HiSilicon Broadly Adopts SpringSoft’s Verification Enhancement and Custom IC Design Solutions

Verdi Automated Debug, Siloti Visibility Automation, and Laker Custom Layout Automation Systems Deployed in High Performance ASIC Design Flow

HSINCHU, Taiwan — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 17, 2010 — SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473), a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today announced that HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., a worldwide provider of ASICs and solutions for communication network and digital media and a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies, has extended the terms of its comprehensive agreement for the Verdi Automated Debug System, Laker Custom Layout Automation System, and Siloti™ Visibility Automation System.

HiSilicon ASICs are widely used in over 100 countries and regions around the world, including its comprehensive portfolio of communication chipsets and digital media SoC solutions. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China with design divisions in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (USA) and Sweden, HiSilicon deploys an advanced EDA design platform with leading IC design and test technologies and world-class R&D flows to deliver high quality chip solutions.

The expanded agreement enables HiSilicon Technologies to broadly deploy SpringSoft’s Verdi software as its standard debug platform and the Laker software with its schematic-driven layout flow as the preferred custom layout solution. Adoption of the Siloti software is initially targeted at high-end data communications and mobile phone chip designs to eliminate simulation overhead and improve verification throughput.

“With Verdi, our design teams are able to consistently improve productivity and reach verification closure on time, even while complexity climbs and market windows narrow for virtually all our product platforms. During custom layout with Laker, they are also seeing around 30 percent productivity increase as compared to other tools. Productivity gains such as these, coupled with SpringSoft’s superior technical support, are compelling advantages in today’s competitive environment,” said Teresa He, vice president of HiSilicon.

“HiSilicon’s commitment to best-in-class EDA solutions is a testament of their industry leadership,” said Oz Levia, vice president of marketing at SpringSoft. “By focusing on the most critical IC design and verification challenges, we are able to deliver unique automation solutions with maximum value for design teams in China’s rapidly expanding electronics market and around the globe.”

About SpringSoft

SpringSoft, Inc. is a global supplier of specialized automation technologies that accelerate engineers during the design, verification and debug of complex digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, microprocessors, and SoCs. Its award-winning product portfolio features the Novas Verification Enhancement and Laker Custom IC Design solutions used by more than 400 of today's leading IDM and fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, and electronic systems OEMs. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and San Jose, California, SpringSoft is the largest company in Asia specializing in IC design software and a recognized industry leader in customer service with more than 400 employees located in multiple R&D sites and local support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.springsoft.com.

Novas, Verdi, Siloti, and Laker are trademarks of SpringSoft, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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