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Breker Verification Systems' TrekSoC Chosen by STMicroelectronics Automotive Products Group


June 26, 2012 - Mountain View, CA

Breker Verification Systems today announced that its TrekSoC™ software has been selected by STMicroelectronics' Automotive Product Group (APG) to automate the generation of self-verifying C test cases for multi-threaded system-on-chip (SoC) devices to verify the design of its powertrain engine control unit.

TrekSoC was chosen by the group based in Milan, Italy, after a thorough evaluation of its efficiency, quality of results and productivity savings. The current verification environment for the automotive chips includes the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) with an internal standard C-application programming interface (API). TrekSoC will be used to generate C test cases to run on the chip's embedded processor and stress the design in RTL simulation as well as on a field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based prototyping platform.

The selection of TrekSoC by APG represents further propagation of Breker products at STMicroelectronics after use on multiple projects. The methodology team within STMicroelectronics Functional Verification Group in Grenoble, France, has been a long-time user of TrekSoC. "Quality and reliability are critical components of STMicroelectronics' products, especially in the automotive sector," said Giorgio Mastrorocco, front-end design methodologies principal engineer, Digital Products R&D, STMicroelectronics APG. "As one of the world's top automotive semiconductor suppliers, and a leader in quality, safety and sustainability, we are always looking for tools and methodologies to further improve our products and have adopted TrekSoC because it has proven effective in meeting our challenges."

"STMicroelectronics is noted for its complex SoCs and its unwillingness to compromise on quality," added Adnan Hamid, Breker Verification Systems' chief executive officer (CEO). "We're pleased to have an opportunity to work with this industry leader."

About Breker Verification Systems

Breker Verification Systems is an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software company that provides innovative solutions to solve the challenge of complex system-on-chip (SoC) functional verification. Its TrekSoC™ software and unique SoC scenario-modeling™ approach are used in production at leading semiconductor companies in the U.S., Europe and India. More information about Breker can be found at www.brekersystems.com or at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Breker-Verification-Systems/141262045996129. Daily updates on company activities are available at http://twitter.com/BrekerSystems and additional information can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/company/1010418. Founded in 2003, it is privately held and funded. Breker Verification Systems corporate headquarters is located at 800 West El Camino Real, Suite 180, Mountain View, Calif. 94040. Telephone: (650) 336-8872. Email: info@brekersystems.com.

TrekSoC and SoC Scenario Modeling are registered trademark of Breker Verification Systems. Breker Verification Systems acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

For more information, contact:
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Breker Verification Systems
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Nanette Collins
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