“X-EPIC” alludes to Accelerating EDA Pioneer Innovation Center, was founded in March 2020 by an aspiring elite team of outstanding EDA talents with great ambitions. X-EPIC is focused on R&D and sale of proprietary EDA as well as technical support.
EDA consists of three major categories, namely analog chip design, digital chip verification, and digital chip implementation. Breakthrough has already been achieved in respect of autonomous analog and digital chips innovation for domestic EDA companies. However, there remains a void in respect of digital chip verification – it takes up more than half of the time in development as over half of its cost – for domestically-produced EDA, not least because of its technologically-intensive nature.
X-EPIC is staffed with a team of talents in R&D, operation, sales and marketing. Most of the members of its team possess more than 15 years of experience in international EDA providers. Their international perspective and power operating capability in the local market are complemented by their visionary technological concepts and indisputable technological strength widely endorsed by China’s top integrated circuit experts and academicians.
X-EPIC’s aim is to build verification software and system which are critical to the success of chip design. It will undertake R&D of proprietary, controllable, secure and reliable verification software and system beginning with the base structure using the latest technologies such as AI and cloud computing. It will attempt to deal with various verification challenges including verification efficiency, tool scalability, design compatibility, power-consumption and functional security. The verification software and system will support development in China of various advance technologies including integrated circuit industry, 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud services and supercomputing, thereby enabling X-EPIC to play its part in accelerating autonomous innovation and providing partners with proprietary, controllable, secure and reliable solutions and services.