ON Semiconductor Licenses Pulsic's Lyric Physical Design Framework

BRISTOL, England—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 18, 2005— Pulsic Limited, the EDA company that delivers shape-based, IC physical design solutions for mixed-signal, memory and custom digital designs, today announced that it has licensed its Lyric Physical Design Framework to ON Semiconductor, a leading provider of data and power management semiconductors headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz.

ON Semiconductor has licensed Lyric components for detailed floorplanning, standard cell placement, interactive editing and automatic routing of its next generation of mixed signal designs.

As part of the evaluation, Lyric was used to floorplan, place and route several digital blocks in a new ON Semiconductor design. The entire design was a first pass success; completed and taped out in only five weeks. A parallel evaluation was undertaken against another leading EDA vendor's tools, and Lyric proved comprehensively that it provided superior performance, flexibility and functionality.

Peter Zdebel, ON Semiconductor's vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), said, "As we move towards reducing die size and mask costs, and narrowing our time to market, Lyric has already proven its worth in helping us to achieve our design goals. The reduction in manufacturing costs in the first six months of production for one design will provide an immediate return on the investment in one seat of Lyric."

Lyric has also been used to re-place and re-route another design for ON Semiconductor's automotive group, where it achieved significant reductions in die size. The die had previously been placed and routed with another set of tools.

Commenting on the new customer win, Ken Roberts, chief executive officer at Pulsic said, "Lyric proved its ability to undertake automatic placement of standard cells and routing on a custom digital block, taking only 10% of the time normally used by an incumbent vendor's layout, chip placer and chip routing tools."

Lyric's unified shape-based design system has achieved significant design wins in the mixed signal, memory and custom digital market segments in the U.S., Europe and Asia by enabling layout designers to achieve high productivity and reduce die sizes by up to 30%, particularly as process geometries shrink.

About Pulsic

Pulsic provides advanced physical design solutions for complex analog, custom, digital and mixed-signal IC and system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The company's product suites include automatic and interactive editing, timing closure solutions, topological routing for power/clock and signal integrity. Pulsic was founded in January 2000 and is a privately held company headquartered in Bristol, UK. For more information, email info@pulsic.com , telephone +44 (0)117 906 94 94 or visit www.pulsic.com

Public Relations for Pulsic
Nanette Collins, 617-437-1822

Email Contact
Pulsic Limited
Joan Knight, +44 (0)117 906 94 94

Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Autodesk - DelCAM

Featured Video
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
Apple Adding To Computer Product Line Minus Ports
Currently No Featured Jobs
Upcoming Events
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress at 1310 Washington Ave. Golden CO - Oct 25 - 26, 2016
Electric&Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium 2016 at Conference Centre East. Koelnmesse (East Entrance) Messeplatz 1 Cologne Germany - Nov 9 - 10, 2016
Autodesk University Las Vegas at Las Vegas NV - Nov 15 - 17, 2016
Colortrac: LearnMore
TurboCAD pro : Free Trial

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise