Mentor Graphics introduced a new verion of FloEFD concurrent computational fluid dynamics tool. The new FloEFD features Monte-Carlo radiation modeling for thermo-optical performance and multicore meshing of complex geometries that speeds simulation magnitude faster. The Mentor CFD tool with Monte-Carlo modeling and multicore meshing enhancements is available for now.
Solido Design Automation introduced their High-Sigma Monte Carlo (HSMC) meta-simulator. The Solido High-Sigma Monte Carlo meta-simulator solution features rapid analysis of yield/performance trade-offs for memory design. The High-Sigma Monte Carlo meta-simulator has already been successfully deployed at several companies because alternate methods were too slow, insufficiently inaccurate, and do not scale across the range of circuits memory designers need to analyze.
Magma Design Automation introduced FineSim Fast Monte Carlo, which is a new alternative to traditional Monte Carlo analysis. FineSim Fast Monte Carlo makes it possible to achieve much more accurate statistical analysis as much as 100 times faster than traditional Monte Carlo methods. FineSim Fast Monte Carlo is available now for production use with FineSim SPICE and FineSim Pro for fast, accurate statistical circuit analysis.