Samsung Semiconductor and Denali Software Team to Accelerate Time-to-Market for DDRII-based Memory Systems

10/17/2002 - Samsung Semiconductor and Denali Software announced they are entering into an agreement for Denali to produce simulation models for Samsung memory devices in Denali's SOMA format. The models help engineers perform advanced simulations of the interaction between their product designs and Samsung memory devices — ultimately speeding product development cycles and increasing overall product quality.

An earlier collaboration between the two companies resulted in the development of SOMA models for Samsung's industry-first 512Mb DDRII-SDRAM devices. IBM used the SOMA models for these devices to validate its design of the first working DDRII-SDRAM memory system.

"Samsung will continue to aggressively support tools and technology that enable development of DDRII-based memory solutions," said Tom Quinn, vice president of marketing for Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "By participating in Denali's Memory Vendor Program, we are enabling that designers have access to models that speed memory system verification and reduce time-to-market for next-generation memories."

"This is an important step forward in terms of easing the integration of new and emerging memory technologies," said Kevin Silver, Denali vice president of marketing. "Early availability of verification models is key to speeding the adoption of new memories. We were very pleased to provide the validation models for the first DDRII memory system developed by IBM and Samsung. We look forward to continuing our efforts with Samsung to provide this same level of support to all Samsung memory devices."

About Samsung Semiconductor
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a wholly owned US subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Samsung Electronics is a mainstay of the global electronics industry. It is the world's leader in DRAM memory, SRAM memory, and TFT-LCD display products for industrial, mobile and desktop computing applications. Samsung Electronics is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies overall with a full line of semiconductor products including Flash memory, microprocessor and custom ASIC components. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is located in San Jose, Calif.

About SOMA
SOMA (Specification Of Memory Architecture) is an XML-based language for describing memory devices and memory systems for use with EDA (Engineering Design Automation) tools in the design and verification of electronic systems. Used in conjunction with Denali's MMAV (Memory Modeler, Advanced Verification) product, the SOMA models enable designers to efficiently simulate vendor-specific memory devices in over 20 EDA products. Developed by Denali in 1996, the SOMA format was designed to capture all the unique and vendor-specific characteristics — timing, features, and functionality — of discrete semiconductor memory devices for modeling and simulating memory devices. Today, in cooperation with nearly every major memory vendor, Denali has characterized virtually all commercially available memory devices in the SOMA format.

About Denali Software
Denali Software Inc. is the worldís largest provider of comprehensive solutions for memory system selection, design, integration, and verification. Denaliís DatabahnTM product provides designers with the highest quality solution for producing memory controller cores for all of new and emerging DRAM memory technologies. Denaliís MMAVTM product is the de facto industry standard for modeling and simulating memory during all phases of design and verification. Memory selection, memory controller configuration, and memory system performance analysis are supported through its online infrastructure at More than 400 companies worldwide use Denaliís tools, technology, and services to efficiently integrate new memory technologies into complex system designs for communication, consumer, and computer products.

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