Quickturn Partners With Simutech to Develop Next-Generation System-On-Chip Rapid Prototyping Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif.----Feb. 21, 2000--Quickturn, a company of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and Simutech have signed an exclusive agreement to develop a next-generation, high-performance rapid prototyping platform (RPP) solution for system-on-a-chip (SOC) development.
Simutech's technology will be a strong complement to Quickturn's core emulation business and Cadence Design Systems' simulation and hardware-software co-verification business. Under the agreement, Quickturn(TM) will develop application-focused verification environments on top of Simutech's patented intellectual property (IP) and internet-based verification platform.
The move toward more highly integrated and higher performance application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and SOCs is driving the electronics industry to develop solutions that will dramatically improve customers' SOC and IP design re-use methodologies. The partnership between Quickturn and Simutech will spearhead this effort by developing new products to support SOC rapid prototyping. This includes support for what is now recognized as ``platform-based design'' and block-based design methodologies.
``We see significant growth in IP-based SOC design architectures. The three key capabilities our customers are looking for are IP evaluation, hardware-software co-development, and full SOC verification. Our partnership with Simutech will allow us to deliver a solution built from the ground up to meet these new market requirements,'' stated George Zafiropoulos, Quickturn's vice president of marketing. ``Quickturn's strength in developing and delivering application-specific solutions for the wireless, networking, multimedia, and computing markets will allow us to deliver a tailored solution to meet each customer's needs.''
``By partnering with the leader in high-performance verification, our technology will spread to a broader market faster and accelerate the availability of a complete solution,'' stated Steve Glaser, Simutech's vice president of marketing. ``The combination of Simutech's IP and internet-based technology with Quickturn's application-focused environments, software, and services will provide an immediate step function in productivity for SOC development.''
Simutech is focused on providing desktop IP and internet-based verification tools to leading electronics systems, semiconductor, and IP companies. Simutech's products enable IP evaluation, hardware-software co-development, and full SOC verification. Its mission is to help bring SOC to the mainstream designers by providing a new generation of relatively low-cost, easy-to-use solutions to address the largest bottleneck to system-on-a-chip design. For more information about Simutech, please visit http://www.simutech.com.
Quickturn, a Cadence company, is the leading provider of high-performance verification products and time-to-market engineering (TtME(TM)) services for the design and verification of complex IC and electronic systems. Quickturn products are used by developers of high-performance computing, multimedia, graphics, and communications systems. For more information about Quickturn products, visit the Quickturn web site at http://www.quickturn.com or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Cadence® is the largest supplier of electronic design automation products, methodology services, and design services used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and a variety of other electronics-based products. With approximately 5,000 employees and 1999 annual revenue of $1.1 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products, and its services may be obtained from http://www.cadence.com.
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