design Automation products, which are essential for next-generation nanometer circuit verification, to the Indian market."

"Berkeley Design Automation has demonstrated leadership in nanometer circuit verification," said Uri Farkash, director of EDA & IP operations at AST. "Representing Berkeley Design Automation will enable AST to make the AFS Platform available to all customers engaged in nanometer analog, RF and mixed-signal applications in Israel."

The Analog FastSPICE Platform is the industry’s only unified verification platform for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. The AFS Platform combines foundry-certified nm SPICE accuracy, 5x-10x faster single-core performance than any other SPICE circuit simulator, >10M-element capacity, and the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis. The AFS Platform is a single executable that uses advanced algorithms and numerical analysis to rapidly solve the original device equations and full-circuit matrix without any approximations. It includes licenses for AFS Nano SPICE simulation, AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, and AFS Co-Simulation.

"Canada, India, and Israel are key markets for nanometer semiconductor design," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "We have seen significant worldwide increased demand for the AFS Platform. By partnering with the premium EDA distributors in Canada, India, and Israel, Berkeley Design Automation continues to ensure the long-term success of its customers worldwide."

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the industry’s only unified verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nm circuit design challenges. Nearly 100 companies, including most of the world’s top 20 semiconductor suppliers, rely on Berkeley Design Automation to efficiently verify their nm-scale circuits. Founded in 2003, the company has received several industry awards in recognition of its technology leadership and impact on the electronics industry. Berkeley Design Automation 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.

About Advanced Semiconductor Technologies, Ltd.

Advanced Semiconductor Technologies (AST) was established in 1986 as the first independent Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) Design Center in Israel. It represents today a group of world-class companies in the areas of ASIC, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Intellectual Property (IP), and Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP). Its team of highly skilled sales and application engineers combine more than 200 years of experience. For more information, visit www.ast.co.il

About ICON Design Automation

ICON Design Automation seeded in 1997 and has established itself as a Premier EDA Solutions provider, through its association with leading edge companies in the domains of embedded, VLSI, high-frequency design, foundry services, and packaging. Team ICON has extensive experience and has been extremely successful in delivering quality end-to-end technology solutions to its customers. For more information, visit www.icon-dapl.com

About Neutronics Solutions

Neutronics Solutions represents an elite group of international companies, offering antenna solutions, semiconductor components, solid-state lighting solutions, electronics design, and Digital Prototyping mechanical design software as well as design services. Neutronics Solutions is an Ottawa-based company with sales offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. For more information, visit www.neutronics.ca

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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