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Events enable engineers to save time, achieve better results, and help the global community

Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 20, 2009 - SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473), a global supplier of specialized IC design software, is hosting a series of activities at the 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, Calif., July 27 through July 30, 2009 that showcase the latest innovations in verification enhancement and custom integrated circuit (IC) design solutions aimed at saving engineers time and giving them better results.  SpringSoft is also sponsoring its annual DAC charity event and numerous other DAC programs that directly benefit SpringSoft customers, partners, and the global community.

Activities in the SpringSoft booth #3367 include:

§         Custom IC Design Automation Showcase featuring the LakerTM Custom Layout Solution with its unique layout automation technologies, schematic-driven layout flow, and high performance solutions for targeted applications. Highlights interoperability with multi-vendor community of best-in-class tools from: Anchor Semiconductor, Apache, Ciranova, ClioSoft, Dassault Systeme, Mentor Graphics, Micrologic, Polyteda, Pulsic, Pyxis, and Synopsys

§         Demonstrations of SpringSoft's award-winning Verification Enhancement Solutions:

o        The new CertitudeTM Functional Qualification System is the first EDA solution to provide an objective measure of the quality of verification environments.

o        The VerdiTM Automated Debug System with new power-aware debug and analysis technologies and advanced SystemVerilog testbench debug capabilities.

o        The SilotiTM Visibility Automation System with its simpler use model now makes it easier for Verdi users to reduce simulation runtime and minimize file size while providing full design visibility.

§         Anime artist Laura Lee will transform visitors into engineering superheroes with  personalized sketch renderings.  Attendees can stop by the SpringSoft booth between 1PM and 3PM each day to receive their own superhero anime.

§         DAC attendees can also become an engineering superhero to developing regions around the globe by participating in the collection drive for used and wanted laptops. This charitable community program is sponsored by SpringSoft and Denali Software in collaboration with the Engineers Without Borders Labdoo Project.

§         Free one-hour seminars that offer practical insight into creating better custom digital designs, assessing the quality of verification environments, and understanding and debugging power-aware designs.

Seating is limited for these seminars, so attendees are encouraged to pre-register online for:      

SpringSoft Seminar

Date & Time

Interoperability Drives Innovation in Custom IC Design

Mon., July 27th, 2PM

How Good is My Verification Environment?

Tues., July 28th, 2PM

Power-aware Debug Challenges & Technologies

Wed., July 29th, 2PM


SpringSoft Community Activities

SpringSoft is also participating in a number of programs sponsored by industry groups and other members of the SpringSoft community, including:

§         Presentations in TSMC Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Booth #822

§         Sponsorship of the Accellera Breakfast panel on Tuesday, July 28th moderated by SpringSoft's Scott Sandler discussing "Frontiers in Verification: Coverage, Closure and Beyond" featuring real-life verification superheroes: Scott Runner, Qualcomm; Avi Ziv, IBM; Kathy Harrington, AMD; and Along Gluska, Intel

§         Sponsorship of the IPL luncheon presentation  on Tuesday, July 28th, entitled "The EDA Earthquake: Interoperable PDKs Shakin' Up the Analog Design World"

§         600 FREE DAC passes provided by the ad hoc DAC Fan Club, founded by SpringSoft, Atrenta, and Denali.  Attendees can register for these first come, first served basis passes at http://bit.ly/freeDACpass (Terms and conditions apply).

Attendees can follow SpringSoft on Twitter while at DAC for special announcements and reminders to events. Turn on mobile alerts to: www.twitter.com/SpringSoft.


About SpringSoft

SpringSoft, Inc. is a global supplier of specialized automation technologies that accelerate engineers during the design, verification and debug of complex digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, microprocessors, and SoCs. Its award-winning product portfolio features the Novas Verification Enhancement and Laker Custom IC Design solutions used by more than 400 of today's leading IDM and fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, and electronic systems OEMs. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and San Jose, California, SpringSoft is the largest company in Asia specializing in IC design software and a recognized industry leader in customer service with more than 400 employees located in multiple R&D sites and local support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.springsoft.com.



Verdi, Siloti, Laker and Certitude are trademarks of SpringSoft, Inc.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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