Silicon Metrics to Advance Characterization and Modeling Solutions for Synopsys' Galaxy Design Platform
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2003-- Silicon Metrics, the leading commercial provider of characterization tools for standard cells, memories, and I/O's, today announced that it has joined Synopsys' Milkyway(TM) Access Program (MAP-in(SM)). Silicon Metrics has tightened the integration of its SiliconSmart characterization solutions with the Synopsys Galaxy(TM) Design Platform for timing, power and signal integrity design closure. Access to the Milkyway direct application programming interface (API) tightens this integration even further, resulting in better-performing nanometer design flows when used with tools of the Galaxy Design Platform.
"Silicon Metrics joins dozens of electronic design automation
companies who are using Milkyway for the interoperability and
integration of complex design flows," said Rich Goldman, vice
president of Strategic Market Development at Synopsys, Inc. "Through
the Milkyway APIs, Silicon Metrics couples its SiliconSmart
characterization technology more efficiently with the Galaxy Design
Platform, resulting in more effective nanometer design processes for
"Silicon Metrics has collaborated extensively with Synopsys to
advance the library modeling standards to drive consistent timing and
signal integrity closure for 130nm design flows," said Vess Johnson,
president and chief executive officer of Silicon Metrics. "As design
teams move toward 90nm, the interoperability offered through the
Milkway API helps these teams maximize their return on investment
through faster timing, power and signal integrity closure flows."
About Silicon Metrics Corporation
Silicon Metrics' characterization and modeling products allow
customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance by
creating best-in-class models that combine silicon predictability with
designer productivity. Silicon Metrics is a privately held company
with offices in Austin, Texas, and San Jose, California. Silicon
Metrics is represented by Advinno in Singapore and Malaysia, Maojet in
Taiwan, Marubeni Solutions in Japan, MM Solutions in Europe and
Israel, NewPlus in China, and Tritech Systems in Korea. Company
investors include Austin Ventures, Needham Capital Partners, Current
Ventures, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN), and Synopsys, Inc.
SNPS). For more information, call 888/828-3736, or visit
Silicon Metrics online at
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