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Xoomsys simulation speedup technology moves closer to beta sites

Posted: 24 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Xoomsys, an EDA startup with a technology said to speed simulation using industry standard simulators, is about a month away from moving its technology to beta testing and expects to begin shipping its first product later this year, according to Anjaneya Thakar, the company's president and CEO.

Thakar said the company's technology, Speed, which stands for simulation parallelization by enhanced effective decoupling, has performed very well in alpha engagement, living up to its promise of linear speedup of commercial and open-source simulators without compromising accuracy.

Xoomsys emerged in November 2004, when the company announced $7 million in venture capital funding. The company was founded by Sunil Shah, who comes from an embedded software background, and applies distributed processing technology that is new to EDA to speed simulation by orders of magnitude.

"What we have is a technology that comes from the realm of systems theory that allows us to take a large problem and break it into smaller problems," Thakar said. "But more importantly, this technology effectively de-couples sub problems."

Unlike currently available products designed to speed simulation offered by vendors such as Cadence Design Systems Inc. and Synopsys Inc., Thakar said, Speed technology does not compromise accuracy.

Xoomsys made two announcements Friday (May 20). The first announcement touted the distributed processing technology's early performance, saying that initial tests on customer-specified circuits demonstrated its ability to deliver 15-20 times higher throughput on a 10-processor Linux cluster.

In the second announcement, Xoomsys highlighted the expansion of its executive management team. Former Barcelona Design and Cadence vice president Anthony Luk was appointed vice president of engineering and former Nassda Corp. and Synopsys vice president John Yelinek was appointed vice president of worldwide sales.

- EE Times

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