SOURCE: Silicon Frontline Technology

Silicon Frontline Technology

October 04, 2011 15:29 ET

Silicon Frontline Announces Best Quarter With 250% Growth Year-Over-Year

Worldwide Customers Embrace Proven, Post-Layout Verification Products With Unmatched Performance, Accuracy, Unlimited Capacity and Support for Industry Flows

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. (SFT), an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company in the post-layout verification market focused on solutions for nanometer design applications, announced today that Q3 was the best quarter in the company's history with 250% growth when compared to last year. SFT began shipping products in May 2009. In Q3, the company added five new customers and the license count for existing customers increased by 80% when compared to last year.

According to Dermott Lynch, VP of Sales, "Our sales increased significantly in all product and market categories. Customers know the combination of performance and accuracy that our technology provides, results in higher quality silicon, sooner. This gives our customers a distinct edge in Time-to-Market and more importantly, Time-to-Volume."

SFT's customers are in North America, Japan, Asia and Europe. Target markets include memory, Analog Mixed Signal (A/MS), image sensor, power device and high speed designs. Customers use SFT's products for post-layout verification and improving design efficiency and reliability.

"Post-layout verification is a major bottleneck in today's leading edge designs, especially for nanometer designs where these challenges are critical," remarked Yuri Feinberg, CEO. "Our proven products alleviate this headache by providing bounded, accurate extraction and analysis that speeds up the post-layout verification cycle."

About Silicon Frontline's Products and Guaranteed Accuracy
Silicon Frontline's post-layout verification software delivers Guaranteed Accuracy, full-chip capacity and performance at least 20 times faster than other commercial field solvers. Users specify the level of accuracy desired, net by net, at the block level or with regular expressions. In this way, the resulting parasitics are guaranteed correct within the specified accuracy range for better design quality.

The company's customers use its software to analyze power devices, improve image sensors, Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs), flash memories, differential signals and nanometer and Analog Mixed Signal (A/MS) designs. The customer list includes 10 of the world's top 30 semiconductor companies. In addition, leading foundries have validated Silicon Frontline's products for use with their nanometer design technologies and reference flows.

F3D (Fast 3D) is used for fast 3D extraction and R3D (Resistive 3D) is used for 3D extraction and analysis of large resistive structures. F3D is chosen for its nanometer and Analog Mixed Signal (A/MS) design verification accuracy, and R3D for analysis that leads to improvements in the reliability and efficiency of semiconductor power devices.

H3D is the industry's first commercial hierarchical 3D extractor, for post-layout verification. H3D offers hierarchical parasitic extraction, hierarchical netlisting, unlimited capacity, and field-solver accuracy.

All of SFT's products work with design flows from the leading EDA suppliers.

About Silicon Frontline
Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. provides post-layout verification software that is Guaranteed Accurate and works with existing design flows from major EDA vendors. Using new 3D technology, the company's software products improve silicon quality for standard and advanced nanometer processes. For more information please visit www.siliconfrontline.com. For sales or general assistance, please email info@SiliconFrontline.com or sft@marubeni-sys.com.

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