TSMC Awards Berkeley Design Automation "Partner of the Year 2013"

Recognizes BDA’s Contributions to the Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) through the Joint Development of 16nm FinFET Design Infrastructure

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 2, 2013 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that TSMC has awarded the company with the OIP Partner of the Year Award 2013 for Joint Development of 16FinFET Design Infrastructure. Berkeley Design Automation was selected based on the company’s deep technical expertise and the Analog FastSPICE™ Platform’s proven technology for 16nm FinFET circuit verification.

“This award recognizes Berkeley Design Automation’s Analog FastSPICE Platform and the company’s significant contributions to our 16nm FinFET design infrastructure,” said Suk Lee, TSMC Senior Director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. “We are pleased to award Berkeley Design Automation with the TSMC Open Innovation Platform’s Partner of the Year Award 2013 for joint development of 16nm FinFET design infrastructure and we look forward to continued joint contributions to the semiconductor industry.”

“We are honored and proud to receive this prestigious award from TSMC,” said Ravi Subramanian, President and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. ”Our mutual customers depend on us to deliver breakthrough technology and EDA tools for the products that fuel the electronics industry. Collaborations with TSMC enable us to provide superior technology and innovative solutions to our customers.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. 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 and accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS Circuit Simulator, AFS Mega, AFS Nano, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analyses, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and ACE.

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 was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America by revenue in 2011 and again in 2012 by Deloitte. 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 http://www.berkeley-da.com.

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, ACE 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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