Dendermonde, Belgium, and Farnham, UK, September 18, 2017 Luceda Photonics, a leading provider of photonic IC design software, today announces business expansion and signs an exclusive software distribution agreement for EDA Solutions Limited, a provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, support, and training in Europe.
As a first step towards growing Luceda’s global sales reach, EDA Solutions will be offering full sales responsibility for the range of products to photonic IC designers in Europe.
“Our customer list is doubling year on year since we were established in 2014” said Erwin De Baestilier, CEO for Luceda. “Luceda is a start-up with tremendous technical ability. We are focussed on delivering design technology to photonics designers to eliminate design errors for a right-first-time approach. EDA Solutions’ track record in the analog mixed signal IC design markets across Europe makes them a perfect fit to work with our customers and to help us on our continued growth trajectory.”
Luceda partnered with Tanner EDA technology from Mentor, a Siemens business, in the first days as a start-up. Tanner EDA is a compelling platform to integrate Luceda’s IPKISS design framework into because of its very broad industry adoption, acknowledged ease-of-use and cost sensitive pricing. The partnership combines photonic expertise with industry standard EDA design excellence.
“Adding Luceda’s technology to our IC design software and services portfolio is a great match for our customer base and technical expertise”, stated Paul Double, founder and managing director of EDA Solutions. “Luceda’s solution covers the complete photonic IC design flow and integrates with the Tanner EDA software which we have been supporting since 2001. In recent years, I have witnessed the growth in photonics whether for novel sensors based on spectroscopy or very high-speed data switches targeted towards data centres. The photonics circuitry needs to couple with analog mixed signal electronics which is a natural fit with our knowledge.”
“I think ‘Trust’ is a critical characteristic in business”, continued Erwin. “Luceda has worked hard to build and maintain trust with our customers. After several years working with EDA Solutions informally I have witnessed the same attribute in their approach with their customers and partners. I am very excited to formalise our relationship and look forward to our next phase of growth together.”
About Luceda Photonics
SOFTWARE AND SERVICES FOR INTEGRATED PHOTONICS DESIGNERS
Luceda Photonics wants photonic IC engineers to enjoy the same first-time-right design experience as electronic IC designers. Luceda Photonics’ tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design.
The team’s expertise in the development of process design kits (PDK) and the design and validation of photonic integrated circuits is used by several research institutes and industrial R&D teams worldwide.
The Belgian company started as spin-off from imec, the photonics group of the UGent and the VUB.