Cadence First Encounter Supports IBM ASIC Physical Handoff Flow

1/14/2002 - Silicon Perspective, a company of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) as of December 2001, today announced that its popular Cadence® First Encounter® physical prototype and hierarchical placement tool has been integrated into the IBM Blue Logic® integrated circuit (IC) design methodology. The First Encounter software will provide IBM ASIC customers with a tool to create a silicon virtual prototype to ensure system-on-a-chip (SoC) timing closure. This software model can either be used as the input to physical synthesis tools or handed directly to IBM for detailed implementation.

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