EMA Becomes Distribution Partner for SkillCAD Cadence Virtuoso Layout Automation Suite

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (PRWEB) JANUARY 12, 2021—EMA Design Automation®, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) systems solutions, today announced that it is extending its focus on designer productivity to the IC world by partnering with SkillCAD to bring their LAS (layout automation suite) to the Cadence® Virtuoso® User Community.

“Much of the time spent designing an IC is during the layout phase,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “SkillCAD provides over 120 fully-validated commands to enable Virtuoso design teams to realize significant productivity gains through automation, reducing design times by up to 50%. Anyone designing analog, mixed-signal, or RF ICs can benefit from the SkillCAD routines. Current Cadence Virtuoso users have access to these new, time-saving routines directly inside their Virtuoso design environment, providing virtually zero learning curve and an instant productivity boost.”

SkillCAD has evolved into over 120 functions, including:

  • Patented V-Editor tools that introduce a revolutionary way of editing layouts by simply drawing a directional line (vector) instead of conventional clicks (this consolidates the layout steps for object selection, stretching or moving, and design rule compliance into a single step, significantly minimizing the number of mouse clicks or keystrokes)
  • Metal routing tools that allow the designer to route one or fifty metal lines with equal ease
  • Pin placing tools that allow the placement of hundreds of pins in a matter of seconds
  • And many other tools that greatly improve layout design productivity

Widths, spacing, and other design rules are known to the SkillCAD tools, enabling simple commands to correctly construct complex layout objects according to the design rules. This significantly improves productivity of the layout designer, while reducing costly design iterations. Also, the SkillCAD routing commands are extremely powerful, yet easy to use—they automate and simplify usage. There are five main routing commands, with over 200 sub-routines and parameters to automate routing and editing.

“SkillCAD is very excited to have EMA Design Automation to be our exclusive distributor in the US. EMA not only provides SkillCAD with a proven sales and support organization, they also have a marketing and inside sales team not found in the industry,” said Pengwei Qian, founder and CEO of SkillCAD. “EMA’s sales and support organization coupled with SkillCAD proven technology will give us the resources to provide the Cadence Virtuoso community with powerful routing commands coupled with our patented V-editor, which can improve layout designers’ productivity by hours a day while reducing design errors.”

“We have a long history of enhancing the Cadence design environment in the PCB space with EMA technology like CircuitSpace®, so it was a natural fit to help bring this same level of efficiency to IC designers,” added Marcano. “We are extremely excited about this important partnership and look forward to helping support the Cadence Virtuoso user community.”

For more information about the SkillCAD Cadence Virtuoso Layout Automation Suite, go to go.ema-eda.com/ema-SkillCAD or call toll free at 877.362.3321.

EMA Design Automation Announces Partnership with Dassault Systèmes to Deliver Business Transformation to the Electronic Product Design Process

Rochester, NY (April 7, 2020) – EMA Design Automation® (www.ema-eda.com), a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced it has entered into a partnership with Dassault Systèmes that is committed to driving disruptive business transformation for electronic product development. This partnership will work towards the joint mission of connecting teams across a common data model for unified product development and collaboration.

“Our main goal has always been to provide our customers with the right tools, processes, and systems to address their business needs,” said Manny Marcano, President and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “Our electronics expertise combined with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows us to break down traditional communication barriers, providing organizations a single source of truth to deliver truly differentiated experiences for their customers.”

As product development becomes more complex and intertwined, Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform addresses the unique business challenges that arise within the high-tech industry. Traditionally, each phase has been treated as silos of energy, which leads to inefficiencies, multiple revisions, and often missed market opportunities. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides businesses with insight into all phases of the design cycle, naturally connecting the organization in one digital environment.

EMA will be providing sales and support for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Product teams now have a way to pull together and leverage information from across the organization in context. This unified approach provides stakeholders with the ability to design, simulate, analyze, and verify a true digital twin long before anything is produced; eliminating the need for multiple design iterations prior to production.

For more information about EMA, go to go.ema-eda.com/Dassault

EMA Design Automation Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, today announced that it is celebrating 30 years since it began selling EDA tools in 1989, and has since continued to serve the North American EDA industry with innovative products, support, and services. 

“I am proud, but humbled, with the accomplishments we have made, the respect that we have received, and the partnerships we have established in the industry,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA.  “Our fantastic team at EMA strives to serve our current customers, as well as attract new customers with our commitment for continued excellence.” 

EMA began a relationship with Cadence® Design Systems in 1998 selling the Cadence Studio-level Allegro® product line.  Today EMA sells both the Cadence Allegro and OrCAD product lines, as well as several EMA products, including Ultra Librarian®, TimingDesigner®, and Circuitspace®, to expand and enhance the user experience.  

EMA is also proud to have earned the Cadence Channel Partner of the Year award multiple times, given to a single recipient among Cadence’s 50+ global channel partners each year. 

In addition to Cadence, EMA has secured other partnerships in the industry, including SiliconExpert, DigiKey, and Arena, to name a few.  Each of these alliances builds and strengthens the EMA portfolio, enabling EMA to provide a robust and effective EDA design solution for its customers.  The industry has recognized EMA’s accomplishments earning them a place in the Inc 500 list two years in a row.  

EMA is excited to be celebrating 30 years of innovation and wants to show some appreciation to its customers, while having a bit of fun. There will be weekly ‘swag bag’ giveaways filled with EMA merchandise, and entrants will then be eligible for the grand prize, a year of eLearning valued at $900, being drawn on October 31, 2019. Customers can also look forward to anniversary related blog posts, customer quotes, and ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions on Facebook. To participate in the EMA anniversary activities and to enter for the weekly giveaways, go to www.ema-eda.com

For more information about EMA, visit www.ema-eda.com or call 585.334.6001. 
 
About EMA Design Automation, Inc. 
 
EMA Design Automation is a trailblazer in product development solutions offering a complete range of EDA tools, PLM integrations, services, training, and technical support.  EMA is a Cadence® Channel Partner serving all of North America.  EMA develops Ultra Librarian®, TimingDesigner®, CircuitSpace®, CIP™, EDABuilder®, and a host of custom solutions to enhance the OrCAD products, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value-added resellers.  EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York.  Visit EMA at www.ema-eda.com for more information.

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