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Apache Design is a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., a leading engineering simulation software provider. Apache power analysis and optimization solutions enable design of power-efficient, high-performance, noise-immune ICs and electronic systems. This comprehensive suite of integrated products and methodologies advances low-power innovation and provides a competitive advantage for the world's top semiconductor companies to help lower power consumption, increase operating performance, reduce system cost, mitigate design risks, and shorten time-to-market for a broad range of end-markets and applications.

Simon Segars, CEO

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications.

Ellis Smith, Chairman & CEO

Blue Pearl Software, Inc. is an industry leading provider of design automation software for ASIC, FPGA and IP RTL verification. With unparalleled ease of use its Analyze RTL™ Linting, debug, and Clock Domain Crossing solutions are proven to improve quality of results and  accelerate RTL error find/fix rates while ensuring uniform coding styles. Unlike solutions which require expert users, Blue Pearl provides out of the box consistent results, easy setup, Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC) generation, management dash board views and runs on Linux and Windows.

Xiaolang Yan, Chairman

The C-Sky Microsystems Co. LTD. was founded in Hangzhou China in 2001. C-Sky focuses on high-performance & (ultra) low power 32-bit embedded processor IPs. It has a scalable roadmap targeting a broad range of embedded applications, which include multimedia, consumer, security, network, low-power computing, smart grid electronics and smartcards. It provides a valuable array of embedded cores, SoC platform, software tools and middleware. The available embedded cores are based on the C-Sky self-defined ISA, which is optimized for code density, performance and scalability. Its licensees include some of the leading electronics companies.

Lip-Bu Tan, President & CEO

Cadence (NASDAQ: CDNS) enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.

ClioSoft was launched in 1997 as a self-funded company, with the SOS design collaboration platform as its first product. The objective was to help manage front end flows for SoC designs. The SOS platform was later extended to incorporate analog and mixed-signal design flows wherever Cadence Virtuoso® was predominantly used. SOS is currently integrated with tools from Cadence®, Synopsys®, Mentor Graphics® and Keysight Technologies®. ClioSoft also provides an enterprise IP management platform for design companies to easily create, publish and reuse their design IPs.

Concept Engineering is a privately held company based in Freiburg, Germany, founded in 1990 to develop and market innovative schematic generation and viewing technology for use with logic synthesis, verification, circuit characterization, circuit optimization, test automation and physical design tools. The company's customers are primarily EDA tool manufacturers (OEMs), in-house CAD tool developers and semiconductor companies.

Dean Drako, President & CEO

IC Manage provides next generation design management solutions for SoC, IP, IC and software design, enabling companies to efficiently and reliably manage single and multi-site development efforts.

ICScape offers design tools to accelerate SoC design closure on three dimensions--clock , timing and leakage power. The tools, based on an innovative, physical-aware (placement and routing aware) architecture, complement STA and P&R tools, and drive them to achieve up to 50% faster timing closure with far fewer iterations. The products have enabled over 100 customer tape-outs.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. With its HP and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science. 

Lorentz Solution, Inc. is one of the earliest organizations to envision and develop an EDA software platform for electromagnetic IC design and verification. As process nodes have evolved, Lorentz has continuously enhanced its EM design platform to seamlessly blend in with other major EDA tools (e.g. Virtuoso®/Laker™ layout editors, Spectre/HSPICE simulators, and Calibre®/Synopsys™/Cadence® extractors). PeakView™ is compatible with PDKs from legacy process nodes to the most advanced process nodes deployed today.

By using the Peakview™ design platform, semiconductor companies that are primarily focused on designing and manufacturing products for cost-sensitive and high performance applications (e.g. cellular phones, wireless transceiver components for the next generation wireless communication standards, on-chip millimeter-wave and THz applications) benefit tremendously from design optimization, consistency, and improved signal integrity.

Walden C. Rhines, Chairman & CEO

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million.

Methodics, Inc is a leading developer of design data management (DM) tools for IC’s, and is the first company to offer a tool suite for global IC design collaboration.
Providing standard software configuration management (SCM) functionality on an advanced modular platform that enables hardware design methodologies in a version-controlled context, the new Methodics solution represents a revolutionary approach to global design collaboration.

