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Diodes Incorporated Adopted Empyrean Software’s Advanced EDA Solutions to Improve Design Productivity


Staff member
SANTA CLARA, Calif. –– April 15, 2019 –– Empyrean Software (Empyrean) today announced Diodes, Incorporated has successfully used Empyrean’s SkipperTM, a fast, large capacity, and comprehensive layout analysis and debugging platform and Empyrean ALPS™ (Accurate Large Parallel Simulation), an accurate, high-performance, high-capacity parallel SPICE circuit simulator for mixed signal and large post layout designs to improve their design productivity, quality and reduce tape-out cycle time

“During chip finishing time, short-debugging is always a painful exercise for us. With Empyrean’s SkipperTM, our engineers could easily and quickly locate and pinpoint the shorts on the layout. ” said, Andy Tsong, Division Manager of Diodes Incorporated. “Mixed signal designs usually take a long time to simulate because we have to flatten the digital blocks into transistor level blocks first and use SPICE simulator for the simulation. With Empyrean ALPSTM we can finish simulation multiple times faster than our existing solutions.” Andy finished.

“Diodes is an exceptional new customer to us. Its complex analog and mixed signal designs provide challenges for design automation solutions. We are happy to see we could help Diodes improve design productivity and reduce tape-out cycle time, “ said Dr. Steve Yang, Empyrean’s CEO.

About Diodes
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes also has timing, connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan; Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Manchester and Greenock, UK, and Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou, China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus and Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world.

About Empyrean Software Founded in 2009, Empyrean Software is an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) technology leader delivering fast and true physically aware, design closure and optimization solutions for timing, clock and power of systems on chip (SoCs). The company also offers a high-performance accurate circuit simulator and is an analog IP and fast SerDes IP provider. For details, go to: