SOURCE: Giga Scale IC

July 19, 2005 12:17 ET

Giga Scale IC Announces Widespread Adoption of InCyte Chip Estimation Software

More Than 2000 Users Have Downloaded InCyte From Since February

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- Giga Scale Integration Corporation (Giga Scale IC®) announced today that more than 2000 electronic design engineers and architects have registered at to download the InCyte™ chip estimation tool. The site, launched just over five months ago on February 7, provides the IC design community with easy, rapid access to InCyte. InCyte is a comprehensive electronic design automation tool that delivers fast and accurate chip estimates in the earliest stages of the design flow.

InCyte facilitates the rapid and accurate estimation of chip cost, yield, die size, power and leakage, to within five to ten percent accuracy of final silicon, and enables users to make architectural and economic comparisons by visualizing designs across various technology nodes, process variants and IP options. The no-cost version of InCyte currently available at may be upgraded to include chip estimations specific to individual foundries and Intellectual Property (IP) vendors' datasets. Also available as an InCyte upgrade, the InCyte IC Economic Analysis Engine provides users with accurate estimations of final packaged chip cost. The engine draws upon industry average silicon wafer pricing, defect density, test & assembly pricing, and package pricing data to calculate reliable and realistic IC cost forecasts.

"The momentum behind is simultaneously staggering and encouraging," said Adam Traidman, president of Giga Scale IC. "With dozens of users continuing to register daily, and thousands of designs estimated to date, the InCyte community is growing by leaps and bounds. We are confident in interpreting this strong and sustained interest as proof of the need for chip estimation and architectural analysis software for the electronics design community."

InCyte Availability and Upgrade Options

A free, time-unlimited version of InCyte is currently available for download at Upgrades from the downloadable version to a subscription version provide access to IP vendor and foundry specific technology data for increased estimation accuracy, as well as access to the IC Economic Analysis Engine, which accurately calculates final packaged chip cost. Detailed descriptions of these and other upgrade options may be found at Upgrades begin at $1,500 per month for a single user license.

About Giga Scale IC &

Giga Scale IC launched to provide designers with upgradeable software that estimates design costs early in the design cycle. InCyte users can estimate design specifications such as die size, yield, power, leakage, and cost, and also perform comparison and tradeoff analysis to minimize cost, reduce risk, and speed time to market.

Giga Scale IC is located at: 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW1-266, Cupertino, Calif. 95014. Telephone: (408) 255-0444. Facsimile: (408) 255-0344. Email: Web Site:

Giga Scale Integration Corporation, Giga Scale IC and InCyte are trademarks of Giga Scale Integration Corporation. Giga Scale IC acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

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