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EDA Veteran Launches G-Analog to Provide Next-Generation Characterization Software

SAN JOSE, Calif. –– May 28, 2013 – G-Analog Design Automation, a new EDA startup, is formally launching its operations to the public and will be focus on the development and delivery of its next-generation simulation and characterization software, Gchar, for custom integrated circuits (ICs).

G-Analog was organized and incorporated in May, 2012 by Dr. Jeff Tuan, President and CEO, and is a privately funded electronic design automation (EDA) company. Before G-Analog, Dr. Tuan was Deputy Director at Chartered Semiconductor and GlobalFoundries where he managed IP and test chip development. Dr. Tuan was one of the co-founders of Nassda where he served as VP of product development of the HSIM product. Before Nassda, Dr. Tuan served as R&D director at EPIC and Synopsys, where he oversaw product developments of the RailMill, TimeMill and PowerMill products.

With smaller geometry in advanced processes, process variation becomes an important issue for 28nm and below designs. Monte Carlo simulation or OCV analysis is needed. Running Monte Carlo simulations and obtaining OCV tables are even more computation intensive than cell characterization. Generating process variation data for a design has become a major issue for today’s design community. G-Analog Design Automation offers tools to address circuit verification and characterization needs for nanometer custom digital, memory and mixed signal circuits. G-Analog has developed a next-generation simulation and characterization solution. With innovative proprietary GPU based simulation technology, the Gchar product delivers breakthrough performance and SPICE accuracy.

Cell characterization is a bottleneck in IP design, it takes days to weeks to complete depending on the available licenses and computation resources.” said Jeff Tuan, G-Analog President & CEO. “The Gchar product provides the world’s fastest characterization tool for nanometer-scale circuits. Gchar is the industry’s first GPU-based characterization tool to deliver up to 50x faster speeds for cell characterization, Monte Carlo analysis, and OCV table generation.”

G-Analog are experts in the area of circuit simulation and design of ICs, with over 20 years of experience at leading companies including GlobalFoundries, Chartered, Nassda, Synopsys, and EPIC serving as the basis for a next-generation solution for circuit analysis and characterization.

Our unique experiences combining EDA tool development and circuit design, gave us the expertise to develop breakthrough technology to address real industry problems. Designers are struggling with the current analysis and characterization tools to resolve present and future problems. We are committed to creating the breakthrough tools that designers need,” said Tuan.

About G-Analog
Headquartered in Hsin Chu, Taiwan, G-Analog provides a next-generation simulation and characterization solution to IC designers. With innovative proprietary simulation based on GPU (Graphic Processing Unit), the Gchar characterization tool delivers breakthrough performance and SPICE accuracy. With over 20-years of experience in circuit simulation, and circuit design, the G-Analog team understands the needs of circuit designers. The company is privately funded. For the latest news and information on G-Analog, visit or write to