Austin--Aug. 30, 1999--Silicon Metrics Corp. (Austin) announced the receipt of venture funding from Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.). The recent funding will enablethe company to expand sales channels, marketing activities, and engineeringprojects, allowing Silicon Metrics to develop new products in 1999. Synopsysjoins Austin Ventures and Needham Capital Partners to close the secondround offunding which totaled over $6 million. Investment terms were not disclosed.
Silicon Metrics enables intellectual property (IP) reuse and SOC designthroughthe creation and characterization of high-quality models that accuratelypredict the electrical behavior of integrated circuits. The company isdeveloping a full line of products that accurately model the electricalbehavior of SIP. The first product, Cellrater, produces highly accuratetiming and power models for cells the small building blocks that form thebasis for most of today's integrated circuits. Cellrater providesbreakthroughlevels of performance, accuracy, quality, and extensibility. Cellrater wasreleased in November of 1998. Additional products aimed at larger blocks andcomplex cores can be expected in 1999.
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