July 03, 2012 -- SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Helic, Inc., the technology leader in EDA solutions for RF and high-speed IC design proudly announces that Advanced Semiconductor Technology (AST) Ltd., the leading EDA tool and ASIC solutions provider to the Israeli market, is the exclusive representative of Helic’s product portfolio in Israel.
Helic develops cutting-edge software tools and technology for designing microelectronic chips that are used in wireless communications, broadband networking, PCs, tablets, and other applications. VeloceRaptor/X is a powerful, user friendly and fast, generic metal extraction tool that extracts parasitics (R, C, RC, RLCK, etc.) directly from a designer's layout and is suitable to any kind of high speed, high frequency layout, where inductive effects and mutual coupling parasitics become critical. VeloceRF is industry's leading inductor and transformer synthesis and modeling EDA software product. It is the only tool in its category that can generate guaranteed DRC/DFM clean pcells, can seamlessly integrate in any Custom IC design flow with third party DRC/LVS and RCX tools and features a very accurate modeling engine that has been verified through numerous tapeouts and production designs in processes down to 28nm.
“Helic has long ago acknowledged the importance and size of the Israeli semiconductor market as a key factor for the company’s growth and was looking for a partner with a successful track record, that has both the technical and sales expertise to support our foray in this market. We are lucky enough to have found all the above in AST. The first results of our collaboration are already evident after a very short period and we’re all very excited”, said Nikolas Provatas Helic’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development.
“Helic provides advanced capabilities to address the challenges of RFIC and high-speed SoC designs”, said Tomer Kabakov, VP Sales & Marketing at AST. “I have followed Helic’s offerings for a long time; representing Helic will enable AST to increase the Helic product exposure to the Israeli semiconductor market.”
Helic, Inc. develops disruptive EDA technologies for RFIC and high-speed SoC design. We provide our customers with a comprehensive offering combining design tools, silicon IP and applications support, greatly reducing the development cycles of chips for wireless communications, broadband networking, PCs, tablets and other segments. We provide technology for rapid electromagnetics modeling, RF component synthesis, and signal integrity of silicon ICs and Systems-in-Package. Our solutions have been adopted by several major semiconductor companies since 2000.
Helic is headquartered at 101 Montgomery Street, suite 2650, San Francisco, CA 94104. For additional information please visit www.helic.com.
About Advanced Semiconductor Technology (AST) Ltd.
Advanced Semiconductor Technology (AST) Ltd. was established in 1986 as an independent ASIC design center. AST now provides ASIC development and manufacturing services, in addition to the distribution of ASSPs, EDA tools and core IPs for the Israeli high tech market. AST has been operating as an exclusive distributor of several leading vendors in the areas of ASIC, EDA, ASSP and IP (Intellectual Property). Additionally, AST is a local industry. AST's team of highly skilled Sales and Application Engineers and ASIC experts offer the company's customers massive accumulated experience.
The company is certified to the ISO9001:2000 QMS standard and puts a strong emphasis on high quality customer service. AST has affiliates in the US and in Switzerland.
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