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Goepel Electronics, Ltd
9700 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX, 78759

Press release date: November 6, 2012

Anaheim, CA, - GOEPEL electronic announces joint developments with SiliconAid Solutions in the area of chip level debug in board and system environments. The goal of the cooperation is the integration of the chip centric SiliconAid Debugger called JTD into GOEPEL electronic's SYSTEM CASCON(TM) platform based on a two-step approach.

GOEPEL electronic offers a variety of test and inspection solutions for the electronics industry, specializing in JTAG based Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) systems, and in-line 3-D Automated X-ray Inspection (AXI) systems. At ITC 2012, the company is demonstrating Embedded System Access applications utilizing its SYSTEM CASCON(TM) platform.

SiliconAid is a specialist for JTAG based chip-level debug tools and was looking for a partnership with an industry leader in board test in order to bring its chip-focused debug tools to the board test community as well as allowing chip designers to debug their chip designs in board and system environments.

About the two-step Approach:
GOEPEL electronic and SiliconAid decided to join forces to develop new capabilities that will benefit its respective customers throughout the entire product life cycle.

The first step is the ability to use GOEPEL electronic JTAG/Boundary Scan controller hardware, such as PicoTAP, SCANBOOSTER(TM), or SCANFLEX® hardware, directly with SiliconAid's JTD software. This first level of cooperation was demonstrated at GOEPEL electronic's booth #304 during this year's ITC.

The second, longer term, step will address the integration of JTD software within the SYSTEM CASCON(TM) platform. This will allow users to use the JTD software to focus on chip-level debug tasks, while the SYSTEM CASCON(TM) software manages the remaining board and system circuitry to provide test access to the chip under test.

"We are excited about the prospect of offering our customers the ability to use SiliconAid's chip-level debug tools in conjunction with our board and system focused JTAG/Boundary Scan test and in-system programming solutions," comments Heiko Ehrenberg, Managing Director of North American Operations at GOEPEL Electronics LLC. "This fits in perfectly with our strategy of utilizing embedded system access technologies for test, debug, and programming applications throughout the entire product life cycle."

"SiliconAid is excited to be collaborating with GOEPEL electronic to extend our chip level JTAG expertise for those Customer's products that have progressed through the product development cycle to board level implementations," says Jim Johnson, President of SiliconAid Solutions. "This combination of technologies will allow customers to leverage chip level patterns and advanced chip level focused debug at the board level and correlate both environments. The cooperation between Goepel and SiliconAid will greatly enhance our Customer's time and quality to market."

About GOEPEL electronic:
GOEPEL electronic is a worldwide leading vendor of innovative electronic and optical test and inspection systems, being the market leader for professional JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions for Embedded System Access (ESA). A network of branch offices, distributors and service partners ensures the global availability of the products as well as the support of the more than 7,500 system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena, Germany, GOEPEL electronic employs currently about 200 employees and generated a revenue of 26 Million Euro in 2011 (ca. $35 Mio). GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronic's products won several awards in recent years and are used by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and avionics, industrial controls, medical technology, and other industries. More at

About SiliconAid Solutions
SiliconAid Solutions, Inc. is recognized as a leading provider of Design for Test Consulting and for world class chip focused JTAG software solutions to validate, verify, and utilize IEEE JTAG related industry standards. SiliconAid has corporate headquarters located in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2001. The Consulting Product Group has been recognized for comprehensive support of all standard EDA DFT solutions. The exhaustive chip level validation, verification, and debug of IEEE JTAG compliant implementations is based on over 20 years of testing and thousands of designs from multiple satisfied worldwide semiconductor companies. Further information about the company and its products can be found on the internet at

Press Contact:
GOEPEL electronic GmbH
Stefan Meissner
Goeschwitzer Str. 58-60/66
D-07745 Jena
Tel: +49-3641-6896-739
Fax: +49-3641-6896-944

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