VeriSilcion Standardizes on SpringSoft’s Verdi Debug Platform for Digital IC and System-on-Chip Verification

HSINCHU, Taiwan — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 19, 2011SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473), a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today announced that VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd. (“VeriSilicon”), a leading world class ASIC design foundry and semiconductor IP provider, has selected its Verdi™ Automated Debug System as the standard debug platform. The award-winning Verdi software is currently being deployed by VeriSilicon’s worldwide research and development (R&D) organization and implemented in its debug reference flow to significantly reduce debug time and accelerate functional verification of complex digital IC and system-on-chip (SoC) designs at advanced technology nodes.

VeriSilicon has already integrated the Verdi platform into its production-proven verification flow for most digital design projects. The Verdi tool suite and design analysis capabilities are used today by all VeriSilicon design engineers responsible for functional verification during both pre- and post-layout simulation. With the ability to visualize the hierarchy and relationship of a design from multiple views, VeriSilicon engineers are able to quickly locate problems and trace root causes, reducing debug cycles by 20 percent on average across its broad range of design applications.

“As a leading design service company, VeriSilicon is continuously honing and improving our design and verification flow. Verdi is a very important tool in the flow that enables us to deliver the best-in-class design service quality and enhance our overall verification competency,” commented James Jiang, corporate vice president of engineering for VeriSilicon.

The Verdi Automated Debug System is SpringSoft’s flagship product for advanced debug. It cuts debug time in half by automating the process of comprehending how complex IC and SoC designs work, particularly unfamiliar legacy design elements or third-party intellectual property. The full-featured system automates behavior tracing over time with its unique analysis engines, provides a powerful set of design views to visualize and help analyze cause-and-effect relationships, and uses patented techniques to reveal the functional operation and interaction between the design, assertions and system testbench.

“Adoption of Verdi as the standard debug platform by industry leaders such as VeriSilicon, particularly in China’s fast-growing IC marketplace, underscores Verdi’s strong position in the verification domain. We expect the close cooperation between VeriSilicon and SpringSoft to bring even more value over time to our common customers in this region and across the globe,” said David Lin, vice president of Asia sales for SpringSoft.

About VeriSilicon

Founded in 2002, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and SoC (System-on-A-chip) turnkey services. VeriSilicon’s technology solutions combine licensable digital signal processing (ZSP®) cores, eDRAM, value-added mixed signal IP portfolio and other star IP into a SoC platform that extends below 65nm process technology. These platforms benefit a wide range of consumer electronics devices such as set top box and Home Gateway, mobile internet device and Cellular Phone, HDTV and Blu-ray DVD Player. VeriSilicon’s design and manufacturing service provides differentiation based on specific customer requirement that ranges from initial SoC specification and application software, RTL and backend design implementation through silicon samples and volume production, utilizing multiple foundry partners, assembly and test companies in Asia and US. VeriSilicon currently has research and development centers in Shanghai and Beijing, China; Santa Clara and Dallas, US; Oulu, Finland; with sales and customer support offices in Santa Clara, US; Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei and Hsinchu, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Nice, France and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.verisilicon.com.

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, 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.

Verdi, 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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