SOURCE: Silicon Navigator

April 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Reminder - Silicon Navigator Accelerates OpenAccess Database Adoption With Rocket Design Environment, Exhibits at Si2's OpenAccess+ Partners' Pavilion

April 3, 2007, Sun Microsystems' Conference Center, Santa Clara, California

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 --


Silicon Navigator™, a leading provider of broad-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions based natively on the Open Source, OpenAccess database, will participate in the Silicon Integration Initiative's (Si2) OpenAccess+ Conference Partners' Pavilion.

The company is demonstrating its Rocket Design Environment™ (RDE™), which includes tools that CAD developers can use to speed the adoption of the OpenAccess database and customize a design cockpit. It offers a desktop and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), data and script viewers and APIs, and can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with other commercial OpenAccess environments.

When/ Where:

OpenAccess+ Conference
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sessions and Presentations
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., OpenAccess Partners' Pavilion Exhibits and Reception
Sun Microsystems' Conference Center,
4030 George Sellon Circle, SCA-03
Santa Clara, California

Information & Contacts:

For more information about Silicon Navigator, please visit For more information, about Si2's OpenAccess+ conference, please visit

About Silicon Navigator's Software and Business Model

Silicon Navigator's business model is based on licensing Application Programming Interface (API) based infrastructure and engines for chip design. The company provides EDA development tools and support to build products providing APIs to all components. The company bases its software on standards such at Qt, OpenGL, C++, TCL, Python and the OpenAccess database. Standards preserve customer investment and enable cross-pollination of technologies and resources from other industries. Its Rocket Design Environment (RDE) framework's architecture represents the next generation of EDA software where core algorithms are simply inserted into a common infrastructure. Interoperability lowers barriers to adoption, minimizing investment for new tools.

About OpenAccess

OpenAccess is a community effort to provide true interoperability among IC design tools through an open standard data API and reference database supporting that API for IC design. The OpenAccess Coalition is a neutral organization of industry leaders that are leading this effort operating under Si2 bylaws. Website:

About Silicon Navigator

Silicon Navigator is a privately funded company dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Si2's powerful new OpenAccess database standard by providing a complete Framework, Engines and Applications. Silicon Navigator offers a licensable development platform, customizable desktop, viewers and editors for schematics, layouts, and timing, and a comprehensive set of APIs in C++, TCL, and Python. The company serves numerous customers and licensees providing them the ability to quickly and economically deploy EDA solutions. Silicon Navigator is a standards-based company enabling next generation design flows.

The company is headquartered at 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW2-260, Cupertino, Calif. 95014. Telephone: 408-200-0280. Facsimile: 408-200-0281. Email: Website:

Rocket Design Environment, RDE and Silicon Navigator are trademarks of Silicon Navigator. Silicon Navigator acknowledges the trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Georgia Marszalek
    ValleyPR for Silicon Navigator
    +1 650 345 7477