Newport Media Adopts Azuro’s Clock Tree Solution

Automated Solution is Much Faster, Lowers Power and Gives Better Results


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 24, 2009 – Azuro, Inc. the provider of advanced clock implementation tools for nanometer chip design, today announced that Newport Media Inc., a developer of highly integrated solutions for digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards, has adopted Azuro’s PowerCentric™ product for clock implementation on all their integrated circuit (IC) designs at 65nm and below.

“It typically took us several days and three or more manual iterations to get the clock right,” said Darren Woodhouse, physical design manager at Newport Media. “With Azuro we are able to run a one-step automatic script that produces a much better clock result in about one hour.”

As leading edge systems-on-chip (SoCs) incorporate more functionality and strive to minimize power, the number of clocks increases and the balancing constraints become very complex. Azuro’s advanced clock tree synthesis (CTS) technology has helped Newport Media achieve timing closure more quickly by shortening the clock insertion delay and by reducing the clock skew across multiple timing corners and operating conditions. In addition, the more efficient clock structure significantly lowers the clock power and reduces the clock cell area.

“We are experiencing a sharp increase in the number and complexity of clocks as the designs move to smaller geometries,” said Paul Cunningham, co-founder and chief executive officer for Azuro. “Without significant investments in new methodologies, clock implementation will become a bottleneck for the semiconductor industry’s ability to utilize the latest technology.”

About Azuro
Azuro is an electronic design automation (EDA) company supplying software tools to design digital semiconductor chips. The company’s unique clock tree synthesis and physical optimization technologies make chips faster, reduce chip power and dramatically accelerate chip time to market. Customers of Azuro’s software include Broadcom, Cambridge Silicon Radio, NVIDIA, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments. The company was founded in 2002, and has completed over 40 tapeouts since launching its first product in 2005. Azuro is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with R&D in Cambridge, UK, and is privately held.

Azuro, PowerCentric, Rubix and the Azuro logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Azuro, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Keywords: clock tree synthesis, clock timing optimization, clock complexity, propagated clock, skew, skew group, clock balancing, on-chip variation, insertion delay, low power, semiconductor, integrated circuit, IC, digital TV, electronic design automation, EDA

Contacts:
Azuro – Marc Swinnen, (408) 464-7350, Email Contact
Cayenne Communication - Linda Marchant, (919) 451-0776, Email Contact



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