Bluespec High-Level Synthesis Toolset is Selected by Panasonic

Waltham, Mass. – March 25, 2010 - Bluespec, Inc. announced today that the Bluespec® high-level synthesis toolset for the development of system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs has been selected by Panasonic Corporation’s Strategic Semiconductor Development Center. It will be used for the high-level design and verification of System LSI such as their UniPhier (Universal Platform for High-Quality Image Enhancing Revolution) platform, which targets digital consumer electronics applications like mobile and home audio-video. Bluespec is supported in Japan by Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. “Bluespec’s central contribution is the introduction of a powerful, unique and innovative language. Though fully internalizing the core concept was a challenge initially, once mastered, the benefits met our expectations," said Satoru Fujikawa, Director of Strategic Semiconductor Development Center at Panasonic Corporation. “When applied to our company’s System LSI development, we expect Bluespec to deliver the same or better results than existing RTL, while letting designers think and work at a higher level.”

“The evaluation by Panasonic highlights Bluespec’s unique technology for complex control, making it the only general purpose high-level synthesis solution for modeling, verification and implementation," said Charlie Hauck, chief executive officer of Bluespec, Inc. "We are honored that such a leading technology company has selected Bluespec high-level synthesis for its system-on-a-chip designs, including the cutting edge UniPhier platform.”

Please contact George Harper, Bluespec’s vice president of marketing, for more details. He can be reached at (781) 250-2200 or via email at info@bluespec.com.

About Bluespec

With Bluespec, models and test benches can be synthesized along with legacy IP to employ emulation much earlier for modeling, verification and early software development. Bluespec makes emulation much easier, more affordable, and deployable from concept to volume silicon. With the only solutions built on atomic transactions, proven technology for managing and simplifying large-scale hardware concurrency, Bluespec provides the only general-purpose, high-level synthesis toolset for any use model (models, testbenches, production IP) and design type (datapath, control, interconnect). More information can be found on www.bluespec.com or by calling (781) 250-2200.

About Cybernet Systems

Cybernet Systems is one of the leading providers of analysis and simulation software for a wide variety of industries and educational/R&D institutions. It provides a wide range of cutting-edge technology software solutions in technological computation fields, especially related to CAE. It provides software, educational services, technical support and consulting services in various businesses and application fields such as electric, transportation and precision equipment, machinery, and educational and research institutes. It responds to diverse customer needs by promoting a wide range of world-class CAE software for structural, acoustic, mechanical, control system, communications system, illumination analyses, signal processing and optical design. Cybernet Systems has contracts with over 2,500 corporations, as well as with a large number of governmental agencies, universities and research institutions throughout Japan. For more information, see www.cybernet.co.jp.