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Sondrel Adopts Azuro Clock Tree Synthesis Solution to Deliver Lowest Power

Azuro, Inc., a leading provider of advanced clock tree synthesis and timing optimization tools for digital chip design, today announced that Sondrel has adopted Azuro’s PowerCentric™ clock tree synthesis solution. Sondrel specializes in low power and high performance integrated circuit (IC) design services based on an award-winning design flow (Helium) and methodology to meet the performance, power, area, and schedule demands of the world’s toughest and most advanced chips.

“Sondrel provides services to several of the biggest semiconductor companies in the world,” said Graham Curren, CEO of Sondrel. “We do this because our team, flow, and methodology deliver the best quality silicon with the fastest design turnaround times. We are very experienced users of Azuro’s software and by adding PowerCentric to our Helium flow, we are able to offer our customers significant reductions in dynamic power and accelerated turnaround time on complex system-on-a-chip designs. When it comes to clock tree synthesis, Azuro is the clear industry leader.”

“We have worked alongside Sondrel for some time through our mutual customers,” said Paul Cunningham, CEO of Azuro. “The Sondrel team is one of the best digital design teams in the industry, and we welcome the opportunity to make PowerCentric a part of the amazing service that they offer.”

About PowerCentric

PowerCentric is a clock tree synthesis tool for digital standard cell-based chip designs. It reduces chip power by up to 20% and dramatically increases designer productivity on designs with complex clock networks.

About Sondrel

Established in 2002, Sondrel now has offices throughout Europe, Israel and China. Its teams of highly experienced engineers have completed over 140 designs, all of which were designed right first time. Specializing in high performance and low power designs, Sondrel provides design services and methodology consulting to top semiconductor companies, enabling them to improve timescales and to reduce costs. Utilizing proprietary low-power optimization methodologies and software solutions, Sondrel engineers are behind many of the most cost-effective solutions on the market today. In 2009 Sondrel was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which is the UK’s most prestigious award for business excellence. For additional information, visit www.sondrel.com

About Azuro

Azuro is an electronic design automation company supplying software tools for use designing digital semiconductor chips. The company's unique clock tree synthesis and timing optimization technologies make chips faster, reduce chip power and dramatically accelerate chip time to market. Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with R&D in Cambridge, UK, and is privately held. For additional information, visit http://www.azuro.com/

PowerCentric is a trademark of Azuro, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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