Intercept Technology Inc. Announces Signal Integrity Solution through Strategic Partnership with SiS


Intercept Technology Inc.® Announces Signal Integrity Solution through Strategic Partnership with SiSoft™

ATLANTA – July 9, 2007 – Intercept Technology, Inc., a leader in advanced PCB/Hybrid/RF electrical engineering applications, and SiSoft, a leading provider of integrated signal integrity and timing solutions for high-speed digital system design, today announced that they have entered into a partnership to integrate Intercept Technology's printed circuit board (PCB) layout software, Pantheon, with SiSoft’s Quantum-SI™ product family, which allows users to rapidly determine interface operating margins and achieve High-Speed Timing ClosureTM. The integration of Pantheon and Quantum-SI provides a powerful tool set for advanced signal integrity analysis coupled with Pantheon’s high performance printed circuit board layout, ultimately boosting design integrity and time to market for all high-speed designs.

“We are pleased to work with SiSoft to offer this powerful high-speed solution to our users,” said Dave Hoyt, National Sales Manager for Intercept. “We have several customers currently evaluating this new user flow, and it has been met with great enthusiasm thus far. Through our partnership, Intercept and SiSoft raise the bar for the growing needs of the EDA industry.”

“We think Intercept and SiSoft are a natural combination for high-speed design”, said Todd Westerhoff, SiSoft’s Vice President of Software Products. “Intercept’s customers are already pushing past the boundaries of what can be accomplished with conventional CAD tools, and this partnership extends those boundaries even farther. The combination of Pantheon and Quantum-SI will make effective high-speed design accessible to a broad range of users.”

Intercept’s PCB/Hybrid/RF layout application, Pantheon, is available to customers on Sun Solaris, Linux, and Windows platforms, with U.S. pricing starting at $15,000 USD. For more information on Intercept products, visit Intercept’s web site at, contact Intercept by phone at 404.352.0111, or email SiSoft’s Quantum-SI is available in multiple configurations, with some starting under $15,000 USD. For more information on SiSoft products, visit, contact SiSoft by phone at 978-461-0449, or email

Intercept Technology Background

Intercept Technology Inc. is a privately held electronic systems design and software development corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its flagship layout product, Pantheon, was initially introduced in the mid-'90s and quickly made Intercept a market leader in its ability to facilitate the completion of RF, Hybrid, MCM, Analog, Digital, and Mixed-Signal designs within a single application. Today, Intercept offers a complete design flow with Mozaix schematic capture, Indx library management, and a suite of third-party database translators and interfaces to provide a streamlined migration path from other vendors' environments. As an engineering company that is technology-driven and customer-oriented, Intercept strives to offer advanced design applications with the flexibility users need. To that end, all Intercept applications are ASCII-based and run native on all computing platforms, while customer software requests are incorporated in a rapid release cycle, providing users the benefit of leading-edge technology in real time.

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SiSoft Background

SiSoft™ is the leading provider of integrated signal integrity and timing solutions for high-speed digital system design. SiSoft’s Quantum-SI™ products allow users to rapidly determine interface operating margins and achieve High-Speed Timing ClosureTM, providing unprecedented accuracy in predicting system-level noise and timing margins. Quantum-SI Interface Analysis Kits are pre-configured analysis setups for popular interface standards that encapsulate both interface architectures and design requirements to accelerate the high-speed design process.

SiSoft’s consultants use Quantum-SI tools to provide advanced high-speed consulting services including model development, I/O characterization, package design/analysis and system-level interconnect analysis -- ensuring that SiSoft’s signal integrity tools remain at the forefront of high-speed design. More information on SiSoft can be found at

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Intercept Technology Inc., Pantheon, and Mozaix are registered trademarks of Intercept Technology Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners. SiSoft, Quantum-SI, Core-to-Core, TransferNet, High-Speed Timing Closure and High-Speed Design Closure are trademarks of Signal Integrity Software, Inc.