February 07, 2011
Real Intent – Part II
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Russ Henke - Contributing Editor

by Russ Henke - Contributing Editor
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  • We require more thorough environment setup because this provides the necessary safety net and confidence that CDC analysis will be accurate and complete so our users can sign-off on CDC verification at the end; A setup-lite approach taken by our competitions can leave holes in CDC verification and nasty surprises late in the cycle;

  • We identify root cause of CDC issues and only report that rather than all the symptoms of it so that users don't have to be faced with huge report with lots of noise. It is impossible to sign-off when one can't even go through and examine each line in the report;

  • Our structural and formal analysis are based on actual design principles rather than design templates, therefore Meridian CDC can handle more diverse designs styles;

  • We offer a layered approach to CDC verification in multiple levels.
  • Extending all the knowledge learned to simple applications such as linting and constraints management is a much easier task. Compared to other companies which started with simple technology like linting and now are trying to extend their solutions to formal, they are having a much deeper learning curve and are faced with a much harder task to conquer. We benefitted from climbing the tallest mountain early when we were younger and had no fear. Now we can stand high, see farther and go farther. I think that's our strength”.

    Auspicious Timing

    Just as Dr Zhang and the writer were completing this EDA WEEKLY article, Real Intent released news about its performance:

    Real Intent Reports Stellar Revenue Growth of Over 80% in 2010

    SUNNYVALE, California - January 25, 2011 -
    Real Intent, Inc., the leader in automating the intelligence of formal techniques for design verification signoff, announced today that the company's revenue in 2010 increased more than 80% when compared to 2009. In addition, the company's customer list grew by over 50%, adding major semiconductor companies in storage, computing, networking, communication and consumer electronics industries.

    Prakash Narain, CEO of Real Intent, remarked, “Real Intent has seen strong growth for the last several years despite the difficult economic conditions. Ever-increasing design complexity has driven the market growth for Real Intent's products. In addition, our technical superiority in performance and accuracy as well as our excellent customer support has enabled us to displace our competitors at several large semiconductor accounts.”

    In 2010,
    Real Intent news included announcements of new releases of Ascent™, Meridian™ and PureTime™ as well as a new product, Meridian DFT. The company also signed a Korean distributor and added Masahiro Fujita as a Technical Advisor.

    During the first half of 2011, Real Intent will showcase its leading signoff technology at many worldwide events:

  • Tokyo University Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, February 2, 2011
  • Design Verification Conference (
  • DVCon), San Jose, CA, March 1-2, 2011
  • Synopsys Users Group (
  • SNUG), Santa Clara, CA, March 28-30, 2011
  • Real Intent and SpringSoft Joint Verification Seminar, San Jose, CA, April 21, 2011
  • ChipEx, Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 3-4, 2011
  • 48th Design Automation Conference (
  • DAC), San Diego, CA, June 5-8, 2011

    About Real Intent

    Real Intent is the leader in automating the intelligence of formal techniques for electronic design verification signoff. Real Intent's
    Ascent, Meridian and PureTime software families dramatically improve functional verification efficiency and design quality for ASICs and FPGAs devices and are used by design and verification teams worldwide.


    Press Contact

    Georgia Marszalek, Valley PR LLC for Real Intent, +1-650-345-7477,

    Notes to editors:

    Ascent, Meridian and PureTime are trademarks of Real Intent, Inc.

    All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.


    Writer's Comments:

    After the last six months of getting to know
    Real Intent, its people, culture, technology and the journey it has taken over the last 10 years, what Prakash says does not seem boastful at all, but rather statements of fact.

    Just as one of the motivational posters that
    Real Intent hangs on its office walls says,
    Real Intent continues to see beyond the current formal verification solutions”.

    Real Intent has indeed gone a long way in its technology journey to provide best-in-class solutions to the design and verification communities. This writer looks forward to seeing that leadership translated into
    Real Intent's continued growth and ongoing technology breakthroughs in the years just ahead.


    FOOTNOTE [1]:

    News release on Verix winning “Product of the Year” award

    FOOTNOTE [2]:

    News release on Verix adding VHDL support

    FOOTNOTE [3]:

    News release on Verix adding hierarchical analysis capability

    FOOTNOTE [4]:

    News release on Verix adding Clock Intent Verification capability

    FOOTNOTE [5]:

    News release on
    Real Intent raising $6.5M funding

    You can find the full EDACafe event calendar here.

    To read more news, click here.

    -- Russ Henke, EDACafe.com Contributing Editor.


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