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OEA International Ports to Linux Running on Intel-based

32-bit and 64-bit Workstations and Servers

Morgan Hill, California - May 30, 2003. OEA International, Inc. (OEA), the industry leader in 3D interconnect extraction, today announced the availability of its leading EDA extraction software packages running on Linux running on Intel-based 32-bit and 64-bit workstations and servers.  With the addition of Linux-based machines, customers can have excellent performance and the added flexibility on running the OEA products on a wider range on platforms within their company.  The applications ported include the NET-ANTM critical net extractor, P-GRIDTM the power distribution network analysis tool, CELL-ANTM a library extraction tool, and P-PLANTM a core power network planning tool.  All EDA Linux applications will run on Intel Itanium 2-based systems, offering best-in-class 64-bit performance; Pentium 4 processor and Intel Xeon processor-based systems, offering best-in-class 32-bit performance; and high-end laptops using Intel's Centrino mobile technology, offering mobility for design engineers. 

"Many of the next-generation ICs will be developed using EDA tools running on Linux. The Intel IT Engineering Computing application migration team has helped OEA get off to a roaring start with timely assistance, enabling OEA to port all the core applications in just a few months time," said Jerry Tallinger, VP of Marketing & Sales at OEA. "Many of our customers are now demanding Linux applications to take advantage of the low cost workstations, speed, and existing compute resources at their company."

"We are pleased to see OEA International products being ported and optimized to Intel processor-based computing platforms," said Guru Bhatia, director of IT Engineering Computing, Intel Corporation. "This announcement reinforces that systems based on Intel's Xeon, Itanium 2 and Pentium 4 processors and Centrino mobile technology comprise an end-to-end computing solution for the worldwide EDA market segment."

The products ported to Linux:

  • NET-ANTM a multi-net 3D IC net extraction tool providing the capability to extract the same RCLK data for a larger  scale and within a system of networked computers.

  • CELL-ANTM - a cell or macro cell 3D extraction tool that generates a SPICE sub-circuit with significant RC, S/D resistances, and device model parameters.

  • P-GRIDTM - VLSI power distribution network analysis tool that uses a 3D solver for analyzing a block or chip power distribution network for IR drop and electromigration violations.

  • P-PLANTM - VLSI power distribution network design planning tool for optimizing the geometric configuration of VDD and VSS rings, internal core power rails, and voltage source pad locations. 

About OEA International, Inc.

OEA International, Inc. designs and licenses state-of-the art parasitic extraction software for the electronic computer aided design (ECAD) industry.  OEA software is designed to be extremely high performance and handle very complex models with a high degree of accuracy.  OEA products are used to substantially increase engineering productivity and first time success in the design of interconnect and packaging technologies for sophisticated electronic systems and integrated circuits. The company has secured the extraction accuracy leadership role by working closely with major IC and system companies using the most modern process technologies available.  Through these relationships, the company has applied it 3D extraction expertise to provide a family of critical net design tools, signal integrity analysis tools, and RF component design tools.  For additional information call (408) 778-6747, or visit OEA online at

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