eASIC Implements SynTest's Tools for Its Single-mask Configurable IP Core to Allow Efficient Testability

IP/SoC Conference, Santa Clara, Calif., March 15, 2001 - eASIC Corporation today announced that the company has implemented SynTest ATPG (Automatic Test Pattern Generator) tools for its eASICore, a high-performance and high-density single-mask configurable core. These tools will allow eASIC users to improve testability and fault coverage, resulting in reduced defect levels and tester time. eASIC customers can use the SynTest DFT tools, Turbo-Scan-ATPG(TM) and TurboBIST-Memory(TM), to improve their design's testability.

eASICore supports SynTest's TurboBIST for embedded memory testing as well as its tools for generating design dependent test pattern for manufacturing. Due to eASIC's special architecture features and the re-programmability capability, the number of test vectors is reduced significantly. For a typical ASIC design, a user can expect more than 60% reduction in the number of manufacturing test vectors required to achieve 98% test coverage.

"We are pleased to have in place this partnership with SynTest and jointly develop the eASICore testing capabilities in order to deliver greater value to our customers," Zvi Or-Bach eASIC President and CEO. "The need to support highly effective testing tools is becoming more important as design complexity increases dramatically and development cycle pressure arises. SynTest's tools fit very well in the standard ASIC flow offered for eASICore implementation."

L.-T. Wang, SynTest president, noted, " eASIC has superior technology for the embedded programmable logic market and is one of our first partners addressing this market. Their eASICore customers have the advantage of using our full scan and memory BIST products to make their designs more testable and reduce their tester costs."

About eASIC

eASIC Corporation is pioneering a breakthrough approach of embedded configurable ASIC cores for System-on-Chip designs. This configurable ASIC core, called eASICore, offers high performance and density with ease-of-design, rapid time-to-market and low design development cost.
eASIC Corporation is a privately held company based in San Jose, California. Part of its R&D activity is performed by its wholly owned design subsidiary in Romania.

About SynTest

SynTest Technologies, Inc., develops and markets DFT, logic and memory BIST synthesis, boundary scan, ATPG and fault simulation software tools and offers consulting services throughout the world to semiconductor companies, ASIC designers and test groups. SynTest has offices in Korea, Taiwan and the USA and distribution partners in Canada, Israel, France, Italy, the UK, Japan and Singapore.

TurboBIST-LOGIC, TurboBIST-Memory, TurboBSD, TurboCheck, TurboFault, TurboFCE and TurboScan are trademarks of SynTest Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Tsipi Landen, eASIC Corporation tsipi@easic.com , Tel: (408) 264-7128
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