About Pulsic

Pulsic is an electronic design automation (EDA) company focusing on Precision Design Automation and offering production-proven floorplanning, placement and routing software solutions for extreme design challenges at advanced nodes. Complementary to existing design flows, Pulsic technology delivers hand-crafted quality, faster than manual design or general-purpose software solutions.

Unity™ – a revolutionary shape based design platform
Our Unity technology platform gives designers all the productivity of standard cell design, with the quality of custom design. Unity is the platform for the Pulsic IC design solutions:

  • Pulsic Planning Solution – Integrated, Full-Chip Planning and Top-level Routing for IC Design

  • Pulsic Implementation Solution – Place and Route Implementation for Custom Digital and Analog Design

Pulsic Animate™
Animate is a revolutionary new automated Analog layout system that produces multiple, high quality, fully routed layouts in minutes from an OpenAccess schematic. Built-in automatic constraint recognition recognizes designer’s intent and automatically creates structures such as common centroid devices for diff pairs, current mirrors, etc. Its novel and unique multithreaded PolyMorphic layout technology concurrently generates optimal layouts which can then be extracted to generate early parasitics to explore design options in a fraction of the time it would take manually.

A Global Pedigree
Founded in January 2000, Pulsic is a privately held company headquartered in Bristol, UK. Pulsic’s customers make up leading semiconductor companies around the world. For more information, please contact us.

Meet The Team

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The Management Team

Mark Williams
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Mark is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Pulsic. He has over 30 years of experience in the EDA industry, and was one of the team that pioneered shape-based routing technology in the 1980’s while working at Zuken-Redac. 

Michael Spooner
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Michael is CFO for Pulsic.  He brings with him 25 years experience specializing in EDA having worked with companies including Cadence Design Systems and Magma Design Automation (now acquired by Synopsys Inc).

Fumiaki Sato
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Fumiaki is a Founder and Vice President of Asia operations at Pulsic. He has over 30 years experience in the EDA industry with a career that stated as a software developer at Hitachi VLSI where he developed in-house Design Automation System for VLSI placement and routing.

Paul Clewes
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Paul Clewes is Vice President of R&D at Pulsic. He has over 20 years experience in EDA software development. Prior to joining Pulsic in 2008, Paul was chief software engineer for Zuken’s routing technology. Paul has been awarded multiple patents and awards, including 2004 winner of the BCS programming competition.

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Christopher is the Vice President of US operations at Pulsic Inc. He has over 15 years experience specifically in the EDA industry, and held multiple marketing and sales responsibilities at Cadence before joining Pulsic in 2009