Berkeley Design Automation to Present Paper with Forza Silicon and Exhibit at the TSMC 2013 Open Innovation Platform® Forum

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 24, 2013 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced, that the company will be co-presenting a paper and exhibiting at the TSMC 2013 Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Ecosystem Forum.

WHO: Berkeley Design Automation, Inc.

WHAT: Paper on EDA/IP/Services Track and Exhibit

Paper: An Efficient and Accurate Sign-Off Simulation Methodology for High-Performance CMOS Image Sensors;
Authors: Berkeley Design Automation & Forza Silicon

Exhibit: Berkeley Design Automation will highlight how its AFS Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, memory, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster than traditional SPICE and 2x-6x faster than parallel SPICE simulators. For large circuits the AFS Platform delivers >10M-element capacity and the fastest mixed-signal simulation. For silicon-accurate characterization it includes the industry's only comprehensive full-spectrum device noise analysis and a high-productivity Analog Characterization Environment—both of which deliver 5x-10x speedup over alternative approaches. For memory and other array-based circuits, AFS Mega™ delivers silicon-accurate simulation with >100M element capacity.

WHERE: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, Booth # 315

WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 (Paper is from 13:00-13:30)

For registration and additional information, see

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America by revenue in 2011 and again in 2012 by Deloitte. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit, visit

About Forza Silicon

Forza Silicon Corporation is a privately held fabless semiconductor company, specializing in high-resolution, high-speed CMOS image sensors, high-speed communication chips, high resolution data converters and high speed serial interface custom IP blocks. More information can be found at. For more information, visit

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Mega, AFS Nano, WaveCrave, and ACE are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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