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ASTRI reconfirms Cadence as key EDA solutions provider

Posted: 21 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Cadence? Hong Kong ASTRI? EDA solutions?

Cadence Design Systems Inc. and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) announced that the latter has chosen Cadence as a key EDA solutions provider for all of its R&D and engineering divisions. The two companies renewed an earlier agreement whose value was undisclosed.

According to the press release, the agreement provides ASTRI access to the latest Cadence EDA design technology and services for the majority of its design needs in the area of low-power IC designs, wireless and wireline communications, advanced packaging and systems design. The agreement also extends ASTRI's adoption of software and services from across the Cadence Encounter digital IC design platform, Virtuoso custom design platform, Allegro system interconnect design platform, and Incisive functional verification platform, as well as design-for-manufacturing technologies.

"After wide-ranging and thorough technical evaluations of Cadence's product capabilities, especially in the domain of low-power designs, we felt that Cadence was able to offer the breadth of EDA technologies that meets the demands of all our R&D and engineering groups," said Raymond Chiu, vice president and R&D director of ASTRI.

The focus of ASTRI's IC Design program is to expand the technology base of Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta's PRD IC design industry to capture future growth opportunities presented by the worldwide semiconductor market and the China market in particular. Towards this goal, ASTRI has been developing complex SoC designs with small form factor and low power-consumption requirements.

"As complexities of designs increase, strong strategic relationships between industry leaders are the only way to enhance mutual success," commented Lung Chu, corporate vice president and president of Cadence Asia.

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