UK EDA company looks to add staff - Embedded.com

UK EDA company looks to add staff

Manchester, UK — A UK-based EDA company is looking to expand its number of engineers by 50% by the end of the first quarter of next year. SpiraTech was set up in 2000 to develop products that improve the productivity and performance of existing and emerging ESL Design and Verification platforms.

It has just releases its Cohesive product line and according to Simon Calder, SpiraTech's sales and marketing director, the company is planning to raise its number of engineers from 13 to 20 by April next year.

Cohesive provides a comprehensive graphical ESL and RTL level debugger, system performance profiler and multi-level protocol checker. It is available for general shipping after 3 years of development and 2 years of testing and deployment at two customer sites. It is interoperable with standard EDA environments and can readily be made compatible with proprietary tools

Calder joined the company earlier in the year when David Stewart, CEO of Critical Blue became non-executive chairman and Chris Rose joined as a non-executive director. The company received it first venture capital in March 2003 and in April was awarded a SMART grant by the DTI bringing total available funds to approximately £1million.

The company was formed in October 2000 and its four founders came from the ICL CHISLE/VHDL+ team with over 50-man years experience in multi level design for mainframes.

See also:Management strengthened as SpiraTech adds funding

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