NetLogic Microsystems Selects Helic’s Tools for RF IC Design Flow

May 27, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Helic, Inc.
(http://www.helic.com/), the technology leader in EDA solutions for RF and
high-speed IC design proudly announces that NetLogic Microsystems selected
Helic’s VeloceRF(TM) ( http://www.helic.com/velocerf/features) and
VeloceRaptor/X(TM) (http://www.helic.com/veloceraptorx/veloceraptorfeatures)
to be part of their RFIC design flow.

To meet the demands of RF and high-speed design in advanced silicon
processes, VeloceRF(TM) (http://www.helic.com/velocerf/features) 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) (
http://www.helic.com/veloceraptorx/veloceraptorfeatures) 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.

Stefanos Sidiropoulos, Vice President of Physical Layer Products at
NetLogic Microsystems, said that “Helic’s VeloceRF(TM) brings the most
advanced inductor synthesis capabilities, significantly enhancing our RFIC
design flow while VeloceRaptor/X(TM) offers high-speed and accurate
electromagnetic analysis assisting our engineers in de-risking our multi-GHz

“NetLogic Microsystems, the leader in PHY solutions for 10-Gigabit to
100-Gigabit Ethernet applications, leverages our technology to meet the
challenges of multi-gigahertz nanometer scale designs and we are very proud
to contribute with our tools,” 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 http://www.helic.com.


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