Azuro, Inc., a leading provider of advanced clock implementation tools for nanometer chip design, today announced that it has completed its third consecutive year of record growth. Increases in revenue resulted from worldwide customer expansion in Europe, Japan, and India and several major multi-year renewals in North America. Production tapeouts using the company’s flagship PowerCentric(TM) clock implementation solution nearly tripled.
“Our continuous steady revenue growth and the ongoing global adoption of PowerCentric confirms the growing need that SoC designers have for a new clock implementation solution at nanometer geometries,” said Paul Cunningham, co-founder and CEO of Azuro. “Customers are confident in our ability to deliver design differentiation, which helps them win sockets and increase gross margins in today’s competitive market. We remain committed to delivering new and unique optimization technology to ensure our customers’ success.”
To support customer growth in 2007 Azuro opened direct sales and support offices in Austin, Texas; Bangalore, India; Dallas, Texas; and Tokyo, Japan. PowerCentric was also recently adopted by STARC (Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center) in Japan for its Ultra Low Power STARCAD-CEL V1.5 reference methodology.
Azuro’s PowerCentric is a complete replacement for CTS and post-CTS optimization. Unlike traditional CTS solutions, PowerCentric’s unique multi-objective algorithm directly considers power, congestion, and timing across multiple modes and corners during the clock tree buffering process. By combining this multi-objective algorithm with advanced logic path timing and placement optimization methods, PowerCentric is able to deliver ultra-low power clock structures without impacting design speed or area, even for the most complex SoC designs.
Azuro, Inc. is a provider of advanced clock implementation tools for nanometer chip design. Azuro’s unique technology delivers significant power, speed and time-to-market benefits and is being used by leading semiconductor companies around the globe to design cellular modem chips, multimedia chips, network switches, graphics chips, Bluetooth and WiFi chips, embedded processors, PC chipsets, and many other mobile and line powered devices. Founded in 2002, the privately held company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with R&D offices in Cambridge, UK. For further information, visit http://www.azuro.com or call (408) 970-8200.