One of the first companies we worked with when SemiWiki went live in 2011 was ClioSoft. They had a problem with a competitor spreading misinformation which is certainly not unheard of in EDA. When a company cannot compete technically sometimes they resort to dirty tricks or legal distractions. The first ClioSoft article we published earned more than 7,000 views which was a pretty big number for a brand new website:
Published on 03-23-2011 12:51 PM
Number of Views: 7073
Total Blogs: 51
Total Views: 150917
Four years and 51 blogs later we are still working with ClioSoft and it is a pleasure to see their continued success. One thing that you will notice is that quite a few of the blogs are based on customer experiences. ClioSoft gave us access to their customers and they were happy to talk to us. That speaks volumes abut an EDA company. By the way, that 30% growth is revenue, not bookings or some other magical number:
ClioSoft, Inc., a leader in system-on-chip (SoC) design data and intellectual property (IP) management solutions for the semiconductor design industry, today reported a 30% year-to-year increase in revenue for 2014. The rise in revenue is due to increased adoption by new and existing customers. Twenty-five new accounts were added to ClioSoft’s growing customer base, several of which were already existing users of software- based data management solutions that migrated over to ClioSoft’s SOS design data management platform.
“It has been a good year for us” said Srinath Anantharaman, founder and CEO of ClioSoft. “A number of companies have started to standardize on the SOS design management platform as it is the only tool supporting all types of designs – digital, analog, RF and mixed-signal.”
The other thing I wanted to mention is the ClioSoft DAC presence. You can tell a lot about a company by what they do at DAC. Last year ClioSoft had a conservative booth but put on one of the best DAC parties and it was all about thanking customers with good food, excellent wine, and a very nice gift. In fact, ClioSoft sends my family a gift every Christmas, now that is class, absolutely.
About ClioSoft: ClioSoft is the premier developer of hardware configuration management (HCM) solutions for digital, analog, RF and mixed-signal designs. The company’s SOS Design Collaboration Platform is built to handle the complex requirements of system-on-chip design flows. The SOS platform provides a sophisticated multi-site development environment that enables global team collaboration and efficient management of design data from concept through tape-out along with an enterprise IP management and design reuse solution. SOS is integrated with leading design flows –Cadence’s Virtuoso[SUP]®[/SUP] technology, Keysight Technologies’ Advanced Design System (ADS), Mentor Graphic’s Pyxis Custom IC Design, Synopsys’ Galaxy Custom Designer[SUP]®[/SUP] and Laker3™ Custom Design.