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Avatar Integrated Systems Named Arm TechCon 2018 Innovation Award Finalist for Design Team of the Year

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 11, 2018 – Avatar Integrated Systems, a leading provider of physical design implementation solutions today announced that its Aprisa and Apogee product design team was named a 2018 Arm TechCon Innovation Award finalist for design team of the year.

In September 2018, Avatar introduced a new architecture to its Aprisa and Apogee solutions. The new release provides a breakthrough detailed-route-centric place-and-route architecture addressing the new challenges facing designs at 16nm and below process nodes.  The Detailed-Route-Centric Architecture enables efficient and frequent detailed route layers, patterns, congestions, pin-access, etc. to be available throughout the place-and-route flow. This significantly reduces the number of place-and-route iterations with fast design closure while achieving better design quality with higher performance, lower power, and smaller die size. These types of EDA innovations are crucial for the success of the Arm ecosystem, particularly among lead-edge adopters at deep sub-micron nodes.

Avatar's technical design team spans over two decades of place and route engineering expertise and success at various companies.  The team is led by Ping San Tzeng, Ph.D., chief technical officer at Avatar. Dr. Tzeng and his team continue to deliver innovative products and technology to the semiconductor industry as demonstrated by the latest Detailed-Route-Centric Architecture.

"We are honored to be nominated as one of the two finalists in the Arm TechCon Innovation Awards," said Dr. Ping-San Tzeng, chief technology officer at Avatar Integrated Systems. "The team is grateful to be recognized for their innovation and hardwork. We are committed to provide the world's best place-and-route technology to designers as they face design challenges at lower process nodes."

The Arm TechCon Innovation Awards program celebrates leading-edge Arm-based technologies that have spawned new applications and sparked innovation in systems design. Arm TechCon, the world's leading conference and exhibition showcasing Arm-based technologies, will be held Oct. 16-18 at the San Jose Convention Center.
Avatar experts will be at booth #827 at Arm TechCon, October 16 and 17th at the San Jose Convention Center. Avatar will be demonstrating their flagship products Aprisa and Apogee with the new Detailed-Route-Centric Architecture.

A tour of finalists' booths and their technologies will be conducted at Arm TechCon Wednesday October 17 at 3:30 p.m. Winners will then be announced at 5:00 p.m. in the expo theater. For more information and to register for the event, please visit

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About Avatar Integrated Systems
Avatar Integrated Systems is a leading software company in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry focused on Physical Design Implementation. The company's products enable integrated circuit (IC) designers to create semiconductor chips which enable today's electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, internet equipment, IoT wearables, etc. Avatar's products are built on the proven technologies acquired from ATopTech, Inc.  Avatar Integrated Systems is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with subsidiaries and offices in Taiwan, India, Japan, and Korea. The company continues to serve global customers with cutting-edge digital place and route technology and closely partners with customers to reach their design successes. For more information visit: