HSINCHU, Taiwan -- March 17, 2009
-- SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473), a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Certess, Inc., creators of the Certitude™ Functional Qualification solution. The acquisition, announced last month, resulted in SpringSoft purchasing all outstanding shares of Certess, and the transaction has received necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals.
Certess is now a wholly owned subsidiary of SpringSoft USA, Inc. and its operations have been integrated with SpringSoft’s global development, sales, support and marketing functions. Certess products have been added to SpringSoft’s Novas™ family of verification enhancement solutions.
The acquisition adds approximately 20 people to SpringSoft, primarily in France and the United States. The former Certess R&D operation in France now reports to Yu-Chin Hsu, Vice President of Logic Verification R&D. The existing Certess field sales and support personnel have been folded into the SpringSoft global channel under Bill Shepard, Vice President of Sales.Verification Enhancement
Verification enhancement technologies make it easier for engineers to do more verification in less time, to more easily understand and correct design behavior, and to improve the quality of verification environments so they can attain higher levels of confidence in their system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
SpringSoft is the only EDA vendor specializing in verification enhancement technologies and solutions. The company’s Verdi™ Automated Debug and Siloti™ Visibility Automation solutions work side by side with third-party simulators using industry-standard languages and interfaces to improve design comprehension and productivity throughout the functional verification process. The integration of the Certitude functional qualification technology, which interoperates with simulators in the same way, will enable SpringSoft users to ensure the thoroughness of their verification environments to achieve functional closure faster with more reliable quality of results.About Springsoft
SpringSoft, Inc. is a global supplier of specialized automation technologies that accelerate engineers during the design, verification and debug of complex digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, microprocessors, and SoCs. Its award-winning product portfolio features the Novas Verification Enhancement and Laker Custom IC Design solutions used by more than 400 of today's leading IDM and fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, and electronic systems OEMs. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and San Jose, California, SpringSoft is the largest company in Asia specializing in IC design software and a recognized industry leader in customer service with more than 400 employees located in multiple R&D sites and local support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.springsoft.com