Raik Brinkmann, President and CEO

Electronic design automation (EDA) supplier OneSpin Solutions of Munich, Germany, was founded in 2005 as a spin-off from Infineon Technologies AG. It leverages more than 300 engineer-years of formal verification technology development and application service experience to enable design teams to avoid costly redesigns and respins, while dramatically cutting their verification effort and costs and time-to-market pressures. Market-leading telecommunications, automotive, consumer electronics, and embedded systems companies rely on OneSpin to reduce their verification effort and achieve the industry's highest possible verification quality.

John Kibarian, President & CEO

PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDFS) is the leading provider of yield improvement technologies and services for the IC manufacturing process life cycle. PDF Solutions offers solutions that are designed to enable clients to lower costs of IC design and manufacture, enhance time to market, and improve profitability by addressing design and manufacturing interactions from product design to initial process ramps to mature manufacturing operations. PDF Solutions' Characterization Vehicle® (CV®) test chips provide the core modeling capabilities, and are used by more leading manufacturers than any other test chips in the industry. PDF Solutions' industry leading yield management system software, dataPOWER®, and fault detection and classification software, mæstria®, enhance yield improvement and production control activities at leading fabs around the world. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., PDF Solutions operates worldwide with additional offices in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Pulsic is an electronic design automation (EDA) company focusing on Precision Design Automation and offering production-proven floorplanning, placement and routing software solutions for extreme design challenges at advanced nodes. Complementary to existing design flows, Pulsic technology delivers hand-crafted quality, faster than manual design or general-purpose software solutions.

Companies worldwide rely on Real Intent’s electronic design automation (EDA) software to accelerate early functional verification and advanced sign-off of electronic designs. Real Intent’s comprehensive clock domain crossing (CDC) verification, advanced register transfer level (RTL) analysis and sign-off solutions eliminate complex failure modes of SoCs, and lead the market in performance, capacity, accuracy and completeness. Please visit for more information.

Ridgetop Group, Inc. is a world leader in providing advanced electronic prognostics and health management (PHM) solutions, semiconductor IP blocks, and built-in self-test (BIST) solutions for critical applications. Ridgetop Group has a proven library of IP cores and board-level solutions for optimized integrated subsystems and systems.

Founded in 2000 with the purpose of introducing revolutionary tools to improve performance of mission-critical electronic systems, Ridgetop has built an impressive list of customers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

With a strong management team and world-class technical staff, Ridgetop has established a stellar reputation serving its government and commercial customers with “best of class” solutions. Our technical staff members have impressive credentials and experience from leading firms such as IBM, Bell Labs, Honeywell, and Burr-Brown (now Texas Instruments).

Ridgetop also maintains strong links with leading universities that add depth and leverage to our internal research capabilities. This relationship provides a true “win-win” situation for developing new and advanced techniques for dealing with difficult electronic problems.

Runtime Design Automation was founded in May, 1995 in Alameda, CA. Our main offices are now located in Santa Clara, CA, with an office also located in the Indianapolis, IN area. We have a global sales and support network, covering North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is privately held and funded.

We are a computing resource management company. Our products are designed to help you get the most of your resources, whether they be computing hardware or expensive software licenses. Our goal is to maximize your efficiency while reducing waste.

Our customer-acclaimed support staff works hard to ensure that you are successful in your goals. We take pride in providing complete solutions with low turn-around times.

Coby Zelnik, President and CEO

Sage-DA makes software tools for design rule development. The iDRM design rule platform ensures consistency and closure between process data, their respective DRM representation and their DRC runset implementation. iDRM enables non-programmers to quickly and formally capture design rules and generate correct-by-definition checks and analyses for new process technologies. In addition, iDRM automatically generates QA test suites for validating 3rd party DRC decks, ensuring full systematic coverage.

Philipe Faes, Co-Founder and CEO

To radically redefine digital design – that is what Sigasi aims for. Our design entry tool, Sigasi Studio, drastically improves hardware designer productivity by helping to write, inspect and modify digital circuit designs in the most intuitive way. It supports advanced features such as intelligent autocompletes and code refactoring. VHDL and Verilog design have never been easier, more efficient and fun. Sigasi was founded in 2008 in Belgium and has customers worldwide in all fields of industry.

Iliya Pesic, Executive Chairman of the Board

Silvaco, Inc. is a leading provider of TCAD, circuit simulation, and IC CAD software tools. Silvaco's tools are used by fabs for developing semiconductor processes, and design houses for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms. Silvaco has a worldwide presence with local offices in all key industrial regions in the world.

