A webinar about Empyrean ALPS-GT™, the EDA industry’s first commercial GPU-Powered SPICE simulator, will be led by Chen Zhao, Applications Engineering Manager on August 8, 2019. ALPS-GT has already been adopted by some world’s top SOC design houses. Chen will provide concrete comparative numbers for some of the challenging designs versus Empyrean’s own traditional CPU-driven ALPS™. ALPS was voted by actual users as the “Best of DAC 2018” in SPICE simulation for performance (3X to 8X faster than other industry-standard parallel SPICE simulators for post-layout simulation in 2018). ALPS and ALPS-GT together cover a large collection of users and types of designs. ALPS-GT was showcased at DAC 2019 and received lots of attention. This spring, Empyrean has been working closely with a few targeted early customers in the use of ALPS-GT for several designs in 7-nm process technology. They are now ready for the broader market.

Chen Zhao is an application engineering manager of Empyrean Software. He is responsible for application engineering and customer support since he joined Empyrean in 2014. Zhao has extensive experience in full custom IC design and SPICE simulation. Zhao received a BS degree in electrical engineering from New York University and an MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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