DAFCA, TRIAS Mikroelektronik Expand ClearBlue Silicon Validation

DAFCA Incorporated, the leading vendor of on-chip reconfigurable infrastructure and tools for on-chip, at-speed silicon validation, announced a distribution agreement with TRIAS Mikroelektronik GmbH in response to the increased customer demand in Europe. TRIAS will provide all sales and technical support for the ClearBlue(TM) silicon validation platform for SoC and ASIC design teams in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland and Romania.

“DAFCA has seen a wonderful expansion of our customer base this year and we expect the central European market to contribute significantly to our growth in 2008,” stated Dr. Peter L. Levin, DAFCA CEO. “Now that we have proven ourselves in commercial silicon at the lead accounts, we needed to find the right partner, one with a world-class reputation and first class customer-service profile that matched our own. We are delighted that we could attract the TRIAS team.”

TRIAS CEO Klaus Steinheuer was similarly enthusiastic about the new alliance. “It has been a long time since a new EDA vendor has had the impact that DAFCA has on their customers, and we look forward to utilizing our skills and expertise to further accelerate their commercial growth in Germany and nearby markets. We were amazed at the overwhelming response we received to confidential inquiries about whether our customers would welcome DAFCA into the TRIAS family. On chip observability and control is becoming an essential ingredient of next generation design implementation methodologies, and we’re proud to be on the forefront with DAFCA.”

About TRIAS Mikroelektronik
TRIAS Mikroelektronik is one of the leading European provider of ESL, EDA and IP Core solutions for ASIC and FPGA designs offering tools for VHDL, mixed HDL, SystemC, SystemVerilog and PSL simulation and verification, FPGA & C-synthesis, design capture and management, predictive design analysis, on-chip assertion-based verification, FPGA-on-board co-design, signal integrity analysis and design flow management. Our tools for Electronic System Level Design provide a way to bridge the gap between specification and implementation and are used for virtual prototyping.

Founded in 1989 and based in Krefeld, Germany, the company’s sales territory includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland and Romania plus the support of dedicated accounts in the rest of the European countries. Besides Sales and Marketing, TRIAS uses Technical Support, Consultation, Training, and Design Services to reach the highest level of customer satisfaction.

DAFCA is an EDA company focused on semiconductor device validation. Our ClearBlue(TM) platform provides on-chip, at-speed, in-system observability and control with a compact set of user-defined reconfigurable instruments, seamlessly inserted at the RTL level. ClearBlue users extend, for the first time, verification methods into silicon. DAFCA’s tools allow design teams to seamlessly incorporate compact and silicon-proven reconfigurable instrumentation IP into their devices, pre-silicon, in order to observe, discover, and diagnose at-speed, in-silicon functional behavior.