Amit Gupta, President and CEO

Solido Design Automation Inc. provides fast, accurate variation analysis and design software for custom IC’s so that our customers can achieve maximum yield and performance in their designs. Solido’s product, Variation Designer, boosts simulator efficiency by dramatically reducing number of simulations for PVT, 3- to 6-sigma Monte Carlo and variation debug while increasing design coverage. Variation Designer is being used by top semiconductor companies and is qualified by TSMC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES to design memory, standard cell, custom digital and analog/RF IC’s at leading design nodes.

The privately held company is venture capital funded and has offices in California, Asia, Europe and Canada.

Daniel Große, CEO, Co-founder and Managing Director

Solvertec is an electronic design automation (EDA) company that provides automated chip design debugging technologies. solvertec enables RTL designers to accelerate the process of functional verification of complex chip designs by orders of magnitude through automatically detecting the source(s) of design errors and providing a seamless approach of fixing them thus improving the predictability of the design schedule.

Grant Pierce, President & CEO


Sonics, Inc., is a pioneer of on-chip network (NoC) technology and was the first company to develop and commercialize on-chip interconnect to accelerate volume production of complex, systems-on-chip (SoC) containing multiple processor cores since 1996. Sonics offers SoC designers a comprehensive portfolio of interconnect technologies (IP) and tools that deliver the communication performance required by today’s innovative consumer digital, communications, and information technology devices and electronic products. Sonic’s global customers have shipped more than two billion SoCs utilizing Sonics IP and services.

Aart J. de Geus, Chairman and Co-CEO

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems.

A technology visionary and industry pioneer, Teklatech provides targeted IC design solutions to the semiconductor industry.  With innovation in dynamic current optimization techniques to reduce IR-drop, EMI, and substrate noise, Teklatech is focused on helping its customers meet the stringent demands of next-generation semiconductor products.  Teklatech’s patented technologies enable companies to achieve faster and less expensive backend convergence, eliminate costly silicon re-spins and achieve much improved time-to-market of smaller, more rodust, more profitable products that exploit the full potential of nanoscale technologies.  Teklatech is a privately held company located at Borgergade 20, DK-1300 Copenhagen, Denmark, with commercial and technical representatives in US, Japan, and Europe.

Michiel Ligthart, President & COO

Verific Design Automation, with offices in Alameda, Calif., and Kolkata, India, provides parsers, analyzers, and elaborators for SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL, and UPF. Verific’s software is used worldwide by the EDA, FPGA, and semiconductor community in synthesis, simulation, formal verification, emulation, debugging, virtual prototyping, and design-for-test applications, which combined have shipped more than 60,000 copies.

Associate Members

Joseph Noonan, President & CEO

Revultyics (formerly V.i. Labs) offers software providers cloud-based solutions to generate actionable intelligence on the use and misuse of their applications. Its software intelligence platform is used by leading vendors to increase license compliance revenue and globally reduce software piracy. Its software usage analytics provide valuable insight into product runtime and usage patterns giving product and marketing professionals the intelligence to make data-driven decisions that drive user engagement and accelerate adoption. Revulytics software intelligence has supported customer compliance programs generating more than $1.4 billion in new license revenue since 2010. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter (@revulyticss), or read our blog.

Denny McGuirk, President and CEO

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, including semiconductors, photovoltaics (PV), high-brightness LED, flat panel display (FPD), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), printed and flexible electronics, and related micro- and nano-electronics.

Ted Miracco, CEO

SmartFlow Compliance Solutions (SCS) was created to help software vendors combat piracy, copyright infringement and under-compliance with automated tools that minimize the resources needed to identify software abuse and tackle revenue recovery. Over a decade in development, SmartFlow identification and analysis software represents the best practices of license compliance programs within the world’s leading companies, providing customers with insight on how infringement affects their business, customers, and profits.

Nils Brauckmann, CEO

SUSE®, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and tomorrow.

Zuken works globally with leading companies to optimize their electrical and electronic engineering design and related manufacturing processes through the provision of leading edge software and consulting services. Our unique combination of proven experience, technological expertise and agility creates best in class solutions. Our transparent working practices and belief in integrity in all aspects of business produces long lasting and successful customer partnerships.

Individual Members