Berkeley Design Automation to Present Paper with Silicon Creations and Exhibit at the TSMC 2012 Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 11, 2012 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced, that the company will be co-presenting two papers and exhibiting at the TSMC 2012 Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum.

WHO: Berkeley Design Automation, Inc.

WHAT: Paper on EDA/IP/Services Track and Exhibit

16:00 – 16:30 - Silicon-Accurate Mixed-Signal Fractional-N PLL IP Design, by Berkeley Design Automation & Silicon Creations

Exhibit: Berkeley Design Automation will highlight how its AFS Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, and adopted by over 100 customers worldwide, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and >2x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation.

WHERE: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, Booth # 215

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation has received numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its technology leadership and contributions to the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit

About Silicon Creations

Silicon Creations is focused on providing world class silicon IP for precision and general purpose timing (PLLs), Chip-chip SerDes and high-speed differential IOs. Silicon Creations’ IP is proven from 28n to 180n. With a complete commitment to customer success their IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer’s designs. Silicon Creations was founded in 2006 is self-funded and growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, GA and Krakow, Poland and world-wide sales representation. For more information, visit

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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