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Excellicon announces acquisition of its products by Brite Semiconductor to shorten timing closure process for faster product delivery

April 2, 2014

Shanghai, China – Excellicon Inc., an innovative provider of Timing Constraints Analysis and Debugging solutions for the automation of timing constraints authoring, compiling, management, completion, and validation announced the acquisition of its products by Brite Semiconductor company backed by SMIC; Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, which provides complex SOC and ASIC designs.

Excellicon products are well aligned to help Brite Semiconductor achieve the objective of flexible, customer customizable, and cost effective design flow to shorten development of complex chips. The products will address the complexity of timing constraints development, validation, and management. Excellicon products are expected to help in speeding up timing closure process and eliminating countless iterations between design and implementation engineers increasing the efficiency of the semiconductor development and addressing the need for high-quality products in shortest time to market window. Shaving timing off the development time without sacrificing quality has been the driving force behind the acquisition of Excellicon products.

“We had been in search of a comprehensive solution for our constraints analysis and sign-off for many years. Our search resulted in many evaluations of old names in the constraints business as well as more generic solutions in the market place. We finally came across Excellicon last year where we found a solid foundation for building our timing closure methodology. Excellicon’s tools enable us to address the gaps in constraints development. ConMan enabled true RTLevel generation of constraints and seamless handoff to back-end engineering and final sign-off through ConCert. We were able to shorten timing closure by about 70%; a major improvement” said John Zhuang, VP of IP at Brite Semiconductor.

About Excellicon
Excellicon is an innovative provider of end-to-end Timing Constraints Analysis and Debugging solutions for the automation of constraints authoring, completion, and validation from RTL to GDS with innovative analysis and debugging infrastructures. Excellicon products CONstraints MANager, CONstraints CERTifier, and CONSTAr address the needs of designers at every stage of SOC design and implementation in a unified environment. – Timing Closure; Done Once! Done Right!

About Brite Semiconductor
Brite Semiconductor is a world-leading ASIC design services company, providing customers with ULSI ASIC/SoC chip design and manufacturing services. Brite Semiconductor was co-founded by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation and venture capital firms from China and abroad. As the strategic partners, SMIC provides Brite Semiconductor with strong technical and manufacturing support. Targeted at 90nm/65nm/40nm/28nm and high-end SoC design services, Brite Semiconductor provides flexible turn-key service from RTL/netlist to chip delivery, and seamless, low-cost, and low-risk solutions to customers. For more information, please refer to the Brite Semiconductor website:

For more information contact:

Excellicon: Fia Johansson

Brite Semiconductor: Hanling. Li