Morgan Hill, CA — GraphOn Corporation, ( http://www.graphon.com ), has licensed its Bridges for UNIX software to San Jose-based Aptix Corporation, ( http://www.aptix.com, www.eSoCverify.com ), enabling chip designers to run critical tests of chip designs from anywhere in the world via the web. GraphOn’s Bridges for UNIX software web-enables the highly acclaimed Solaris-based Virsim waveform viewer tool developed by Synopsys, which works with Aptix’ UNIX-based system-on-chip (SoC) testing software, making design verification possible from any PC, laptop or Internet-connected display device over the Internet, and network or conventional dial-up modem connections.
“With GraphOn’s Bridges for UNIX software we were able to bring our web site up much sooner and let users run the industry-leading Virsim waveform viewer for less than if we had decided to design a custom web-enabled waveform viewer application ourselves,” said Aptix Chief Operating Officer, Leif Rosqvist. “We are pleased with the performance of the Bridges software even when used over narrow and Internet connections and are showcasing the GraphOn name to let our users know who is providing web-enabling technology whenever they access our tools online.”
GraphOn’s Bridges for UNIX software lets system architects and engineers evaluate a single component using the “IP Test Drive” capability of Aptix’ www.eSoCverify.com web site, or test complete system-on-chip design prototypes online during consulting or sales engagements. Aptix expects that by web-enabling their tools and providing a secure SSL connection, they can expand their services to many more potential and existing customers because its UNIX tools are now universally accessible via the web from the simplest platforms, including Java-based Internet devices or Windows PCs.
“Aptix is seizing the full value of GraphOn’s Bridges for UNIX software as a way of empowering existing customers who now can use Aptix tools anywhere, and as a marketing tool to let potential customers test drive Aptix’ full-featured development tools easily from the company’s web site,” said GraphOn Executive Vice President, Robin Ford. “GraphOn built its very foundation on the delivery of the most complex UNIX-based applications to the simplest desktops over any bandwidth, allowing new and legacy applications to be deployed far beyond the walls of the enterprise and laboratory to desktops anywhere, anytime over any connection without any extra hardware or software modification.”
Other recent GraphOn OEM and software licensing agreements include Caelus Inc., which is using GraphOn’s ready-to-run Bridges software to web-enable the world-class Caelus Management System suite of software products; and to Global Turnkey Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, providing Global’s UNISON6 customers access to the software over the web. GraphOn also recently licensed its software to web-enable FrontRange Solutions’ GoldMine Everywhere Thin Client software, which now offers users the same rich, eCRM solutions outside the office that they get at their desktops.
About GraphOn Corporation
GraphOn’s award-winning Bridges software allows any display device to run any application over any type of connection, including low bandwidth, dial-up and wireless. GraphOn’s products instantly web-enable any type of application, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX applications without any software modification. GraphOn’s Bridges software provides organizations of all types complete freedom of choice today and in the future–freedom in the choice of applications, operating systems, and connectivity framework, while achieving high performance and lower cost. GraphOn, which markets its solutions through OEM licenses to independent software vendors (ISVs), application service providers (ASPs), and system integrators, is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker GOJO (Nasdaq:GOJO). For more information, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.graphon.com.
About Aptix Corporation
Aptix Corporation’s products are used to verify system and system-on-chip (SOC) designs prior to integrated circuit (IC) and board tape-out and fabrication. Aptix’ products utilize the block-based verification methodology, which provides a mechanism to map and verify individual design blocks incrementally and in parallel with the design creation process. This methodology shortens the net prototype creation time of achieving real-world operation of the prototype to the few days required to map and verify the last RTL block designed. Debugging designs becomes simple because the mapping process is both under the user’s interactive control and follows the natural hierarchy of the design. This also makes tracing design problems back to the source netlist an intuitive process.
The company is privately held and is headquartered at 2880 North First Street, San Jose, California 95134. Telephone (408) 428-6200, Fax (408) 944-0646. Visit Aptix on the web at http://www.aptix.com and experience the IP Test Drive at http://www.eSoCverify.com.