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Excellicon Products Used by Entropic to Develop a Robust, Efficient Timing Constraint Development Methodology

AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 – Excellicon Inc., an innovative provider of Timing Constraints Analysis and Debugging solutions for the automation of constraints authoring, completion, validation, and Management, today announced Entropic (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, has licensed Excellicon Constraints products to speed delivery schedules in Entropic’s build flow.

The use of Excellicon products focus on reducing multiple iterations between design and implementation teams resolving design timing closure issues, in which the timing constraints (SDC) design and validation are often culprit in prolonged delivery schedules. By using the Excellicon tools, Entropic can automate its timing constraints used for placement and routing of their chip solutions as well as eliminate unnecessary design cycles in order to achieve higher levels of accuracy and efficiency in delivery schedules.

“Excellicon provides a solid foundation for us to address the efficiency of our constraints development process,” said Vahid Manian, senior vice president, Global Engineering and Operations, Entropic. “Excellicon’s tools enable us to address the gaps in constraints development and build a path to final timing closure without going through a costly iterative process.”

“We ensure completeness and correctness of timing constraints from the start of the chip design process; allowing us to help companies like Entropic close timing to chip production,” said Rick Eram, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Excellicon. “By deploying our products in their design flow, Entropic is able to build a timing methodology based on accurate timing constraints. This simply translates into faster turnaround time and reduced cost in their flow.”

About Entropic

Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic’s next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at:, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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!

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