BOE Standardizes On SpringSoft Laker Custom IC Layout Software For Advanced Flat Panel Display Applications

HSINCHU, Taiwan, October 12, 2010SpringSoft, Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today announced that BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd., Beijing-based liquid crystal display (LCD) panel manufacturer, has adopted the Laker™ Custom  Layout Automation System as its standard custom chip design platform. The long-time SpringSoft customer is expanding deployment of the Laker software from early 4.5G, 5G and 6G FPD product applications to its latest 8.5G offerings and institutes for advanced technology development.  

BOE develops, manufactures, and sells TFT-LCD panels and modules sized from 1.8 to 55 inch, used primarily in computer notebooks, monitors and TVs. BOE’s research in frontier technologies and display products focuses on enabling superior performance in the areas of low energy consumption, image quality, wide angle viewing, and green technologies to meet the infinite demands of digital life. By providing broader access to SpringSoft’s Laker custom layout products, design flows, and expert customer service across the development organization, BOE also enables fast, high quality implementation of next-generation FPD design solutions.

 “Laker is a powerful environment with flat panel display-specific functions and toolkits that simplify design across the complete range of our product applications,” said Xu Yubo, Array design general charger at BOE. “These capabilities along with SpringSoft’s extraordinary customer support have been instrumental to our development teams, and will continue to play a vital role in helping us bring the benefits of our next-generation flat panel display technologies to the information technology and TV markets.”

 “BOE is a technology-driven innovator in China’s fast-growing electronics industry and major player in the flat panel marketplace,” said Duncan McDonald, director of custom IC product marketing at SpringSoft. “Our long-standing relationship with BOE is a testament to our commitment to providing the best possible layout solutions and expert services.”

The Laker custom IC layout system provides easy-to-use tools with controlled automation techniques and design kits specifically tailored for flat panel display applications. Used today by four of the top five FPD providers, the Laker FPD editor enables BOE engineers to create, verify and easily manipulate custom chip layouts for their FPD design platforms within a single environment. Advanced FPD editing capabilities include automatic equal resistance routing, user-defined devices for pixel design, resistance calculator, and hierarchical net tracer for design debugging.

About Laker Custom IC Design

Laker custom IC design solutions offer the power of controllable automation and unmatched interoperability to achieve superior layout results with less effort for analog, mixed-signal, and custom digital designs. More than 300 companies, including many of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, have adopted the Laker layout system for designs down to 28 nanometers.  For more information about Laker products, visit:

About SpringSoft

SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473) 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, 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


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