Santa Clara, Calif. -- February 2, 2009 Extreme DA™ today announced the winner of its integrated circuit (IC) design survey give-away. Extreme DA collects the opinions of design engineers on crucial design issues, so they can influence the development of sign-off timing analysis in future versions of the GoldTime™ product. Everyone who had completed the survey, at
http://www.extreme-da.com/survey.html, was entered into the prize drawing. A lucky engineer from Infineon, Germany, was picked at random and was awarded an 8GB Apple iPod Touch. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, stated," Wow, I have never won in a drawing before! That's great! Thank you very much."
Selected Results of the IC Designer Survey
In describing their current projects, respondents indicated that ASIC designs were the most common being implemented, with processors coming in second:
|ASICS: 58%||IP: 8%|
|Processors: 19%||Custom and Semi-custom chips: 13%|
For design clock speeds, over half were above the frequency of 400 MHz:
|800-1600 MHz: 20%||100-400 MHz: 42%|
|400-800 MHz: 32%||Other: 6%|
In terms of design size, the most common is designs featuring 5-20 million cells:
|20 Mcells and greater: 17%||1-5 Mcells: 28%|
|5-20 Mcells: 37%||Less than 1 Mcell: 18%|
Survey respondents also noted the manufacturing process node they were planning to use for their current designs. More than one-third of the designs target process nodes of 45-nanometers and below:
|45 nm or below: 36%||90 nm: 17%|
|70/65 nm: 46%||Other: 1%|
For more information about the survey, contact Ruben Molina, Director of Technical Marketing at Extreme DA.
About GoldTime - The New Standard in Sign-off Timing
GoldTime by Extreme DA, is the new-generation timing analysis technology that delivers 5X better speed and capacity. With its new from-the-ground-up architecture, designers can sign-off with certainty and achieve faster timing closure. Whether verifying a current generation design across corners or doing a statistical analysis to optimize the performance, power and yield for 40nm ICs, GoldTime delivers the answers while the competition is still figuring out the results.
About Extreme DA
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., venture-funded Extreme DA develops and licenses software products that provide sign-off analysis and improve the performance and yield of nanometer integrated circuits prior to manufacture. The company's investors include Foundation Capital, IT-Farm Corporation, and Lanza techVentures. For the latest news and information on Extreme DA, visit www.extreme-da.com or write to Email Contact.
Jean Armstrong, PR Counsel for Extreme DA
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Ruben Molina, Director of Technical Marketing
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