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01 Apr 2009
EDA Solutions and Cascoda partner to provide design support

EDA Solutions, the exclusive European representative for Tanner EDA, and Cascoda, a semiconductor design company, announce a partnership to provide design support to Tanner EDA customers in Europe. The agreement will enable EDA Solutions to offer seamless support to Tanner users, from initial set-up and training to physical design kit development and design services. Tanner is the world�s leading vendor of PC-based EDA tools for analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors. The company's tools encompass schematic capture, simulation, physical layout, verification and parasitic extraction. They run under both Microsoft Windows and Linux.

The addition of design and layout support through this agreement will help Tanner users meet shortfalls in resources or expertise and accelerate time-to-market for new devices.

The EDA Solutions and Cascoda design teams have over 70 man-years experience, with expertise in high-speed, high-voltage and low-power analogue design. Support will be available for everything from short-term layout projects to the design of complete functional blocks from customer specifications taken through to the Tanner layout database.

EDA Solutions' managing director, Paul Double, comments "We can now support the frequent requests we receive from our customers for such services, whether it be assistance in meeting a tape out date, or support with a particular technological challenge. This is especially helpful for our design consultancy customers who may otherwise have to turn down new business because of lack of appropriate resources."

Bruno Johnson, managing director of Cascoda, adds "This partnership brings together complementary capabilities and promises to yield significant benefits to Tanner customers, allowing them the flexibility to scale up as and when additional resources are required. We can achieve this because all of our engineers are experienced analogue and mixed-signal designers, and all and can step in and out of projects at any point in the development cycle."

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Left to right: Bruno Johnson, Managing Director, Cascoda & Paul Double, Managing Director, EDA Solutions.