Monday December 14, 2009, PT

STARC Adopts Incentia TimeCraft for Static Timing and Signal Integrity Analysis Solutions in the STARCCAD-CEL V3.5 Signoff Flow

SANTA CLARA, California, USA - December 14, 2009 - Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in timing analysis and design closure solutions, today announced that the Japanese electronic design consortium STARC has validated Incentia's TimeCraft™ static timing analysis (STA) and signal integrity (SI) analysis solutions and incorporated them into its STARCAD-CEL V3.5 Timing Signoff Flow.

STARCAD-CELV3.5 Timing Signoff Flow was defined by the consortium to address comprehensive signoff requirements in static timing and signal integrity analysis for 45nm and below process technologies. TimeCraft met STARC's requirements in general STA accuracy and functionality, location-based on-chip-variation (LOCV) analysis, cross-talk accuracy, and advanced signal integrity pessimism reduction. Moreover, TimeCraft demonstrated very fast runtime advantages in both single-thread and multi-thread flows that greatly shortened the analysis turnaround time for very big designs.

"The purpose of the STARCAD-CEL V3.5 timing signoff flow is to qualify the most efficient and comprehensive timing signoff solutions for STARC member companies," said Nobuyuki Nishiguchi, vice president and general manager, Development Department 1 at STARC. "Incentia's TimeCraft was able to meet our signoff criteria in functionality and accuracy, and proved its fast runtime advantages for very big designs. We are pleased to incorporate TimeCraft into STARC V3.5 signoff flow, and provide our member companies with much improved productivity gains."

"We are excited that TimeCraft has been adopted into STARC's V3.5 timing signoff flow for 45nm and below process technologies," said Ihao Chen, president and CEO of Incentia. "Satisfying STARC's requirements in performance, functionality, and accuracy in static timing and signal integrity analysis shows our continuing commitment to customers with the leading timing analysis technology to achieve the largest productivity improvement."

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.

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