Tieto Adopts SpyGlass, Joins Atrenta SpyLinks Partner Program

Atrenta Inc., the leading provider of Early Design Closure® solutions to radically improve design efficiency throughout the IC design flow, announced that Tieto (formerly TietoEnator Corporation) has joined Atrenta’s SpyLinks partner program and adopted Atrenta’s SpyGlass solution to improve the overall quality of semiconductor IP and system on chip (SoC) designs.

Tieto, a leading design services company for the FPGA and ASIC markets in Europe, has adopted Atrenta’s GuideWare[tm] methodology to streamline in-house IP development, design and IP handoff from customers, and SoC integration. The goal of the partnership is to standardize design intent handoff from customers to Tieto. Atrenta will contribute expertise in tools and methodology and Tieto will contribute expertise in SoC design. Both companies will jointly promote this next generation design flow to customers in Europe.

“Atrenta’s SpyGlass enables us to gauge quickly the quality of incoming RTL designs from our customers, reduce risks (e.g. effort and time) and then plan project resources and timelines accordingly,” said Rudolf Krumenacker, head of embedded systems design at Tieto. “For our complex SoC designs, the clock domain crossing (CDC) capabilities in SpyGlass have proven to be mission critical. We are pleased to collaborate with Atrenta to raise the overall quality and reliability of our designs and achieve productivity gains for our customers.”

“I am excited to have Tieto as a SpyLinks partner and look forward to our joint effort towards extending the benefits of Atrenta’s Early Design Closure solutions to our common customers in Europe,” said Dieter Rudolf, strategic account manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Atrenta. “Together, we can promote Atrenta tools and methodologies to customers that can benefit from a standardized design flow. This flow provides early visibility into critical design issues before significant effort has gone into final product rollout.”

About Atrenta
Atrenta is the leading provider of Early Design Closure® solutions to radically improve design efficiency throughout the IC design flow. Customers benefit from Atrenta tools and methodologies to capture design intent, explore implementation alternatives, validate RTL and optimize designs early, before expensive and time-consuming detailed implementation. With over 150 customers, including the world’s top 10 semiconductor companies, Atrenta provides the most comprehensive solution in the industry for Early Design Closure.

About Tieto
Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16,000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors. We focus on serving large and medium-sized organizations in our main markets – Northern Europe, Germany and Russia. In telecom, forest, oil and gas as well as digital services, we serve our customers globally. We work hand in hand with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations and grow in step with them. Tieto is our new brand name as of 1 December 2008. The official registered name of the company is TietoEnator Corporation. The company’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki and Stockholm.

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