Berkeley Design Automation Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Selection Highlights the Importance of Mixed-Signal Design Technology For The Future of Semiconductors

SANTA CLARA, CA, — July 16, 2009 — Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE™ unified circuit verification platform for advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits (ICs), today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Berkeley Design Automation was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

“We are delighted to be named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner,” said Ravi Subramanian, CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Analog/mixed-signal semiconductors are critical to electronic products today and their importance is growing. AlwaysOn recognized this in selecting Berkeley Design Automation for this prestigious award. The rapid growth and customer adoption of the Analog FastSPICE Platform validates the compelling value Berkeley Design Automation is delivering to the world’s leading semiconductor companies. Our customers go faster—and more importantly grow faster—as a result of the value we deliver”

Berkeley Design Automation and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 Winners will be recognized at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, taking place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, on July 28-30. This two-and-a-half day executive conference is co-presented by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program will highlighting the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Berkeley Design Automation will be presenting at this event during the CEO Showcase on July 29.

“It’s no secret that technology and innovation are vital to bringing our country out of economic recession,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies on this year’s list have not only created innovative technologies that solve real business problems, but have stimulated economic growth through the generation of new jobs. I congratulate every winner selected for this year’s award and wish them all tremendous success in the future.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at

About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification. Its Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Design teams from top-10 semiconductor companies to leading startups use the AFS Platform to efficiently verify AMS/RF circuits. Founded in 2003, the company has received several industry awards in recognition of its technology leadership and impact on the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corporation, NTT Finance Corporation, and IT-Farm Corporation. For more information, see

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. The AlwaysOn Network was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2003. AlwaysOn was applauded for focusing on the sweet spots in high-growth markets where technology innovation is disrupting behavior and creating new entrepreneurial opportunities for both big businesses and startups. The centerpiece of AO's editorial efforts is researching and publishing its annual Top Private Company lists: The AO Global 250 (our overall top list), the OnMedia 100 (advertising & marketing), OnHollywood 100 (entertainment), GoingGreen 100 (greentech). In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the new media industry by being the first to "socially network" its online readers so they could see each other and connect. Today, bloggers interacting with readers on a wide variety of topics have become accepted and often trusted alternative sources of valuable insights and information on the AlwaysOn Network. No other media brand has dared to foster the level of open interaction and transparency between its members that AO provides, and our editors and program producers intend to keep it that way.

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, Noise Analysis Option, RF FastSPICE, PLL Noise Analyzer, WaveCrave, and Precision Circuit Analysis 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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