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ClioSoft Achieves TÜV SÜD Certification in Support of Automotive ISO 26262 Standard

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Inc., a leader in system-on-chip (SoC) design data and intellectual
property (IP) management solutions for the semiconductor design
industry, today announced that it has achieved Tool Confidence Level 1
(TCL1) certification from TÜV SÜD, enabling automotive semiconductor
manufacturers, OEMs and component suppliers to meet stringent ISO 26262
automotive functional safety requirements.

To achieve certification, ClioSoft provided its designHUB® IP
reuse ecosystem for enterprises platform, SOS7TM
design-management platform along with its Visual Design software to TÜV
SÜD for evaluation. TÜV SÜD confirmed all the above-mentioned products
from ClioSoft are certified for use with ASIL A through ASIL D
automotive design projects.

“We collaborated with TÜV SÜD to determine, establish and obtain a
certification so that our customers could use the ClioSoft platforms for
ASIL (automotive safety integrity level) A through ASIL D projects,”
said Srinath Ananthraman, CEO and founder of ClioSoft Inc. “Automotive
semiconductor companies are under constant pressure to meet aggressive
design schedules, while complying with the ISO 26262 standard. This
certification will enable us to ensure design teams can collaborate
efficiently across multiple sites, leverage ISO certified IPs and adopt
the flows needed to deliver their tape-outs successfully in the
scheduled timeframe.”

ClioSoft automotive customers, such as Elmos
Semiconductor AG
, already have been using the company’s technology
to manage complex SoC projects that must be ISO 26262-compliant.

“Since 2014 we have been using ClioSoft’s SOS7 design management
platform to collaborate between designers located at multiple sites and
improve the productivity of our design teams,” said Dr.-Ing Thilo
Schmidt, Head of Design Support Technology and Innovation at Elmos
Semiconductor. “Robustness of the data management platform is essential
for us and SOS7 fulfills our expectations here. We are excited to hear
about ClioSoft’s work with TÜV SÜD to obtain TCL1 certification for
SOS7, which we are using in our current and upcoming automotive designs.”

“Every design has unique requirements,” continued Ananthraman.
“Designers look for enterprise-class solutions that are configurable for
their needs, easy to use, have a rich set of features, can scale to meet
future needs and can be easily adopted. Our IP design management
solutions addresses these needs and continues to be positively received
by design team’s year after year.”

Valens, an Israeli-based fabless company, is at the fore of
revolutionizing in-vehicle connectivity. Its HDBaseT automotive solution
enables long-distance, multi-Gigabit transmission and convergence of
different interfaces, such as audio and video, Ethernet, USB, PCIe,
controls and power over a single wire (such as unshielded twisted pair,

“To develop best-in-class solutions for the automotive industry, an ISO
26262-certified design management platform is a must,” said Evgeniy
Makarov, CAD Manager at Valens. “Last year, we adopted ClioSoft’s SOS7
design management platform, and found it to be a scalable and
configurable solution that meets our requirements of minimizing network
disk space usage and managing our complex design handoffs. The patented
universal adapter in SOS7 also helps us to reduce the number of managed
objects in our backend flow. We are very satisfied with the SOS7 design
management platform and the support we have received in deploying it
across all our digital, analog and mixed-signal designs.”


The designHUB platform provides a collaborative IP reuse ecosystem for
enterprises. With built-in analytics and collaborative tools, designHUB
not only improves IP reuse by providing an easy-to-use workflow for
designers to leverage their internal resources but it also enables
design teams to collaborate efficiently to develop SoCs faster. Enabling
designers to be more productive, designHUB tracks and collates all
activities for design projects and displays the notifications and tasks
assigned in an easy review dashboard.


ClioSoft’s SOS7 design-management platform empowers single or multi-site
design teams to collaborate efficiently on complex analog, digital, RF
and mixed-signal designs from concept to GDSII within a secure design
environment. Tight integration with EDA tools, and an emphasis on
performance for data transfer, security and disk space optimization
provides a cohesive environment that enables design teams to streamline
the development of SoCs. SOS7 facilitates easy design handoffs between
teams and mitigates the possibility of design re-spins.

About ClioSoft:

ClioSoft is the pioneer and leading developer of enterprise
system-on-chip (SoC) design configuration and enterprise IP management
solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides two
unique platforms that enable SoC design management and IP reuse. The
SOS7 platform is the only design management solution for multi-site
design collaboration for all types of designs – analog, digital, RF and
mixed-signal and the designHUB platform provides a collaborative IP
reuse ecosystem for enterprises. ClioSoft’s customers include the top 20
semiconductor companies worldwide. The company is headquartered in
Fremont, CA with sales offices and distributors in the United States,
United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, India, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

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