Thursday July 16, 2009, PT

Incentia's DesignCraft and TimeCraft Adopted by Via Telecom in Its 3G CDMA Cell Phone Chip Tape-outs

SANTA CLARA and SAN DIEGO, California, USA - July 16, 2009 -Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in timing analysis and design closure solutions, today announced that Via Telecom, a technology innovator and leader in CDMA cell phone chipset product family, adopted Incentia's DesignCraft™ and TimeCraft™ as its logic synthesizer and static timing analyzer (STA) in its new 3G CDMA cell phone chip tape-outs. DesignCraft and TimeCraft met Via Telecom's stringent requirements in reducing chip area and power consumption, while greatly shortening the total synthesis and timing analysis turnaround time.

"We have successfully adopted Incentia's DesignCraft and TimeCraft as our logic synthesizer and static timing analyzer in our design flow," said Fei Yan, staff design engineer of Via Telecom. "DesignCraft produced smaller synthesized chip area and power consumption. Even based on wire load model, DesignCraft achieved very close correlation with our layout results. This greatly reduced the number of iterations needed for timing fixing during the tape-out period. DesignCraft and TimeCraft also demonstrated very fast runtime and good timing accuracy. We are pleased that Incentia products achieved the stringent design goals and met the tight schedule in our new-generation 3G mobile chip tape-outs."

"We are excited that Via Telecom adopted our DesignCraft and TimeCraft in its CDMA cell phone chip tape-out flow," said Ihao Chen, president and CEO of Incentia. "Via Telecom's tape-out success demonstrated our proven product quality and continuing commitment to customers with the most advanced logic synthesis and timing analysis technologies."

About Incentia's DesignCraft and TimeCraft
DesignCraft is a complete logic synthesis tool to optimize for area, power, timing, and design-for-testability (DFT). It is based upon Incentia's proven TimeCraft timing engine to ensure consistent timing results. Through its multiple patented technologies in area, power, and timing optimization, DesignCraft produces the most aggressive area and power reduction results.

TimeCraft is a full-chip, gate-level static timing analyzer (STA) for nanometer timing analysis and sign-off. It is the base product of Incentia's complete timing solution offering, including signal integrity (SI) analysis, power analysis (PA), statistical static timing analysis (SSTA), and constraint management (CM). TimeCraft has been the fastest STA available in the market and has demonstrated unmatched advantages in runtime and capacity that dramatically reduce timing analysis turnaround time. Its highly efficient multi-mode multi-corner (MMMC) and multi-thread technologies enable designers to perform timing analysis with more corners in much less time. TimeCraft has been proven through numerous customer tape-outs, including those using advanced 40nm processes and complicated chips over than 50 million gates.

About Incentia
Incentia Design Systems, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool provider of advanced timing and signal integrity analysis, post-layout timing & power ECO, and logic synthesis software for multi-million-gate nanometer designs. Incentia patented technologies provide the fastest Static Timing Analysis (STA) tool in the market today. Incentia's products are in use at leading semiconductor, fabless IC design, systems, and design service companies worldwide and have produced numerous successful tape-outs in different design application areas, such as communications, networking, wireless, chip-sets, consumer electronics, and multi-media. Incentia has offices in Santa Clara, California and Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, and distributors in Japan, China, India, Korea, and Israel. For more information, please visit, email to or call 408-727-8988.

About Via Telecom
VIA Telecom, Inc. headquartered in San Diego, California, is a leading innovator and developer of Ultra Low Cost cdma2000® chipset family of products, with proven commercialization records in key CDMA markets globally. VIA Telecom's CBP line of CDMA baseband processors support IS-95, cdma2000® 1XRTT and 1XEV-DO standards and are used in 2G, 3G, voice & data, and GPS-enabled cdma2000® devises. It has business operations throughout the world, and maintains offices in San Diego and Fremont, California, Hangzhou and Beijing, China, Taiwan, and it maintains networks of sales and support services in Mainland China, Korea, and elsewhere. For more information, please visit

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