Thursday April 12, 2011, PT

Richtek Adopts Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft and TimeCraft in its Mixed-signal Design Flow

Santa Clara, California, USA, and Hsinchu, Taiwan ¡V April 12, 2011 ¡VIncentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in timing analysis, logic synthesis, and design closure solutions, today announced that Richtek Technology Corporation (TW: 6286), Taiwan based mixed-signal company and one of the world¡¦s leading power management IC design service providers, has adopted Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft? logic synthesis and TimeCraft? static timing analysis software for its mixed-signal ASIC design flow.

¡§We have successfully adopted both DesignCraft and TimeCraft into our mixed-signal design tapeout flow,¡¨ said KC Chang, Vice President of Richtek. ¡§DesignCraft satisfied our requirements in reducing chip area and lowering power consumption. TimeCraft provided fast and accurate timing analysis capability. We were very impressed with the quality of results, fast runtime, and overall value of both tools, as well as Incentia¡¦s excellent technical support.¡¨

¡§We are pleased that Richtek, a leading supplier of power management IC¡¦s, selected Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft and TimeCraft in its mixed-signal design flow,¡¨ said Ihao Chen, president and CEO of Incentia. ¡§Both DesignCraft and TimeCraft met Richtek¡¦s stringent technical requirements in addition to meeting their cost of ownership criteria. Richtek¡¦s tape-out success demonstrates that Incentia tools are being successfully used as the main tools within a variety of ASIC flows.

About Incentia¡¦s DesignCraft and TimeCraft
DesignCraft is a complete logic synthesis tool to optimize for area, power, timing, and design-fortestability (DFT). It particularly aims for designs that demand aggressive reduction in chip area and power consumption. DesignCraft has been adopted in many customer sites doing complex SOC and mixed-signal design applications.

TimeCraft is a full-chip, gate-level static timing and signal integrity analyzer for nanometer timing analysis and sign-off. It has been known for its accuracy, fast runtime, and capability to handle extremely big designs. TimeCraft has been proven through numerous customer tape-outs, including those using advanced 40nm and below processes and complicated chips with more than 100 million gates.

About Incentia
Incentia Design Systems, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools provider of advanced timing analysis, power & timing ECO, and logic synthesis software for multi-million-gate nanometer designs. Incentia¡¦s products are being used at leading semiconductor, fabless, and design service companies worldwide and have produced numerous successful tape-outs in different design application areas. 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 Richtek Technology Corporation
Richtek Technology Corporation is one of the world¡¦s leading analog IC companies. The company consistently delivers inventive power management solutions that improve the performance of consumer electronics, computers, and communications equipment. Richtek adds value to end equipment by synthesizing technological innovation, uncompromised quality, and devotion to customer service. Founded in 1998, the Company is headquartered in Taiwan with additional offices in Asia, US, and Europe. Richtek is publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 6286. For more information about Richtek, please visit

Press Contact:
Ihao Chen, Incentia Design Systems, Inc., 408-727-8988 X101,

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