Thursday February 23, 2011, PT

American Semiconductor Adopts Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft Logic Synthesis Solution in its Mixed-signal Design Flow

Santa Clara, California, and Boise, Idaho, USA ¡V February 23, 2011 ¡VIncentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in timing analysis, logic synthesis, and design closure solutions, today announced that American Semiconductor has adopted Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft? logic synthesis software in its mixed-signal ASIC design flow. DesignCraft is a complete logic synthesis tool that optimizes for area, power, timing, and design-for-testability (DFT). It offers a more affordable synthesis solution with the most aggressive area and power reduction. DesignCraft met American Semiconductor¡¦s requirements in quality of results, ease of use and fast turnaround.

¡§American Semiconductor provides foundry and design services for all aspects of wafer fabrication, process development and ASIC design,¡¨ said Rich Chaney, General Manager of American Semiconductor. ¡§We recently implemented Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft synthesis tool into our ASIC design flow for a mixed-signal microcontroller with a very compressed schedule. We were very impressed with the ease of use, quality of results and the overall value of this tool, as well as Incentia¡¦s prompt and professional customer supports. We are confident that DesignCraft will be capable of handling our more complex designs in the future.¡¨

¡§We are pleased that American Semiconductor selected DesignCraft for their mixed-signal design flow,¡¨ said Ihao Chen, president and CEO of Incentia. ¡§DesignCraft met the requirements in quality of results, fast adoption, affordability, and fast turnaround. American Semiconductor¡¦s successful tape-out demonstrated DesignCraft¡¦s proven product quality, and best overall value.¡¨

About Incentia
Incentia Design Systems, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool provider of advanced timing and signal integrity analysis, post-layout timing & power ECO, and logic synthesis software for multi-million-gate nanometer designs. Incentia¡¦s products are in use at leading semiconductor, fabless IC design, systems, and design service companies worldwide and have produced numerous successful tape-outs in different design application areas, such as communications, networking, wireless, chip-sets, consumer electronics, and multi-media. Incentia has offices in Santa Clara, California and Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, and distributors in Japan, China, India, Korea, and Israel. For more information, please visit, email to or call 408-727-8988.

About American Semiconductor, Inc.
American Semiconductor, Inc. is a complete silicon fabrication source, providing a broad suite of services to enable product realization from concept to fabrication. As an on-shore, ITAR compliant, pure-play U.S. foundry, American Semiconductor provides services for all aspects of wafer fabrication and process development at low cost for low to mid-volumes. Silicon services include Custom Fabrication for copy smart or copy exact replication, Flex? Silicon on Polymer technology for flexible CMOS, Flexfet? advanced CMOS technology for low-power and radiation hardened applications, and standard 45nm bulk CMOS in development. Design services include design, verification, layout, and test with on-shore, ITAR compliant flows. Design services are available for outside foundry processes in addition to Flexfet Advanced CMOS. To learn more about American Semiconductor, visit

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Press Contact:
Rich Chaney, American Semiconductor, Inc., 208-336-2773, Ihao Chen, Incentia Design Systems, Inc., 408-727-8988 X120,

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