Plunify was started in 2009 by two passionate engineers with the sole purpose of optimizing chip design performance, starting with FPGA applications. With the ever-increasing complexities of FPGA devices and design flows, cheap compute power can be intelligently harnessed to optimize designs and accelerate product time-to-market.
Seed-funded via federal grants and subsequently venture capital, Plunify’s first product was the EDAxtend platform, a cloud platform specifically designed to let engineers offload complex chip design builds. EDAxtend is currently deployed in both public and private clouds.
One consequence of cloud computing is that data can be generated cheaply. Years of R&D are significantly reduced by leveraging thousands of compute nodes running in parallel. Armed with data, Plunify created new products for FPGA design, with the InTime design optimizer being an example. InTime is an expert software that optimizes FPGA design performance (timing, area and to a lesser extent, power). Running on top of major FPGA tools, InTime delivers better results and enables higher productivity. It is the first commercial application of Machine Learning that enables chip design companies to significantly accelerate product Time-To-Market and reduce development costs.
Currently Plunify has operations in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Japan and counts Fortune Global 500 companies as clients.