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September 14, 2012

Samsung Invests $4 million in Carbon Design Systems

Carbon Design Systems Inc., a supplier of virtual platform and secure model solutions, recently announced that Samsung (News - Alert) Venture Investment Corporation has received $4 million in investment funding.

Officials from Carbon Design said that the funds will be used as working capital and will support the company’s ongoing development of leading tools in the electronic system level (ESL) design space, including its fast, accurate virtual prototypes.

Carbon Design Systems offers the industry's only unified virtual prototype solution along with the leading solution for accurate IP model creation. Carbon virtual prototypes can execute at hundreds of MIPS and with 100 percent accuracy to enable application software development, detailed architectural analysis and secure IP model distribution. Carbon's customers are systems, semiconductor, and IP companies that focus on wireless, networking, and consumer electronics.

"Carbon's technology helps Samsung's development of leading-edge consumer devices," states Jung Ho Kim, an investment manager at Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. "The strategic partnership will offer Samsung a way to more broadly expand and fast track adoption of ESL tools."

Carbon Design Systems is the creator of SoC Designer Plus which makes virtual prototype creation easy. SoC Designer Plus' easy-to-use GUI allows users to rapidly assemble models to create a virtual prototype. Because the models are the key to creating a virtual prototype, Carbon SoC Designer Plus supports a wide range of models in variety of formats. SoC Designer Plus provides debug interfaces tailored for both hardware and software engineers. Hardware engineers can examine signals, dump waveforms, and trace execution through the system. Run-time performance profiling gives them immediate feedback on system behavior during execution.

Rick Lucier, Carbon's president and chief executive officer, said, "We work closely with various project groups at Samsung. Its deep technical knowledge of system-level design will be beneficial to us as we market key technologies to expand the reach of fast virtual prototypes that do not compromise accuracy."

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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