SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2003--Atrenta(TM)
Inc., the Predictive Analysis Company, announced that it has developed
an innovative new OEM Sponsorship Model and web-based delivery system
to enable its strategic partners to deliver sponsor-specific
SpyGlass(R) capabilities to their customers 24x7. Atrenta's flexible
token-based web delivery model delivers a convenient and cost
effective solution to sponsors that helps reduce design iterations
with sponsors' customers, streamline integration and speed the time to
silicon. Sponsors experience enhanced adoption rate and customer
loyalty while their customers receive higher quality throughput with
less rework because errors are caught early in the design cycle,
before RTL or netlist handoff. A number of leading ASIC vendors have
been the first to adopt this new capability from Atrenta. They are now
able to provide their specific ASIC handover tools based on
SpyGlass(R) to their customers on an as-need basis, thus reducing
overall costs while delivering the industry's only predictive
"Two important features in our ASIC development platform process
are the flexibility to create our process-specific rules and the
ability to deliver these to our customers as we require," said Don
Friedberg, Agere Systems' director of design methodologies. "Atrenta's
flexible business model and web-based delivery has been critical to
the success of our program and it has been well received by our
ASIC vendors take advantage of SpyGlass' in-depth analysis and
powerful customization to create RTL, DFT (Design-for-Test) and ERC
(gate-level) analyses that are kept proprietary to their process,
while their customers can then download the necessary engines and
licenses from Atrenta's website. Each strategic partner gets their own
private web page for their customers to ensure privacy.
Customizable for Each Strategic Partner
SpyGlass' built-in capabilities can be extended with customized
rules that help ensure first-pass ASIC handover success.
Vendor-specific rules can easily be added to allow SpyGlass to detect
potentially fatal design issues that might be difficult, if not
impossible, to identify with other methods. That's why several of
Atrenta's partners insist that their customers run SpyGlass on their
designs before delivering those designs for ASIC production.
Additionally, customized rules can identify areas of poor
implementation, which although correct in function may lead to lower
circuit performance. Partners can use PERL or C to customize their
specific rules. Additional services are available from Atrenta to
accelerate the deployment.
"By collaborating with our strategic partners to provide
customized solutions for their process-specific requirements, we
enable a more streamlined approach to ASIC handover," stated Dr. Ajoy
Bose, Atrenta chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our
partners gain a competitive edge by making it easier and faster for
their customers to get to silicon."
The customers of Atrenta's strategic partners get the latest
SpyGlass software via Atrenta's web-based licensing and download
facility. This provides them with 24x7 worldwide access and the
fastest turnaround for the most current software and licensing.
"Atrenta has embraced the worldwide web as a way to meet our partners'
global design requirements," said Philip George, Atrenta's director of
business development. "Atrenta has extended its innovation beyond
SpyGlass by pioneering this flexible token-based licensing and web
delivery method as a way to enhance the communications channel between
partners and their customers."
SpyGlass is supported on Sun/Solaris 2.5- 2.8, HP-UX 10.2 and 11.0
and RedHat Linux 7. The OEM Sponsorship model with token-based
licensing and 24x7 web-delivery is available now.
SpyGlass uses a unique predictive analysis technique to perform
detailed structural analysis on Verilog and VHDL RTL in order to
detect complex design problems early in the design cycle, resulting in
reduced development costs, lower risk and early time to market.
SpyGlass' fast-synthesis engine creates a structural representation of
the design allowing the most comprehensive and accurate analysis of
RTL to detect problems not normally visible in the RTL. Problems
detected include clock domain crossings, synchronization, and timing
issues, testability problems, SoC integration requirements,
RTL-handoff, design reuse, clock/reset requirements, and coding
styles. SpyGlass quickly pinpoints critical problems not generally
found until after lengthy simulation and synthesis runs, such as
combinational loops, levels of logic and fanout violations, tri-state
bus decoding errors, inefficient use of resources and much more.
Atrenta delivers predictive analysis solutions to the world's
leading electronics companies, including 8 of the top 10 semiconductor
companies. Its pioneering and award-winning SpyGlass Predictive
Analysis tools accelerate the design of SoCs, ASICs, and FPGAs by
detecting complex chip design problems that are not easily identified
with conventional verification methods. During the past year, SpyGlass
has been recognized with several distinguishing awards, including EDN
magazine's Top 100 products for 2002 and "LSI Design of the Year 2002"
award by Japan's Semiconductor Industry News. Atrenta was also chosen
by Venture Reporter as one of the top 100 venture-backed companies for
2002 and recently named by AlwaysOn, as one of the Top 100 private
Atrenta, with headquarters in San Jose, Calif., employs over one
hundred people worldwide. It has European offices in England and
France, a research and development center in India, and sales and
support distributors in Central Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Korea,
Singapore, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. For further information, visit
the Atrenta website at
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