SOURCE: Simucad Design Automation

January 23, 2008 10:07 ET

Elpida Standardizes on Simucad's SmartSpice Analog Circuit Simulator

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Simucad Design Automation (Simucad), a leading provider of Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, today announced that Elpida Memory Inc. (Elpida), a leading global manufacturer of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) silicon chips, has standardized on SmartSpice for its analog simulation needs.

SmartSpice provides the highest performance and simulation accuracy demanded by today's ultra deep sub-micron technologies. The powerful multithreaded technology built into SmartSpice delivers the fastest simulation of large and complex multi-million transistor circuits with true SPICE accuracy.

"After an extensive evaluation period, SmartSpice was found to exceed our expectations in speed, convergence and accuracy, and outperformed our current simulation solutions," Takao Adachi, CTO of Elpida said. "Adoption of multithreaded SmartSpice allows Elpida engineers to significantly shorten design time and introduce products to market faster and cheaper."

"Our innovative and cost-effective unlimited licensing model is how EDA software should be licensed," said Dr. Ivan Pesic, President and CEO of Simucad. "Years of research have made SmartSpice the fastest and most accurate Analog simulator on the market. Companies can now standardize on a single simulator and replace the myriad of traditional and lookup-table based simulators currently in use."

About Elpida Memory, Inc.

Elpida Memory, Inc., (TSE: Code 6665), is a leading global manufacturer of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) silicon chips. Our design, manufacturing, and sales operations are backed by our world-class technology expertise. Our manufacturing facilities, Hiroshima Elpida Memory, Inc. (wafer processing) and Akita Elpida Memory, Inc. (packaging and testing), utilize the most advanced manufacturing technologies available in the industry. Further, we have customer sales and marketing support offices in Japan, North America, Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Elpida's portfolio of advanced products features such characteristics as high-density, high-speed, low power and small packing profiles. The company provides applications across a wide range of areas, including high-end servers, mobile phones and digital consumer electronics. For more information about Elpida, please visit

About SIMUCAD Design Automation

Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CAD software tools used for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. Founded in 2004 as a spin-off from Silvaco International, the company delivers products for circuit simulation, custom IC layout and verification, interconnect modeling, digital simulation, and IP characterization. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms. Simucad has a worldwide presence inherited from Silvaco's twenty years of business and is preparing for an IPO.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dr. Ivan Pesic
    +1 408-567-1000