SOURCE: Simucad Design Automation

March 24, 2008 09:29 ET

ESS Technology Standardizes on Simucad's SmartSpice Analog Circuit Simulator

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Simucad Design Automation (Simucad), a leading provider of Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, today announced that ESS Technology (ESST), a leading global manufacturer of digital video 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," Robert Plachno, VP of Engineering of ESST said. "Adoption of multithreaded SmartSpice allows ESST 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 ESS Technology, Inc.

Founded in 1984, ESS Technology designs, markets, and supports highly integrated, mixed-signal semiconductor, hardware, software, and system solutions. The company offers comprehensive, multimedia solutions for audio, video, and digital imaging applications in the consumer electronics marketplace. ESS Technology sells its products to a variety of global consumer electronics manufacturers and distributors, including Samsung, Philips, Dynax, Sony, Sharp, and many others. The company holds a leading market share position in the digital video market. ESS Technology has established excellent relationships with manufacturers based on years of providing superior service, meeting on-time delivery requirements maintaining a low default rate, and other important factors.

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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