July 22, 2010 -- Dini Group announces the appointment of EuropeLaunch as their exclusive agent in 18 European countries. EuropeLaunch will provide sales, applications engineering and customer service throughout Europe. EuropeLaunch has extensive experience in the EDA (Electronic Design Automation) market and first hand experience with the sales and implementation of large FPGA circuit boards for ASIC Prototyping. Dini Group customers throughout Europe who have relied on factory support from La Jolla, California will now have immediate, local, service.
“We have long been frustrated by our lack of local representation in Europe,” says Mike Dini, President of the Dini Group, EuropeLaunch is the first firm we found with the experience and technical capabilities to provide real value to our customers.” Willi Ahnen, Partner and Sales Manager, and Gael Paul, Partner and Technical Director, both with a Synplicity / Synopsys (the multi-billion dollar market leader in EDA) background, started EuropeLaunch. Their goal is to bring “best-of-breed” design and verification solutions to chip developers. They represent a select group of suppliers who provide compatible products.
“Adding Dini Group to our offering is a huge benefit to our customer base,” said Willi Ahnen, Partner of EuropeLaunch, they are the world leader in massive FPGA boards for logic emulation and IP verification.”
Dini Group offers up to 130 million ASIC gates on a single board prototyping platform that runs at nearly final silicon speeds. They provide the latest Xilinx Virtex 6 and Altera Stratix IV technologies on boards hosted with PCIe, USB, Ethernet, or stand alone. An extensive array of daughter cards are supplied to meet customer's exact application requirements.
About Dini Group
Established in 1995 as a consulting company developing ASICs for various clients, Dini Group saw the need for cost effective logic emulation platforms and developed several of them. In 1998 they started selling these platforms to ASIC prototypers, FPGA developers, and IP designers. They now provide logic emulation systems with the latest technologies, the fastest speed, and the largest programmable devices. Since 1998 they have helped drive the cost of an ASIC gate from more than one dollar, to less than 1/4 cent. From their offices in La Jolla, Dini Group employees have supplied over five billion ASIC gates.
Founded by Willi Ahnen and Gael Paul in January of 2009, EuropeLaunch has a mission to provide European electronics companies with best-in-class, innovative, EDA & Semiconductor design products. Our comprehensive experience, with Synplicity and then Synopsys, covers the entire spectrum of ASIC design and verification and enables us to provide unmatched sales support and application engineering to Europe's chipmakers.