Silicon Navigator to Demonstrate New Engines for RDE Framework at DAC

Silicon Navigator(TM), a leading provider of broad-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions based natively on the Open Source, OpenAccess database, will exhibit at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), demonstrate its newest engines for its Rocket Design Environment(TM) (RDE(TM)) framework and show how CAD developers can use RDE to implement highly productive design environments for their end users. The company is participating in the Interoperable PCell Library (IPL) showcase at the Synopsys Interoperability breakfast and the IPL booth. And, Silicon Navigator CEO, George Janac, will speak about Migrating IPL Designs at the IPL Lunch Workshop.

Silicon Navigator’s new RDE engines include: SKILL compatible PCell Editor, RTL Power Analysis and Schematic Editor. The engines augment existing engines for RTL processing, Static Timing Analysis, Layout Editing, Mask Processing, Data Translation, and Graphic Display.

Silicon Navigator Booth #2179
Monday – Wednesday, June 4-6, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thursday, June 7, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

IPL Booth #2957
Monday – Wednesday, June 4-6, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thursday, June 7, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

IPL Showcase
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30AM to 10:00AM at the Synopsys Interoperability breakfast
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina
South Tower, 3rd Floor, Marina Ballroom D&E
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California

IPL Lunch Workshop
Wednesday, June 6, noon-1:30PM
1:10PM-1:20PM Migrating IPL Designs – George Janac, CEO Silicon Navigator
Room 32AB
San Diego Convention Center

About Silicon Navigator’s Software and Business Model
Silicon Navigator’s business model is based on licensing Application Programming Interface (API) based infrastructure and engines for chip design. The company provides EDA development tools and support to build products providing APIs to all components. The company bases its software on standards such at Qt, OpenGL, C++, TCL, Python and the OpenAccess database. Standards preserve customer investment and enable cross-pollination of technologies and resources from other industries. Its RDE framework’s architecture represents the next generation of EDA software where core algorithms are simply inserted into a common infrastructure. Interoperability lowers barriers to adoption, minimizing investment for new tools.

About Silicon Navigator’s RDE and OpenAccess
RDE offers a desktop and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), data and script viewers and APIs, and can be used stand alone or in conjunction with other commercial OpenAccess environments. OpenAccess is a community effort to provide true interoperability among IC design tools through an open standard data API and reference database supporting that API for IC design. The OpenAccess Coalition is a neutral organization of industry leaders that are leading this effort operating under Si2 bylaws.

About Silicon Navigator
Silicon Navigator is a privately funded company dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Si2′s powerful new OpenAccess database standard by providing a complete Framework, Engines and Applications. Silicon Navigator offers a licensable development platform, customizable desktop, viewers and editors for schematics, layouts, and timing, and a comprehensive set of APIs in C++, TCL, and Python. The company serves numerous customers and licensees providing them the ability to quickly and economically deploy EDA solutions. Silicon Navigator is a standards-based company enabling next generation design flows. The company is headquartered at 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW2-260, Cupertino, Calif. 95014. Telephone: 408-200-0280. Facsimile: 408-200-0281. Email:

Rocket Design Environment, RDE and Silicon Navigator are trademarks of Silicon Navigator.