SoftJin adopts hybrid business model; announces new offerings and customer wins

Released on = August 13, 2007, 5:17 am

Press Release Author = Softjin Technologies

Industry = Semiconductors

Press Release Summary = Softjin Technologies, a customised EDA tool development
company, made a series of announcements today including the adopting of a hybrid
business model composed of outsourced R&D services and EDA products, new offerings
and notable customer wins along with setting-up of an off-shore development center
(ODC) in India for Cswitch Corporation.

Press Release Body = Bangalore, Aug 13, 2007: SoftJin Technologies, a customized
EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tool development company, announced that it is
adopting a hybrid model composed of outsourced R&D services and EDA Products. The
outsourced R&D services are targeted to the Semiconductor Design and Manufacturing
market and include EDA software development, High Performance FPGA based Design and
Design Verification services for the semiconductor industry. SoftJin's EDA Products
are in the area of Post Layout Design Data Processing and EDA tools for Programmable

According to Nachiket Urdhwareshe, CEO, SoftJin Technologies," The management of
SoftJin took a conscious decision to firmly adopt a hybrid business model. As per
the hybrid model, we are developing our own licensable Products and technologies in
addition to continuing with customized design and development services to our
customers in the semiconductor space. We believe these are complementary business
strategies and enable us to maximally leverage our competencies to grow the

Among the notable customer wins in the outsourced R&D services business, the company
has set-up an Off-Shore Development Center (ODC) in India for Cswitch Corporation, a
semiconductor company developing high performing configurable solutions for the
networking, storage, wireless base station and telecom markets. Cswitch's solution
offers performance levels approaching an ASIC, including a bandwidth up to 100Gbps,
and the configurability of an FPGA. As per the agreement, SoftJin will have a
dedicated team developing a variety of System tools, User tools and provide other
design related services for Cswitch's Configurable Switch Array.

Commented Godfrey D'Souza Vice-president - Engineering, Cswitch "We chose SoftJin to
partner with for our customized software needs because of their proven track record
in developing EDA tools for semiconductor companies around the world. Our
relationship with SoftJin is yielding measurable benefits in terms of wider access
to talent and time to market advantages for our software needs related to
Configurable Switch Array"

In another major development indicating the company's growth path, Vinod Malhotra,
an industry veteran, has come onboard as the Vice President of Engineering. His
responsibility would include driving the company's R&D team and focus on developing
Post-Layout EDA tools and technologies. Vinod was previously VP of Engineering at
Poseidon Design Systems. Prior to that, he was Director of R&D at Synopsys,
responsible for interactive lithography simulation, visualization and analysis. He
also managed engineering operations of over 50 developers working on various Design
for Manufacturing (DFM) products. Prior to its acquisition by Synopsys, he led the
EDA tools group at Numerical Technologies as VP of Engineering, where he established
and grew the EDA tools division to US$10 million product line.

The company has also announced new offerings in the Post Layout EDA space. These
include, NXCompare, a fast and versatile IC Layout and Mask Data Comparison tool
that compares any two IC layout and/or mask databases. It is SoftJin's first end
user distributed processing application based on Nirmaan software development
toolkit. SoftJin also announced availability of Nirmaan 3.0, the upgraded version of
its software development toolkit for developers of post-layout and DFM/DFY (Design
for Manufacturing/ Design for Yield) tools.

About SoftJin
Headquartered in Bangalore, with office in Santa Clara, U.S.A and sales partner in
Japan and Singapore, SoftJin Technologies Pvt. Ltd. develops customized EDA tools
for the specific requirements of semiconductor and EDA companies using a combination
of EDA software development services and re-usable building blocks. SoftJin also
offers high end Platform FPGA based design and hardware verification services. Last
year (August 2006) SoftJin was chosen as one of the top 100 private companies in
Asia that play a leading role in innovation and technology by Red Herring magazine.
This year (August 2007), SoftJin has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence
among fastest grown SME Companies in Karnataka by STPI. For more information please
visit or e-mail at

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