ON Semiconductor Standardizes on ClioSoft SOS™ Hardware Configuration Management Platform Enterprise-wide

Design data management and version control includes data from Cadence Virtuoso and Mentor IC Station flows

FREMONT, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 9, 2012ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has selected ClioSoft’s SOS™ hardware configuration management (HCM) platform for enterprise-wide deployment of data management and version control for all design flows, including Cadence’s Virtuoso® Custom IC and Mentor® IC Station® design flows. ClioSoft, Inc., developer of the premier HCM solutions for the electronics design industry, provides developers with an integrated tool suite to improve hardware design team productivity, reduce the chance of mask re-spins due to configuration errors, and make design reuse more efficient.

ClioSoft’s HCM platform, a system designed from the ground up to meet the unique requirements of hardware designers:

  • Recognizes & manages composite design objects;
  • Understands IC design hierarchy;
  • Creates work areas with symbolic links to share data and optimize disk space usage;
  • Facilitates collaboration across multiple sites;
  • Allows users to share, reference and reuse IPs and PDKs across the enterprise;
  • Integrates directly into leading design flows as well as managing data from practically any design tool (See UDMA technology patent information).

“After an extensive evaluation, ON Semiconductor has chosen ClioSoft SOS for its intuitive use model, tight integration with the major EDA platforms, and superior capabilities,” said Dr. Hans Stork, CTO at ON Semiconductor. “We anticipate that the corporate-wide adoption of ClioSoft SOS for mixed-signal and digital product development projects will result in a significant improvement in design efficiency across all our development centers. We are confident that ClioSoft will accelerate our product time-to-market while improving overall product quality.”

“ON Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of products requires a large team of engineers spread across several sites throughout the world to work together efficiently,” said Srinath Anantharaman, founder and CEO of ClioSoft. “We are proud to help their design teams collaborate effectively and enhance the sharing and management of design data and IP across the enterprise.”

About ClioSoft:

ClioSoft is the premier developer of hardware configuration management (HCM) solutions. The company's SOS™ Design Collaboration platform is built from the ground up to handle the requirements of hardware design flows. The SOS platform provides a sophisticated multi-site development environment that enables global team collaboration, design and IP reuse, and efficient management of design data from concept through tape-out. Custom engineered adaptors seamlessly integrate SOS with leading design flows – Cadence’s Virtuoso® Custom IC, Synopsys’ Galaxy Custom Designer, Mentor’s IC flows, and SpringSoft’s Laker™ Custom Layout Automation System. ClioSoft's innovative Universal DM Adaptor technology "future proofs" data management needs by ensuring that data from any flow can be meaningfully managed. The Visual Design Diff (VDD) engine enables designers to easily identify changes between two versions of a schematic or layout by graphically highlighting the differences directly in the editors. For additional information, please see www.cliosoft.com.

SOS is a trademark of ClioSoft, Inc. All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.



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