"It is becoming increasingly important to address the impact of process variability very early in the design phase and as the standard cell library is the foundation of most digital IC designs, this an obvious place to start," said Michael Buehler-Garcia, VP Marketing and Business Development at Ponte. "Nangate has unique solutions to address these issues with as little digression as possible for the designer. With their automated library creation platform using our YA System to provide automatic scoring and verification, DFM becomes just as natural a step in the physical IP verification process as running DRC/LVS."
"Integrating with a technology leader in DFM such as Ponte is an important addition to Nangate's offering," said Jesper Knudsen, VP Marketing at Nangate. Our specialty is to provide design optimization through library augmentation and with the integration of Ponte's YA System, Nangate Library Creator users are now also provided with the means to quantify, adjust and control DFM tradeoffs in an easy flow."
Nangate and Ponte will showcase the joint solution at the Electronic Design and Solutions (EDS) Fair 2008 being held January 24th and 25th in PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Japan. Please visit the two adjoining booths #211 and 212 to receive more information about the joint solution.
About Ponte Solutions
Ponte Solutions, Inc. develops and markets unique model-based software products and design for manufacturing (DFM) solutions that analyze, predict, and reduce the impact of process variability during the manufacture and design of semiconductors. Ponte customers include leading semiconductor companies, foundries, and design houses worldwide. Founded in 2002, the venture-backed company has received funding from The Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, Incubic LLC, Silicom Ventures LLC, and others. The company has offices in Mountain View, Calif., and Yerevan, Armenia. For more information about Ponte and its DFM products, visit www.ponte.com.
Nangate develops and markets Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software and physical library IP. Through the merger of physical synthesis and cell library creation, the company provides a unique alternative to one-size-fits-all standard-cell libraries and offers a low-risk alternative to full custom chip design. Nangate software provides a complete environment to optimize designs for performance while minimizing power consumption, die area, and time to market.