SpringSoft’s Laker Custom IC Layout System Wins Best Electronic Design 2010 Award

HSINCHU, Taiwan — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 21, 2010SpringSoft, Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, is pleased to announce that its Laker™ Custom Automation Layout System has received the Best Electronic Design 2010 Award from Electronic Design Magazine. The award recognizes the advancements in custom chip digital place-and-route solutions and OpenAccess (OA) interoperability enabled by the latest release of the Laker system.

Electronic Design staff and contributing editors selected award winners from the many new technologies, products and standards introduced over the past 12 months. This prestigious award honors the engineering excellence and innovation in specific categories and vertical markets. SpringSoft’s Laker product was chosen by Technology Editor David Maliniak in the EDA IC layout category and is highlighted in Electronic Design’s December 9, 2010 issue available online at: http://electronicdesign.com/article/eda/Chip-Layout-Implementation-Add-Significant-Muscle.aspx.

Specifically, Electronic Design’s award pays tribute to the new Laker Row Placer and Laker Digital Router that allow designers to place-and-route both digital custom cells and standard cells for mixed-signal or custom digital designs within a single custom IC layout environment. In addition, the Laker platform offers the industry’s most complete and robust support for the OA database and application programming interface (API) standards from Si2, an important milestone in realizing a truly interoperable, multi-vendor design flow.

“SpringSoft is extremely proud to be the recipient of this award. Our Laker R&D team has worked diligently over the last year to deliver on the promise of standards-based interoperability while also expanding the automation benefits of our custom IC layout solutions. It is particularly gratifying to have these efforts recognized by Electronic Design and its highly regarded editorial organization,” said Martin Lu, CEO and chairman of SpringSoft.

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: http://www.springsoft.com/products.

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 www.springsoft.com.

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

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