PARIS The twelfth edition of SAME Forum this week in Sophia Antipolis, France, was no exception to the rule. A startups panel brought to light innovative technologies and applications for the microelectronics industry.
Ten minutes. That's the time the six selected European startups had to prove their business model and technology have a real impact on the global market and ultimately receive the Best Startup Award.
Here is a snapshot of OneSpin Solutions, Stickybit, SmartCom Bulgaria, Apilinx, Oridao and Primachip entrepreneur activities.
First on the list is OneSpin Solutions GmbH, a spinoff from Infineon in Germany focused on formal assertion-based verification (ABV) tools for SoC, ASIC and FPGA designs.
Its OneSpin 360 Module Verifier is claimed to detect all functional errors in complex digital modules and IP, such as peripherals, processors and processor-based subsystems of up to a few hundred thousand lines of code, enabling true functional sign-off.
"The integrated 360 MV product family reflects the step-by-step learning and adoption approach to comprehensive formal ABV. Users can choose suitable product that matches his formal verification experience, project requirements, and budget constraints," commented Dr. Michael Siegel, OneSpin's director product marketing.
Moving to OneSpin 360 Equivalence Checker, OneSpin explained it is an automated, high precision verification solution that can be used either in conjunction with 360MV to preserve the module's quality level through subsequent implementation design phases, or stand-alone to assure full-chip implementation design equivalence.
In September, OneSpin has introduced the RootCauseAnalyzer tool that aims to boost formal ABV productivity by making SystemVerilog assertion (SVA) and RTL design debug easier and faster.
OneSpin claimed its RootCauseAnalyzer, integrated in the 360MV solution, eliminates most of the time-consuming, error-prone manual analysis of complex information otherwise necessary to trace the root causes of assertion failures, speeding assertion and design debug by up to 10x.
Founded in May 2005 in Munich, OneSpin has offices in Sunnyvale and in Tokyo. It raised 14 million euros ($20.6 million) in a round of financing led by Apax Partners. The startup company currently employs 32 people.