The need for speed is ever present to transistor-level circuit design engineers and now Cadence offers them some instant relief with APS – Accelerated Parallel Simulator. In the press release we read from actual customers that have 10x to 20x speed ups without a loss in accuracy.

I was just curious about pricing and the press release omits that part, but I’ll guess that it’s between $50K and $60K list price, given that most plain SPICE tools are about $25K and the Fast SPICE tools weigh in at $100K.

Cadence joins the club of parallel SPICE vendors: Magma, Infinisim, Gemini, Nascentric, Silvaco.

When will Mentor join the fray?