Freescale Semiconductor Selects Helic’s Tools for RF IC Design Flow

June 3, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Helic, Inc., the technology leader in EDA solutions for RF and high-speed
IC design proudly announces that FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR selected Helic’s
VeloceRF(TM) and VeloceRaptor/X(TM) to be part of their RFIC design flow.

To meet the demands of RF and high-speed design in advanced silicon
processes, VeloceRF(TM) features a unique component-synthesis engine that
generates DRC and DFM-correct inductive devices according to designer
specifications. VeloceRF(TM) brings a complete solution for achieving an
optimal floorplan, enabling silicon area reduction by optimizing inductor
sizes. The tool de-risks the design from electromagnetic effects,
incorporating EM coupling parasitics in post-layout simulation.
VeloceRaptor/X(TM) is a breakthrough RLCK modeling tool with unparalleled
capacity and speed suitable for integrated passives such as transmission
lines, interconnects, digital high-speed lines, spiral inductive devices and
MIM/MOM capacitors.

Magdy Abadir, Director of Design Automation at Freescale Semiconductor
said that “Helic tools bring a lot of value when frequency goes up,
significantly assisting our complex networking and radar design applications”.

“Freescale Semiconductor leverage their leadership in multi-gigahertz
devices to win in the gigabit networking and radar markets and we are very
proud to be part of this endeavor addressing efficiently their design needs”,
said Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos, CEO of Helic.

About Helic

Helic, Inc. develops disruptive EDA technologies for RFIC and high-speed
SoC design. We provide our customers with a comprehensive offering combining
design tools, silicon IP and applications support, greatly reducing the
development cycles of chips for wireless communications, broadband
networking, PCs, tablets and other segments. We provide technology for rapid
electromagnetics modeling, RF component synthesis, and signal integrity of
silicon ICs and Systems-in-Package. Our solutions have been adopted by
several major semiconductor companies since 2000.

Helic is headquartered at 101 Montgomery Street, suite 2650, San
Francisco, CA
94104. For additional information please visit


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