PARIS System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
The purpose of Virtutech Ltd, the group specified, consists in providing a direct channel to regional businesses and in expanding support for its Simics customers in the Asia-Pacific area.
Simics is a high performance full-system simulator that is said to allow engineers to develop, debug, test and run their entire software application stack on a virtual representation of their target hardware named virtual platform.
The company claimed that the overall engineering development efforts are reduced through advanced capabilities normally not available with physical hardware: non-invasive debugging and tracing, saving and later resuming execution, full deterministic behavior, built-in networking capabilities, forward and reverse execution, ability to examine, control, and break on any internal device and to inject faults, and the ability to save system state and later replay it.
Among the precursory signs for the creation of Virtutech Ltd. were the partnerships between Virtutech and several Chinese and US-based companies or organizations such as Freescale, Huawei, Power.org, RMI, Tensilica, Vision Microsystems and Wind River.
Virtutech also notified that demand for its Simics simulator has been "especially strong in China."
"Our comprehensive approach to electronics systems design, and to driving the adoption of VSD will lower project risk and improve the quality of software products in the thriving Chinese market," stated Greg Lund, vice president, Asia Pacific Region, Virtutech.