Pulsic Ranks Third in Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100

Pulsic Limited, the leading software company in delivering shape-based physical design solutions, has been ranked the third fastest-growing technology company in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table. The highly coveted survey ranked Britain’s eligible technology companies by their annual growth rate in sales between 2003 and 2005; during this period, Pulsic’s sales rocketed 272% a year.

Pulsic’s unique automation software, which reduces chip design time by more than 90%, is used to design silicon chips, which are then implanted into a range of consumer products such as cars, mobile phones and personal media players. The company specializes in memory, complex analog, custom digital and mixed-signal IC designs, with a product range that includes hierarchical floorplanning, detailed placement, automatic routing and interactive editing.

Overseas sales account for over 90% of Pulsic’s revenue, with a substantial contribution from clients in Silicon Valley and Asia. Headquartered in Bristol, UK, the company has offices in Japan and America and is expanding its international operations with a new research and development arm based in India.

Ken Roberts, Chief Executive Officer at Pulsic, said, “We are delighted to be listed in a leading position in this year’s Tech Track 100 league table. As the challenges of high-volume design escalate, increasingly sophisticated design solutions are required. Providing the technology our customers demand is what drives Pulsic – we work hard to deliver the capability our customers need to stay ahead of the pack. It is their commitment to Pulsic that has enabled our success and we thank them for that.”

Tech Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each September, with an awards event in November and regional dinners throughout the year.

About Pulsic
Pulsic Limited is the leading software company in delivering shape-based physical IC design solutions. Pulsic provides advanced physical design automation to high-volume IC markets and specializes in memory, complex analog, custom digital and mixed-signal IC designs. Pulsic’s product range includes hierarchical floorplanning, detailed placement, automatic routing and interactive editing. Pulsic has delivered more than 150 tape-outs with over 40 customers worldwide and is the only supplier of specialized layout automation for memory; six out of the top ten memory manufacturers use Pulsic. Pulsic was founded in January 2000 and is a privately held company, headquartered in Bristol, UK. For more information, email info@pulsic.com, telephone +44 (0)117 325 5000.

About The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100
Now in its sixth year, The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 annual league table is compiled by Oxford-based research and events company Fast Track. It will be published with The Sunday Times business section on 24 September and on Fast Track. In addition to title sponsor Microsoft, the league table is co-sponsored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.