October 30, 2006 21:25 ET

Nanno SOLUTIONS Aggressively Attacks Asian Market; Appoints Distributors in Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Worstcase Models Improve Nanometer Design Manufacturability and Yield

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Nanno SOLUTIONS, Inc., a startup in the DFM/DFY (Design for Manufacturing/Yield) market, announced that it has signed distributor agreements with IVIS Co. Ltd, Seloco and Avant Technology, awarding them exclusive distributor rights in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, respectively. The new Asian distributors are marketing and selling Nanno SOLUTIONS' software products for creating realistic worstcase interconnect models and a database -- Nanno-WiN and, Nanno-CaL -- to improve manufacturability and yield for 130 nm and below electronic designs.

"Realistic worstcase interconnect models are a serious customer concern for those targeting 130 nm and below," said Kazuhide Sai, President & CEO, IVIS. "Our customers, who are among the major IDMs in Japan, need to add Nanno's software to their pre-layout and physical verification flows to improve design performance and time-to-market."

The same comment was echoed and underscored by Mr. Yong-Uk Yu, President and CEO of Seloco. Mr. Yu added, "IDMs and fabless design houses can improve manufacturability, design performance and yield by using Nanno SOLUTIONS' worstcase interconnect models, rather than using more conservative foundry models. Because of proven results, we are already engaged with some of Korea's major IDMs and leading fabless design houses."

Yao-Chang Chang, Vice President of Avant Technology Inc., Nanno SOLUTIONS distributor in Taiwan, shared the same view about the importance of worstcase interconnect modeling in nanometer designs of 90 nm and below. He remarked, "For design geometrics of 90 nm and below, worstcase interconnect modeling is of paramount importance. Our customers have already started 90 nm designs, and we believe that Nanno SOLUTIONS' worstcase interconnect modeling products, Nanno-WiN and Nanno-CaL, will add value to the growing IC industry in Taiwan."

"The EDA business in Asia continues to extend rapidly in revenue growth, compared to other regions especially in DFM/DFY," commented Mr. Won-Young Jung, CTO and Co-founder of Nanno SOLUTIONS. "We appointed IVIS, Seloco, and Avant Technology because they are already working with major IDMs and fabless design houses customers in their regions and are experienced distributors of EDA, TCAD and other semiconductor products."

About Nanno-WiN and Nanno-CaL -- improved yield & performance

The Nanno SOLUTIONS software products improve design performance by using realistic, statistical, worstcase interconnect models for RC-Delay, Crosstalk and IR-Drop. Nanno-WiN and Nanno-CaL make use of a fabrication's actual process variation data and transform it into realistic values, which automatically and interactively improve design performance and yield. Users are process engineers in modeling and characterization groups as well as analog, mixed signal, microprocessors, memory and SoC designers.

About IVIS, Japan

IVIS Co., Ltd (IVIS) is a leading Japanese distributor specializing in SoC, embedded system design, EDA tools, and IP (Intellectual Property). IVIS focuses on the SoC (system on chip) business making use of result and experience in Japan to help customers reduce time-to-market and development cost.

IVIS Co., Ltd. is located at the Yokohama Business Park East Tower 11F 134 Godocho Hodogayaku, Yokohama, Japan 240-0005, and can be contacted by calling (Tel) +81-45-332-5381, or emailing For information, please visit

About Seloco, Korea

Seloco offers a dedicated group of experts for the development, sales and marketing of EDA tools, electronic IP and systems technology. Seloco offers EDA tool development, distribution and support, IP development and IT systems solutions Seloco headquarters are located at 3F Namyang Bldg, 60-5 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea 138-828; Phone: 82-2-3433-0001; Fax: 82-2-3433-0099 For more information please visit,

About Avant Technology, Taiwan

Avant Technology Inc., a leading professional EDA distributor, was established in 1990 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company distributes leading edge tools from ARM (ESL tools), Celoxica, AerieLogic, Artwork and Tarek tools in Taiwan.

Avant Technology Inc. is headquartered at 5F-2, No. 83, Sec. 2, Gongdaowu Rd., Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information, please visit


Nanno SOLUTIONS, Inc. was founded in 2004, is privately held and offers yield improvement software to improve nanometer semiconductor manufacture. Its software products take the massive amount of process variation data and transform it into realistic values that designers understand. The products improve first time silicon success rate, offer better accuracy, run-time, accelerate yield and reduce design skew to improve time-to-market and time-to-profit.

The company headquarters are at 592 East Weddell Drive, suite 8, Sunnyvale, California 94089, and can be contacted by calling (Tel) 408-400-0688, or emailing For more information, please visit.

Contact Information

  • News Contacts:
    Georgia Marszalek
    ValleyPR for Nanno SOLUTIONS
    +1 650 345 7477
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    Eiko Kanazawa
    IVIS Co.Ltd. Japan
    +81 45 332 5381
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    Won-Seok Song
    Seloco Korea
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    Yao-Chang Chang
    Avant Technology Inc. Taiwan
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