SVA Optronics Selects Springsoft Laker Custom Layout Solution for Flat Panel Display Design

HSINCHU, Taiwan—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 28, 2008— SpringSoft Incorporated, the largest EDA company in Asia and the first to be publicly traded (2473.TW), today announced that SVA Optronics, a leading international supplier of liquid crystal displays based in Shanghai, China, has standardized on the SpringSoft Laker FPD (Flat Panel Display) Editor to realize faster, higher quality implementation of flat panel display designs.

We are pleased to develop our relationship with SpringSoft, said Jin Bo, technology center deputy director at SVA Optronics. SpringSofts Laker FPD provides a powerful solution that is specifically tailored for the design of flat panel displays. The unique combination of controlled automation and advanced FPD editing capabilities will enable us to dramatically increase the yield of our custom flat panel projects.

In addition, Laker is very easy to use, which means our designers are not burdened with a time-consuming learning curve, added Mr. Jin Bo. We are also quite impressed by the outstanding support provided by SpringSoft engineers. They were extremely responsive and always available to help with any questions or requests.

Laker custom IC design tools have consistently demonstrated significant productivity gains at over 300 customers worldwide, including cutting-edge integrated device manufacturers and pure-play foundries. SpringSoft has applied this expertise to create Laker FPD Editor with controlled automation techniques tailored for flat panel layout applications. Advanced features include automatic equal resistance routing, user-defined devices for pixel design, resistance calculator and hierarchical net tracer for debugging.

We are very pleased to be an active business partner with SVA Optronics, and to be able to enhance their layout productivity, said Johnson Teng, executive vice president of SpringSoft. SpringSoft is committed to diligently supporting our users and delivering proven solutions that enable companies in rapidly growing region of China to effectively compete and win in the global marketplace.

About Laker FPD Editor

The Laker FPD Editor is the technology leader in Flat Panel Display Layout solutions. With built-in flat panel tailored editing functions, Laker FPD Editor enables layout engineers to create flat panel layout, verify the design and proficiently manipulate it under a single environment. Four of the top five panel players in variant applications have adopted the Laker FPD layout solution. Laker FPD Editor supports many popular hardware platforms, including major UNIX workstations running Sun Solaris, HP-US, and PC Linux.

About SVA Optronics

SVA Optronics Co., Ltd. was founded in June 2005 by the Shanghai Municipal Government under the well-known, state-owned SVA (Group) Holdings Limited. SVA Optronics is located in the Caohejing Hi-Tech Park of Shanghai where it develops, markets and manufactures TFT-LCD panels for desktop and notebook monitors, televisions and more. Along with Japanese joint venture partner NEC, SVA Optronics operates the first G5 fab in Mainland China under the name Shanghai SVA-NEC liquid crystal display Co.Ltd. (SVA-NEC).

SVA Optronics aims to become the market leader in the TFT-LCD industry in Mainland China, with a long-term goal of becoming one of the leading players in the global TFT-LCD industry. With a strong panel manufacturing business, SVA Group plans to expand into downstream markets with SVA-branded display products and the full TFT-LCD industry supply chain.

About SpringSoft

SpringSoft 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, first publicly traded EDA company in Asia ( 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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