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POLYTEDA Software Corp releases PowerDRC/LVS version 1.1

Physical verification technology targeted to verify any IC design with complete predictability

Toronto, Canada, Dec 1 2009 - POLYTEDA Software Corp. a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced the general availability of PowerDRC/LVS version 1.1.

PowerDRC is designed to process integrated circuit (IC) designs of any size, at any technology node, with run times, which are fast and completely predictable. It is massively scalable and provides turnaround time that is up to an order of magnitude faster than existing solutions. PowerDRC achieves this scalability and turn around time through the use of a unique data structure, an innovative window scanning technique, and flexible design hierarchy processing.

"POLYTEDA believes that PowerDRC/LVS will revolutionize the DRC/LVS market, by introducing real predictability to the physical verification problem." said Brad O’Connell, Vice President of Marketing at Polyteda. "Too often EDA vendors make great performance claims, but when you peel the onion a little bit, they always equivocate, saying your results are ‘design dependant’. We don’t work that way. Our technology allows us to say with confidence that this design, at this node, with this many processors will take this long. For a design team on the critical path, this confidence is invaluable.” With PowerDRC/LVS design-rule-checking (DRC) time is linear with the number of CPUs, so designers are able to choose the turnaround time that best suits their project needs.

Additionally, PowerDRC/LVS performs very well at both ends of the design size spectrum. Other DRC technologies are tuned to scale over a large number of processors, but do not perform well on small designs. PowerDRC/LVS single cpu and flat performance is outstanding, so teams working on smaller projects also benefit from improved run times and predictability.
PowerDRC/LVS was Beta tested with select semiconductor and fabless design companies, across a broad range of technologies and design styles. All designs tested during the Beta period beat out the incumbent technologies on run time and were competitive in peak memory usage.

Foundry Support

During the Beta test period, POLYTEDA worked with leading Asian and European foundries to validate accuracy and performance for production. Contact us to learn more about the availability of foundry rule decks.


Availability and Demonstration

PowerDRC/LVS is available now from POLYTEDA. This advanced physical verification technology will be demonstrated at EDSFair in Yokohama, Japan, January 28-29, 2010.

About POLYTEDA Software Corporation

POLYTEDA Software Corporation is a rapidly growing design automation company, focused on providing fast, accurate and affordable verification solutions for electronic design companies. For more information about POLYTEDA and its products, please visit www.polyteda.com.



CONTACT:
Brad O’Connell
Vice President Marketing
(613) 796-7883
oconnell@polyteda.com