SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Startup Gauda Inc. claims to have a breakthrough technology that can accelerate optical proximity correction (OPC) and verification in IC designs up to 200 times faster than traditional solutions.
Gauda (Sunnyvale, Calif) achieves this acceleration without any specialized hardware or FPGAs, but by developing a new breed of algorithms utilizing CPUs and graphical processing units that are traditionally used for gaming. Gauda technology runs on standard desktop computers equipped with graphics cards usually sold by companies such as Nvidia and ATI.
With Gauda technology and approximately 10 all-commodity desktop computers, a large 45-nm full-chip layout can be decorated overnight. Similarly, a single desktop computer is sufficient to complete verification overnight.
"With the growth of GPU computational capability every year, our technology not only fits today's needs, but also has the potential to address future computational requirements," said Ahmet Karakas, Gauda's founder, president and CEO, in a statement.
Founded in 2005, Gauda is developing its first product. The company was founded by Karakas and Ilhami Torunoglu, a veteran of the EDA industry.