SOURCE: Chip Estimate

February 01, 2007 13:28 ET

Chip Estimate's InCyte™ Enterprise Receives DesignVision Award

System Used to Develop Chip Plans and Refine Plans Throughout IC Implementation Flows

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Chip Estimate Corporation announced today that its InCyte Enterprise system has won the International Engineering Consortium's (IEC) DesignVision award in the System-Level Design Tools category.

The InCyte Enterprise system generates accurate chip estimates in seconds that are used to plan new chip projects and guide implementation decisions throughout classic EDA implementation flows. User input is combined with IP and technology macro-models to generate chip estimates within 95% of silicon. InCyte Enterprise estimates chip die size, power, leakage, yield, and cost and performs rapid "what if" and trade-off analysis. The system is used by leading semiconductor companies to refine chip plans and architectures and optimize design specifications to meet aggressive performance, size, power and cost goals. The combination of accuracy, ease of use and speed of iterations allows design teams to develop early specifications, and also offload back-end tools when considering various IP and design architecture tradeoffs.

"We are honored by this award, and proud of the recognition for the contributions InCyte Enterprise makes to IC design projects," said Adam Traidman, President of Chip Estimate. "The system is in direct response to the needs expressed by our customers, whose input and feedback directed the functionality of the system to improve design planning and optimization."

IEC Executive Vice President Roger Plummer stated, "Our DesignVision Awards honor those catalyzing positive change in high-technology, business, and academia, completely in line with the IEC's mission. We're pleased to give tribute to the innovators who have helped advance progress in electronic design."

The DesignVision Awards were presented at DesignCon on Tuesday, January 30, at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, Calif.). For more information about DesignCon, please visit

Chip Estimate at DesignCon

Chip Estimate will deliver a technical workshop with ARM at DesignCon, focusing on selecting the right IP for future chip projects, with an emphasis on mobile applications on Thursday, February 1, 2007. For more information on this session, please visit

Chip Estimate also exhibited at DesignCon and participated on a panel Wednesday, January 31 with AMI Semiconductor, ARM, Chartered Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor and Hewlett-Packard entitled "IP Selection 101 - Picking and Choosing the Right IP for Your Next Chip."

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company that delivers streamlined access to integrated chip planning solutions. The company develops and markets the InCyte chip estimation systems, into which it integrates Intellectual Property (IP) and manufacturing process models for the most accurate and early chip estimation possible. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share the mission of achieving early and accurate chip planning for mutual customers' ultimate design success. Since the 2005 launch of, over 10,000 users have performed over 40,000 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: Website:

InCyte, InCyte Enterprise 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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