SOURCE: Chip Estimate

September 26, 2006 09:00 ET

Chip Estimate Introduces Chip Planning Cockpit

InCyte Enterprise Helps Design Teams Achieve Spec-to-Silicon Convergence

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 26, 2006 -- Chip Estimate Corporation announced InCyte™ Enterprise, an estimation system for comprehensive chip-level architectural planning and specification capture. The system is a unified cockpit that enables design creation and optimization, and then allows architectural plans to drive downstream chip implementation.

Accurate what-if analysis coupled with technology data models from across the semiconductor supply chain give chip architects visibility into the technical and economic viability of design specifications within one environment that connects early specifications with the EDA tools that implement final silicon. InCyte Enterprise expands Chip Estimate's product line for companies demanding even more accurate and comprehensive chip planning and greater integration into existing EDA flows.

"To achieve an accurate chip plan, enormous amounts of technology data must be taken into consideration," commented Adam Traidman, president of Chip Estimate. "InCyte Enterprise incorporates data and design rules that traditionally have only been used later in the flow, giving architects a cockpit for accurate, early chip planning and enabling them to drive specifications into chip implementation flows."

InCyte Enterprise allows users to tap into an encapsulated design ecosystem through an easy to use interface, so even those without detailed IC implementation expertise can rapidly explore and optimize design architectures. The system combines a user's high-level design intent with embedded design rules and data provided from leading IP, foundry, and economic data suppliers to produce accurate estimates of chip die size, power, leakage, yield and cost. Side-by-side comparison of specifications under consideration can be performed, and the system can pass design and technology data directly into EDA floorplanning tools enabling convergence from initial specification to final silicon.

Other features of InCyte Enterprise include architectural-level dynamic and static power profile analysis providing visibility into power consumption across multiple modes of a device; support for advanced flip-chip packaging technologies enabling die/package tradeoffs; and floorplan editing allowing chip architects to communicate their design intent to implementation teams in a visual, to-scale physical form. The tool also features a wizard that captures high-level design specifications quickly and easily enabling rapid feasibility analysis. For a comprehensive list of InCyte Enterprise features, please visit

InCyte Enterprise is available immediately with pricing starting at US $35,000 per user per year.

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company that delivers streamlined access to integrated chip project planning solutions. The company develops and markets the InCyte chip estimation systems, into which it integrates IP and manufacturing process models for the most accurate estimation possible. InCyte performs estimations of chip die size, power, leakage, yield, and cost and allows for rapid what-if analysis at the architectural stage in the design flow. InCyte systems range from the free InCyte Lite to InCyte Enterprise, used by leading semiconductor companies to refine chip size, power and cost estimates throughout chip implementation flows. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share our mission of early and accurate chip planning for our mutual customers' ultimate design success. Since the 2005 launch of, over 8,500 users have performed over 35,000 chip estimations with InCyte.

The company is headquartered at 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW1-266, Cupertino, Calif. Telephone: (408) 255-0444. Facsimile: (408) 255-0344. Email: Web Site:

InCyte and are registered trademarks of Chip Estimate Corporation. Chip Estimate Corporation acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

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