Cadence spinout at DAC

Cadence spinout at DAC
by Daniel Payne on 06-17-2011 at 5:37 pm

Intro
I remember when Celestry was acquired by Cadence because that gave them a hierarchical Fast SPICE simulator to compete with HSIM. In 2007 part of Celestry spun out from Cadence and became Proplus, which now offers a SPICE simulator called NanoDesigner.

Notes
Proplus – US company, founded in 1995 (Used to be Celestry, acquired by Cadence, spun out in 2007)
– R&D in Beijing and Silicon Valley
– NanoDesigner (4 years old): SPICE tool, not Fast SPICEo Compete with: Spectre, FInesim, HSPICE
o Accuracy is the goals
o Statistical SPICE (Monte Carlo technique)
o Customers: Not disclosed
o Pricing: Not disclosed
– IR/EM Verificationo Partnership with Grid Simulation Tech
o Customers: Not yet
Summary
I hadn’t heard of Proplus before last week, so I’ve added it to the list of all SPICE tools on our wiki page.


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