Elpida Standardizes on Simucad's SmartSpice Analog Circuit Simulator

Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:08am EST

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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

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