John Cooley's DeepChip Ranks Solido Variation Designer Top 3 in DAC User Survey

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solido Design Automation Inc., a leading provider of analysis and design software for high yield and performance IP and systems-on-a-chip (SOCs), today announced that its Variation Designer software was selected by conference attendees as a top 3 pick in the DeepChip Design Automation Conference (DAC) Report. Each year, hundreds of users review the products exhibited at DAC, the electronic design automation (EDA) industry's premier conference.

Solido Variation Designer is a software solution targeted at helping designers achieve maximum yield with optimal performance with solutions in four key areas of custom design: memory design, standard cell design, low power design and analog/RF design.

One designer stated, "During a design review, we probably run 100 corners. Solido Variation Designer runs a sensitivity analysis based on process and design parameters and narrows it down. Solido PVT might take it down to 10 corners -- a 90% reduction…" is an online forum where semiconductor chip designers contribute data-intensive papers and articles of first-hand evaluations and production benchmarks of commercial EDA tools. The DeepChip DAC Report is an annual survey that started in the 1990's.

"Solido products ranked top 3 in software tools with chip designers at DAC," said John Cooley, DeepChip's moderator. "Users commented that 28, 20, and 14 nm designs require thousands to millions of SPICE runs for corner and statistical simulation. Solido drastically cuts the number of simulations required for identical accuracy -- that's millions of dollars in SPICE license savings."

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About Solido Design Automation

Solido Design Automation Inc. is a leading provider of analysis and design software for high yield and performance IP and systems-on-a-chip (SOCs). Solido plays an essential role in de-risking the variation impacts associated with the move to smaller processes, providing design teams maximum yield at the performance edge of memory, standard cell, low power and analog/RF design. Solido's efficient software solutions address the exponential analysis required at advanced process nodes without compromising time-to-market. The privately held company is venture capital funded and has offices in the USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. For further information, visit or call 306-382-4100.

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