Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. Selects Avant!'s SinglePass Design Tools for Current And Next Generation SoC Designs

Avant!'s SinglePass Tools to Achieve Design-Closure for Next Generation System

LSI Design at Sanyo



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Avant! Corporation

    YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Avant! Corporation (Nasdaq:   AVNT) today announced that
 Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Semiconductor Company (Nasdaq:   SANYY), one of the
 world's consumer electronics giants, has purchased additional SinglePass
 design automation tools for their current and next generation System-on-Chip
 (SoC) designs.  The multi-million dollar contract enables Sanyo Electric with
 IC development at 0.18 and 0.13-micron process geometries.
     Significant Milkyway-based, SinglePass flow capabilities including
 Apollo-II, for very deep-submicron (VDSM) place-and-route; Saturn for VDSM
 timing and logic optimization; Mars-Rail for power, IR-drop, and EM driven
 analysis and optimization; and Star-RCXT for parasitic extraction and analysis
 are now available for Sanyo's design teams.  Additionally, existing SinglePass
 capabilities at Sanyo including Hercules-II for layout verification and
 Star-Sim for high-performance, high-capacity circuit simulation are included.
 With Milkyway as the backbone for the SinglePass flow, powerful techniques for
 incremental design are enabled by sharing of algorithms and data across
 applications.  Milkyway and the SinglePass flow combine to enable the
 industry's most advanced solution for reducing time-to-market.
     "Avant!'s place-and-route tools are valued for next generation System LSI
 Design with under 0.18 and 0.13-micron design rules.  We entered this contract
 based on Avant!'s great technological capability," said Fumihiro Dasai,
 general manager of System LSI division, System LSI department, Semiconductor
 Company, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
     "We are grateful that Sanyo has chosen Avant!'s advanced technology to
 support their physical design implementation process.  Addition of these tools
 enables highly accurate timing design, optimum power and ground design,
 minimization of die size, and reduction of design TAT," said Gerald C. Hsu,
 chairman, CEO, and president of Avant! Corporation.
     SinglePass is Avant!'s proprietary RTL to Silicon flow that delivers the
 fastest time-to-market for differentiated silicon at very deep submicron
 (VDSM) process geometries.  Avant! pioneered the SinglePass solution in early
 1998.  The Milkyway-based, SinglePass flow has achieved tremendous momentum
 and significant support from all customers, worldwide foundries and major ASIC
 vendors over the past 12 months.  SinglePass ensures rapid convergence of key
 design parameters, such as timing, area, power, and noise, while providing
 accurate VDSM silicon modeling, full chip analysis and optimization
 capabilities to generate silicon differentiated in terms of improved
 performance, density, and yield.
 
     About Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Semiconductor Company
     SANYO Semiconductor Company is one of the five companies consisting
 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.  The Company offers semiconductor devices, flat panel
 displays and system solutions for leading applications in electronic industry
 such as mobile communication equipment, PC/PC related products and
 analog/digital AV equipment.  As for manufacturing fabs, there are three wafer
 fabs and five assembly fabs in Japan and six assembly fabs in Asia-Pacific
 region.  Sales bases of the Company are located in North America, Europe, Asia
 and Japan.
     In the fiscal year 1999 (as of March 2000), the Company had 323 billion
 yen in revenue with approximately 15,000 employees including its subsidiaries.
     Further information is available at
 http://www.semic.sanyo.co.jp/index_e.htm.
 
     About Avant!
     Avant! Corporation develops, markets, and supports integrated circuit (IC)
 design automation software solutions (from system definition to mask
 synthesis) for the rapid design of multimillion gate products including system
 on chip (SoC).  These ICs power the consumer electronics, Internet
 infrastructure, wireless, telecommunications, and automotive products.  The
 Company is the leading provider of physical foundation IP libraries for IC
 design and provides a full suite of software for integrated circuit design,
 process simulation, device modeling, and mask synthesis
     Avant! is a global company with over 65 offices in 18 countries.
 Telephone:  510-413-8000.  Fax:  510-413-8080.  Worldwide web:
 www.avanticorp.com.
     NOTE:  Avant!, Apollo-II, Hercules-II, Mars-Rail, Saturn, SinglePass,
 Star-RCXT, and Star-SimXT are trademarks of Avant! Corporation.  All other
 company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners and should be treated as such.
 
