KPIT Cummins Reduces Time to Market with AMS Methodology Kit

Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt Ltd., the Indian arm of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced that KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. has adopted the Cadence(R) AMS Methodology Kit to help its analog mixed-signal (AMS) designers simplify the application of Cadence technology. AMS design is a key component in consumer and wireless electronics.

“We were looking for a proven design methodology that would enable seamless tape-outs with shorter, more predictable design cycles. Cadence was the only partner to offer a verified methodology that helps us focus on design differentiation rather than design infrastructure,” said Praveen Acharya, vice president, VLSI, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. “The Cadence AMS Methodology enables us to provide innovative product- and systems-engineering solutions, across semiconductors and automotive, industrial electronics, at optimal costs and faster time to market.”

“A unique offering from Cadence, kits boost productivity by addressing the challenge of handling increased silicon complexity. We are confident that the Cadence AMS Methodology Kit will help KPIT Cummins increase their levels of design productivity by accelerating first-pass silicon success,” said Himanshu Singh, executive director of India and SAARC, Cadence Design Systems, India.

The AMS Kit is based on the Virtuoso(R) custom design platform, with links to the Encounter(R) digital IC design platform and the Incisive(R) functional verification platform. The components of this kit address the key productivity challenges which affect the predictability and risk of AMS design, namely fragmented analog, digital, and verification design processes; parasitic effects in AMS; multiple power supplies; and AMS design migration and reuse. This methodology is enabled by the Cadence AMS Block Flow with Reuse and Migration, the Cadence AMS Top-Level Flow, and the Cadence Analog Driven Physical Implementation Flow, along with a Generic Process Design Kit and simulation setups.

About KPIT Cummins
KPIT-Cummins Infosystems Limited is an international Technology & Software solutions provider and a CMM Level 5 Company. KPIT Cummins provides Advance Technology Solutions to its Fortune 500 clients in the practices of VLSI Design Services, Embedded Software Solutions for Semiconductor industry and Automotive Embedded Software sectors. The core competencies of KPIT Cummins are VLSI, embedded-software services, enterprise applications, e-business applications, application integration, data warehousing and embedded systems.

VLSI Center of KPIT Cummins Infosystems is one of the leading groups in the area of SoC Design and Verification, Physical Design services and Analog & Mixed Signal design services.

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics systems. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, printed-circuit boards and systems used in consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2005 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, and has approximately 5,000 employees. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.