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Home > Press > Episil Selects Berkeley Design Automation AFS Nano for Analog and Power Semiconductor Devices: Delivers Nanometer SPICE accuracy and >10x Price/Performance for Analog Circuits

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Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that Episil Technology, Inc., a pure-play foundry house specializing in epitaxial and silicon wafer foundry services for power and analog semiconductor products, has selected the company's AFS Nano SPICE simulator for analog and power device characterization.

Episil Selects Berkeley Design Automation AFS Nano for Analog and Power Semiconductor Devices: Delivers Nanometer SPICE accuracy and >10x Price/Performance for Analog Circuits

Santa Clara, CA | Posted on November 8th, 2012

"Having a cost effective circuit simulator that delivers the required accuracy and performance is a critical component of a competitive characterization strategy," said Phoenix Deng, CAD Dept. Manager, Technology Development Division, R&D & Operation Support Center, at Episil. "AFS Nano delivers block-level simulation with nanometer SPICE accuracy and >10x price/performance for our analog and power devices. This makes it compelling even compared to traditional SPICE tools."

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world's fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and >2x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry's only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, and AFS Nano SPICE.

"We are excited that Episil Technology selected AFS Nano for verification of their analog and power devices," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Episil's selection of AFS Nano further validates the strong competitive advantage and price/performance benefits the Analog FastSPICE Platform provides to the semiconductor ecosystem."

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About Berkeley Design Automation, Inc.
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation has received numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its technology leadership and contributions to the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit www.berkeley-da.com.

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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