January 17, 2007 12:22 ET

Cswitch Partners With SoftJin to Establish Off-Shore Development Center in India

Long-Term Software Development Partnership Helps Cswitch Offer Enhanced Tool Chain to Configurable Chip Array Technology Customers

SANTA CLARA, CA and BANGALORE, INDIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 --SoftJin, a customized EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tool development company, and Cswitch Corporation, a semiconductor company developing next generation of configurable solutions, today announced the companies are setting up of an Off-Shore Development Center (ODC) in India to focus on developing customized EDA tools for customers and for in-house use of Cswitch. Under the terms of the agreement, SoftJin will have a dedicated team developing a variety of system and user tools and provide other design-related services for Cswitch's Configurable Switch Array technology.

"We have had a successful, long-term partnership with SoftJin," remarked Godfrey D'Souza, VP, Engineering, Cswitch. "Our success is the basis for establishing an even stronger partnership with SoftJin to meet our growing software development needs. We will continue to focus on our semiconductor design and core R&D activities, and partner with best-in-class companies in other areas to offer a superior solution to our customers."

D'Souza added: "We chose SoftJin to partner with for our customized software needs because of their proven track record in developing EDA tools for semiconductor companies around the world. Our relationship with SoftJin is yielding measurable benefits in terms of wider access to talent and time to market advantages for our software needs related to our Configurable Switch Array."

"We are very excited to be working with a path-breaking semiconductor company in the networking market like Cswitch. SoftJin has a unique value proposition of developing customized EDA tools for the specific requirements of Configurable and Programmable Fabric companies, thereby enabling these companies to offer custom crafted software tools to their users. Working in an ODC model with our customers allows us to tailor our services to ideally suit the needs of our individual customers. We look forward to working together with Cswitch to enhance the capabilities and ease-of-use of the EDA tool chain that Cswitch provides to its customers," said Nachiket Urdhwareshe, SoftJin CEO.

Earlier this year at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) (July 2006), Cswitch previewed its Configurable Switch Array chip technology, with innovative architecture that offers performance levels approaching an ASIC, including a bandwidth up to 100Gbps, and the configurability of an FPGA.

About Cswitch

Founded in 2003, Cswitch is a privately held semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, CA. Cswitch develops high performing configurable solutions for the networking, storage, wireless base station and telecom markets. For more information on Cswitch Corporation, visit

About SoftJin

SoftJin Technologies Pvt. Ltd. develops customized EDA tools for the specific requirements of semiconductor and EDA companies using a combination of EDA software development services and re-usable building blocks. SoftJin's customized EDA software development approach offers the advantages of enhanced EDA software capability, flexible capacity and cost savings to customers. SoftJin was recently (August 2006) chosen as one of the top 100 private companies in Asia that play a leading role in innovation and technology by Red Herring magazine. More information is available at

The company's headquarters are located at Unit No: 102, Mobius Tower, SJR I - Park, EPIP, White Field, Bangalore - 560066, Tel: +91-80-41779999, Email:

The USA office is located at 2900 Gordon Ave, Suite 100-11, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Tel: (408) 773-1714, Email:

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