Wednesday July 22, 2009, PT

Incentia's TimeCraft Adopted by Global Unichip as Signoff Static Timing Analyzer in Its 50-million-gate Tape-out

TimeCraft Selected for its Runtime Advantage and Proven Quality

SANTA CLARA, California, USA and HSINCHU, Taiwan - July 22, 2009 - Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in timing analysis and design closure solutions, today announced that Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW:3443), a leading SoC design foundry, adopted Incentia's TimeCraft™ as its static timing analyzer (STA) in its recent 50-million-gate tape-out success. TimeCraft's unmatched runtime advantage has greatly shortened GUC's timing analysis turnaround time during design iteration stage and final tape-out.

"We have adopted Incentia's TimeCraft as our static timing analyzer in our nanometer design flow for its runtime advantage and proven quality," said CC Hsieh, Vice President of GUC. "TimeCraft played a key role in our recent complex 50-million-gate tape-out success. Its very fast runtime reduced our total turnaround time in design iterations and final signoff by 3X. We are pleased that TimeCraft improved our productivity gain significantly and helped keep our tight tape-out schedule."

"We are pleased that TimeCraft was used in GUC's recent 50-million-gate tape-out and drastically shortened their timing analysis turnaround time," said Ihao Chen, president and CEO of Incentia. "TimeCraft's success at GUC reinforces our commitment to customers with the best-of-the-class nanometer timing analysis technology to achieve the largest productivity gain."

About Incentia's TimeCraft
TimeCraft is a full-chip, gate-level static timing analyzer (STA) for nanometer timing analysis and sign-off. It is the base product of Incentia's complete timing solution offering, including signal integrity (SI) analysis, power analysis (PA), statistical static timing analysis (SSTA), and constraint management (CM). TimeCraft has been the fastest STA available in the market and has demonstrated unmatched advantages in runtime and capacity that dramatically reduce timing analysis turnaround time. It offers rich features, such as stage and location based OCV, static IR-drop aware analysis, and CPF/UPF support, for analyzing all kinds of design applications. Its highly efficient multi-mode multi-corner (MMMC) and multi-thread technologies enable designers to perform timing analysis with more corners in much less time. TimeCraft has been proven through numerous customer tape-outs, including those using advanced 40nm processes and complicated chips over than 50 million gates.

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 patented technologies provide the fastest Static Timing Analysis (STA) tool in the market today. 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 Global Unichip Corp.
Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated fabless ASIC provider based in Taiwan, was founded in 1998. GUC is now publicly traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the symbol 3443 with 2008 revenue of 295MUSD. GUC provides total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC turnkey services. GUC is committed to providing the most advanced and best price-performance silicon solutions through close partnership with TSMC, GUC's major shareholder, and other key packaging and testing power houses. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk. For more information, please visit

Press Contact:
Arthur Wei, Incentia Design Systems, Inc., 408-727-8988 X120, Kurt Huang, Global Unichip Corp., 886-3-5646600 X6387,

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