Kalray Adopts SpringSoft’s Solutions for Debug and Verification of High Performance Processors

HSINCHU, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473), a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today announced that Kalray Corporation (‘Kalray’) has selected SpringSoft’s award-winning portfolio of functional verification products for integration into its leading-edge chip development flow. Kalray’s deployment of the Verdi3™ Automated Debug, Siloti™ Visibility Automation, and Certitude Functional Qualification software is aimed at increasing debug efficiency and ensuring the highest quality verification environment.

SpringSoft’s products speed debug time and increase confidence in the quality of verification environments to ensure that chip designs function as specified and that they are ‘sign-off’ ready. The Verdi and Siloti systems work together as a unified platform that enables Kalray engineers to share critical design knowledge and analysis data resulting in significant productivity gains throughout the debug flow. The Certitude system provides objective metrics on the effectiveness of checking mechanisms and tests used by Kalray engineers to verify the functionality of key IP modules and connectivity of their MPPA MANYCORE processor designs.

“We are impressed with the powerful automation and openness of SpringSoft’s verification technologies. They save time and provide a high degree of interoperability with simulators and other tools enabling us to deal with the sophistication of our advanced 256 cores processor (MPPA-256),” said Renaud Ayrignac, director of hardware engineering at Kalray.

Jehan-Philippe Barbiero, functional verification leader at Kalray added, "We use Certitude to measure and improve the quality of our verification environments. Using Certitude, we can focus our verification effort on the many key blocks within our advanced MPPA processor and thereby significantly reduce the risk of missing RTL bugs that could lead to costly re-spins."

“By using Verdi, Siloti and Certitude together in an open functional verification flow, Kalray engineers can accelerate design comprehension, cut debug time and remove verification uncertainty. These are compelling advantages in dealing with the design complexity and time-to-market pressures of performance-driven embedded systems markets,” said Mark Milligan, vice president of Corporate Marketing at SpringSoft.

About SpringSoft

SpringSoft, Inc. (TAIEX: 2473) is a global supplier of innovative automation technologies for the design and verification of complex digital, analog and mixed-signal SoCs. Its award-winning product portfolio is used by more than 400 of today's leading semiconductor companies, foundries, and electronic systems OEMs. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, SpringSoft is the largest company in Asia specializing in IC design software and a recognized industry leader in customer service with multiple R&D sites and local support offices around the world. For more information, visit www.springsoft.com.

About Kalray

Created in 2008, Kalray is a fabless semiconductor and software company which develops, markets and sells a new generation of manycore processors for low to medium volume high performance applications. Typical applications are: image, audio and signal processing, scientific computing, communications infrastructures, control command. Led by Joël Monnier, former vice president of STMicroelectronics, Kalray employs 55 engineers and is backed by French investment funds, local funds, private investors, and OSEO, a French public-sector institution who finance innovative projects brought by SME’s. Kalray’s technology is developed in collaboration with the CEA, including a joint laboratory of 30 engineers. For more information about Kalray please visit http://www.kalray.eu.

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

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