 

SOURCE Avant! Corporation
    YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Avant! Corporation (Nasdaq:   AVNT) today announced that
 Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Semiconductor Company (Nasdaq:   SANYY), one of the
 world's consumer electronics giants, has purchased additional SinglePass
 design automation tools for their current and next generation System-on-Chip
 (SoC) designs.  The multi-million dollar contract enables Sanyo Electric with
 IC development at 0.18 and 0.13-micron process geometries.
     Significant Milkyway-based, SinglePass flow capabilities including
 Apollo-II, for very deep-submicron (VDSM) place-and-route; Saturn for VDSM
 timing and logic optimization; Mars-Rail for power, IR-drop, and EM driven
 analysis and optimization; and Star-RCXT for parasitic extraction and analysis
 are now available for Sanyo's design teams.  Additionally, existing SinglePass
 capabilities at Sanyo including Hercules-II for layout verification and
 Star-Sim for high-performance, high-capacity circuit simulation are included.
 With Milkyway as the backbone for the SinglePass flow, powerful techniques for
 incremental design are enabled by sharing of algorithms and data across
 applications.  Milkyway and the SinglePass flow combine to enable the
 industry's most advanced solution for reducing time-to-market.
     "Avant!'s place-and-route tools are valued for next generation System LSI
 Design with under 0.18 and 0.13-micron design rules.  We entered this contract
 based on Avant!'s great technological capability," said Fumihiro Dasai,
 general manager of System LSI division, System LSI department, Semiconductor
 Company, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
     "We are grateful that Sanyo has chosen Avant!'s advanced technology to
 support their physical design implementation process.  Addition of these tools
 enables highly accurate timing design, optimum power and ground design,
 minimization of die size, and reduction of design TAT," said Gerald C. Hsu,
 chairman, CEO, and president of Avant! Corporation.
     SinglePass is Avant!'s proprietary RTL to Silicon flow that delivers the
 fastest time-to-market for differentiated silicon at very deep submicron
 (VDSM) process geometries.  Avant! pioneered the SinglePass solution in early
 1998.  The Milkyway-based, SinglePass flow has achieved tremendous momentum
 and significant support from all customers, worldwide foundries and major ASIC
 vendors over the past 12 months.  SinglePass ensures rapid convergence of key
 design parameters, such as timing, area, power, and noise, while providing
 accurate VDSM silicon modeling, full chip analysis and optimization
 capabilities to generate silicon differentiated in terms of improved
 performance, density, and yield.
 
     About Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Semiconductor Company
     SANYO Semiconductor Company is one of the five companies consisting
 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.  The Company offers semiconductor devices, flat panel
 displays and system solutions for leading applications in electronic industry
 such as mobile communication equipment, PC/PC related products and
 analog/digital AV equipment.  As for manufacturing fabs, there are three wafer
 fabs and five assembly fabs in Japan and six assembly fabs in Asia-Pacific
 region.  Sales bases of the Company are located in North America, Europe, Asia
 and Japan.
     In the fiscal year 1999 (as of March 2000), the Company had 323 billion
 yen in revenue with approximately 15,000 employees including its subsidiaries.
     Further information is available at
 http://www.semic.sanyo.co.jp/index_e.htm.
 
     About Avant!
     Avant! Corporation develops, markets, and supports integrated circuit (IC)
 design automation software solutions (from system definition to mask
 synthesis) for the rapid design of multimillion gate products including system
 on chip (SoC).  These ICs power the consumer electronics, Internet
 infrastructure, wireless, telecommunications, and automotive products.  The
 Company is the leading provider of physical foundation IP libraries for IC
 design and provides a full suite of software for integrated circuit design,
 process simulation, device modeling, and mask synthesis
     Avant! is a global company with over 65 offices in 18 countries.
 Telephone:  510-413-8000.  Fax:  510-413-8080.  Worldwide web:
 www.avanticorp.com.
     NOTE:  Avant!, Apollo-II, Hercules-II, Mars-Rail, Saturn, SinglePass,
 Star-RCXT, and Star-SimXT are trademarks of Avant! Corporation.  All other
 company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners and should be treated as such.
 
 SOURCE  Avant! Corporation

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