PARIS Library characterization startup Altos Design Automation Inc. announced it has doubled headquarters space in Campbell, Calif., added John Ennis as worldwide vice president of sales and established presence in Beijing, China, to address customer demand and market potential.
Commenting on these expansion initiatives, Jim McCanny, CEO and co-founder of Altos, declared: "The company’s profitable growth over the last several years has been monumental, especially in light of the recent recession."
He continued: "As customers endeavor to manage both timing and power while increasing their use of complex IP, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of characterization required to model all the process corners needed for optimization and accurate electrical signoff. In addition, at 28nm, customers are now adopting Statistical Static Timing Analysis (SSTA) which further increases the need for Altos’ fast, accurate and automated IP characterization solutions."
Altos said the new headquarters at the Pruneyard in Campbell doubles Altos’ Silicon Valley office space and houses R&D, direct sales, applications support as well as the company’s executive team. The facility includes a purpose built server room that is meant to expand the company's characterization service business.
To head the newly-formed subsidiary, Altos said it has appointed Ken Tseng, Altos' co-founder and CTO. He will focus his attention on R&D and Asian customers' support.
"We anticipate substantial growth in Asia over the next several years, especially in China," stated Tseng. "We have established an office there to tap into the available engineering talent and to be positioned closer to our numerous customers already in Asia.”
In parallel, Altos teamed with Extreme DA to develop an essential signal-integrity design flow for IC designs manufactured at 65-nm node and below. Extreme DA GoldTime for use with Altos Variety and Liberate models is available now from Extreme DA.
Altos Design Automation was founded in 2005.