Sequence Among Top 50 Movers and Shakers

8/2/2002 - Electronics Industry's Movers and Shakers 2002 magazine selected Sequence Design as one of the "50 Companies to Watch." Sequence was identified as number 20 of 50 companies to watch in the electronics industry and was the only privately held and only EDA company featured on the list of hot companies "who are shaking up the electronics industry and are showing no signs of slowing down."

Sequence was also profiled in Movers and Shakers 2002 as one of 10 EDA companies "who are playing major roles in helping chip companies keep pace in the never-ending race with Moore's Law." Sequence was one of four small and private companies highlighted. The title of the Sequence article, "Fortuitous mix", discusses how mergers have helped Sequence develop strong design closure tools.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the 'top 50 companies to watch' in the electronics industry, and as one of 10 innovative EDA companies on the move, by the editors of Reed Electronics Group," said Vic Kulkarni, president and CEO of Sequence Design. "Our company has worked very hard to achieve this type of success and it is very satisfying to have these efforts acknowledged."

Sequence's tools manage issues of power, timing and signal integrity at the same time - what Kulkarni detailed as "concurrent management and concurrent design closure. To manage power issues and meet shorter time-to-market, you need a new generation of EDA tools that can address issues of managing power as well as lowering power."

"Sequence surrounds the IC implementation tool set with their tools to take the slack out of the design flow, which results in faster cycle time," says Gary Smith, EDA analyst at Gartner Dataquest.

Rita Glover, president of market research firm EDA Today LC, commented that the companies that make up Sequence - Frequency, Sente and Sapphire were all strong areas of physical analysis. "The way they're starting to integrate it in with the implementation process is a real forward step for the EDA industry," she says. Glover adds, "Sequence is unique to have built the business around all these integrated tools. It used to be that first you implemented, then you analyzed, then you implemented, then you analyzed, and it was a very iterative process. With the merger of these companies and the technology they're starting to put out now, it's on top of the implementation process - even of other vendors like Synopsys and Cadence."

About Sequence
Sequence Design, Inc., the SoC Design Closure CompanySM, enables system-on-chip designers to efficiently bring higher-performance and lower-power integrated circuit designs quickly to fabrication. Sequence's design software and solutions give its more than 100 customers the competitive advantage they need to excel in aggressive technology markets, despite demanding complexity and time-to-market issues of sub-180 nanometer designs. Sequence has worldwide development and field service operations. The company was formed through the merger of Sente, Inc., Sapphire Design Automation, Inc. and Frequency Technology. Sequence is privately held. Sequence is a member of Cadence Design Systems' ConnectionsTM and Mentor Graphics' Open DoorTM partnership programs.

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