Altera Licenses MunEDA WiCkeD DFY Tool Suite

MunEDA announced Altera Corporation has signed a long-term licensing agreement for MunEDA’s leading–edge DFY tool suite WiCkeD[tm] for interactive and fully automatic analysis, modelling and optimization of integrated analog, mixed-signal & digital circuits and IP libraries. Altera is using WiCkeD in their design and library development groups worldwide to enhance design efficiency and productivity as well as product yield and reliability.

“Since we started using WiCkeD in circuit design two years ago, we achieved significant improvements of design efficiency, quality and yield in many projects like our Stratix and Cyclone FPGA series,” stated Eugene Chen, director of CAD and systems administration at Altera. “The capabilities of MunEDA’s EDA software tools for analysis, modelling and optimization are key to meeting our customers’ demand for performance and quality. Furthermore, we benefit from the experienced technical support that MunEDA delivers.”

“We are proud and looking forward to enhance our close cooperation with Altera in the field of performance and yield analysis and optimization for analog IP,” stated Andreas Ripp, MunEDA Vice President Sales & Marketing. “With our DFY-solution WiCkeD we have shown to bring real value to such an outstanding customer and worldwide leading IP provider like Altera.”

About MunEDA
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Munich (Germany), MunEDA provides with software tool suite WiCkeD[tm] leading EDA technology for analysis, modelling and optimization of yield and performance of analog, mixed-signal and digital designs. MunEDA products and solutions enable customers to reduce the design times of their circuits and to maximize robustness and yield. MunEDA solutions are in industrial use by leading semiconductor companies worldwide in the areas of communication, computer, memories, automotive, and consumer electronics. MunEDA has branch offices in Sunnyvale (USA) and Pavia (Italy) and is partnering with leading EDA distributors in USA, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, UK & Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia and others to serve a worldwide customer base.