Elpida Standardizes on Simucad's SmartSpice Analog Circuit Simulator
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SANTA CLARA, CA, Jan 23 (MARKET WIRE) -- Simucad Design Automation (Simucad), a leading provider of Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, today announced that Elpida Memory Inc. (Elpida), a leading global manufacturer of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) silicon chips, has standardized on SmartSpice for its analog simulation needs. SmartSpice provides the highest performance and simulation accuracydemanded by today's ultra deep sub-micron technologies. The powerfulmultithreaded technology built into SmartSpice delivers the fastestsimulation of large and complex multi-million transistor circuits with trueSPICE accuracy. "After an extensive evaluation period, SmartSpice was found to exceed ourexpectations in speed, convergence and accuracy, and outperformed ourcurrent simulation solutions," Takao Adachi, CTO of Elpida said. "Adoptionof multithreaded SmartSpice allows Elpida engineers to significantlyshorten design time and introduce products to market faster and cheaper." "Our innovative and cost-effective unlimited licensing model is how EDAsoftware should be licensed," said Dr. Ivan Pesic, President and CEO ofSimucad. "Years of research have made SmartSpice the fastest and mostaccurate Analog simulator on the market. Companies can now standardize on asingle simulator and replace the myriad of traditional and lookup-tablebased simulators currently in use." About Elpida Memory, Inc. Elpida Memory, Inc., (TSE: Code 6665), is a leading global manufacturer ofDynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) silicon chips. Our design,manufacturing, and sales operations are backed by our world-classtechnology expertise. Our manufacturing facilities, Hiroshima ElpidaMemory, Inc. (wafer processing) and Akita Elpida Memory, Inc. (packagingand testing), utilize the most advanced manufacturing technologiesavailable in the industry. Further, we have customer sales and marketingsupport offices in Japan, North America, Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong andSingapore. Elpida's portfolio of advanced products features suchcharacteristics as high-density, high-speed, low power and small packingprofiles. The company provides applications across a wide range of areas,including high-end servers, mobile phones and digital consumer electronics.For more information about Elpida, please visit http://www.elpida.com. About SIMUCAD Design Automation Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CADsoftware tools used for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integratedcircuits. Founded in 2004 as a spin-off from Silvaco International, thecompany delivers products for circuit simulation, custom IC layout andverification, interconnect modeling, digital simulation, and IPcharacterization. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flowwith interfaces to third-party design platforms. Simucad has a worldwidepresence inherited from Silvaco's twenty years of business and is preparingfor an IPO. Contact: Dr. Ivan Pesic +1 408-567-1000 Copyright 2008, Market Wire, All rights reserved. -0-
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