Integrated Portal for Chip Planning

Chip Estimate Corporation announced today that it has launched the first integrated chip planning portal including an extensive database of digital, mixed signal, and analog intellectual property (IP) components. Visitors to can use a “rank-by-relevance” search engine to find IP components, and view comprehensive datasheets with details on IP status in silicon and overall quality. Over 4,000 components are in the online catalog, representing over 150 IP suppliers.

“Chip Estimate is responding to the industry need for aggregating key components from across the semiconductor design chain for consideration at the architectural level of chip planning,” commented Adam Traidman, President of Chip Estimate Corporation. “By launching an extensive and searchable IP database at, we hope to enable even more design teams to make better decisions at the earliest phase in the design flow.” enables users to build lists of IP of interest and then import these lists into a free copy of the company’s InCyteTM EDA software. InCyte estimates chip size, power and leakage, and facilitates easy IP exploration in the context of chip specifications. By providing this integrated site, Chip Estimate is extending the IP and manufacturing links of the silicon design chain to early chip planning.

In response to users’ requests for expanded IP options, Chip Estimate has acquired the VCX IP database from Beach Solutions and has retained their IP partner relationships. The IP database and user communities have been integrated into, and effective today, visitors to the VCX website are automatically re-directed to the new Chip Estimate IP portal.

About Chip Estimate Corporation
Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company focused on developing and delivering integrated chip project planning solutions. The company’s InCyte systems are used at the architectural level of the electronics design flow to estimate chip die size, power, leakage, yield and cost, and to perform “what if” analyses. The company’s website combines online IP search and select, and the ability to download InCyte to perform estimates using selected IP. Chip Estimate systems range from a free version to an enterprise system, which leading IDM and ASIC companies rely on to refine chip estimates throughout the integrated circuit implementation flow. The company partners with leading IP vendors, semiconductor manufacturers and industry organizations to help our mutual customers achieve greater profitability and design success. Since its launch in 2005, over 5,000 registered users have performed 30,000 chip estimations with InCyte through

The company is headquartered at 10050 N. Wolfe Road, Suite SW1-266, Cupertino, Calif. 95014. Telephone: (408) 255-0444. Facsimile: (408) 255-0344. Email:

InCyte and are registered trademarks of Chip Estimate Corporation.