GRENOBLE, FRANCE: EdXact SA, physical layout verification specialist best known for netlist reduction software Jivaro, announced a successful 2010 for its business and the completion of the sixth consecutive quarter of profitability.
"Our customer list is approaching 25 companies including 10 of the world’s top 15 semiconductor companies,“ said Mathias Silvant, President and CEO of EdXact. “We are delighted with the adoption of our Model Order technology for netlist reduction by new customers and we are grateful to our existing customers who keep on relying on our tools for advanced designs suffering from interconnect parasitics.”
Daniel Borgraeve, VP of Sales at EdXact, added: "The adoption of our tools is directly linked to the increased difficulties of designing integrated circuits suffering from unwanted physical effects. For instance consider standard cell characterization: at 90nm or 65nm, interconnect parasitics could simply be neglected. At 45nm or 28nm, the parasitics play an increasing role and the number of devices in the netlist is growing exponentially.”
Year 2010 was marked by the adoption of EdXact‘s Jivaro tool by the world's largest semiconductor foundry for its first AMS reference flow. 2010 was also marked by adoptions of EdXact’s second generation toolset, named Comanche. While Jivaro is helpful to speed up accurate simulations with parasitics, Comanche intelligently analyzes parasitics databases in order to pinpoint problems without the need to run repetitive simulations.