Mark G. O’Brien, Semantic Designs, Inc.
Semantic Designs adds SystemC and System Verilog to Thicket™ Source Code Obfuscator family
For immediate release in conjunction with the Design Automation Conference: June 13, 2005
"On Must See List for the DAC Show,” says Industry analyst John Cooley of Deepchip.com
AUSTIN, Texas and Anaheim, California—Semantic Designs, Inc., makers of Thicket™ the platform leader in Software Source Code scrambling, today announced SystemC and System Verilog availability - two leading-edge design languages for protecting Intellectual Property in the semiconductor and systems industries. Demonstrations can be viewed at the company’s trade show booth #501 at the Design Automation Conference this week in Anaheim, California - one the Semiconductor Industry’s largest venues."
Obfuscation scrambles source code files and renames variables in novel and madly confusing ways without altering the functionality of the file. But not all forms of obfuscation are equally effective. Thicket™ formats files, substitutes nonsense names, strips comments, and removes most source code structure for popular computing and web-based languages.
Unlike other techniques, Thicket solutions ensure that both the original and obfuscated syntax structures are semantically identical, and will not alter any synthesis, compilation or execution procedure environments. A customer’s engineers have complete control of names that must be preserved, such as to Public API’s for maximum protection, only chosen variables and files are preserved. Thicket solutions come preconfigured with reserved name lists for typical design libraries, such as SystemC. Lastly, multiple Thicket language solutions can be combined to protect a complete hardware and software system design.
Thicket is equally effective from either a command line or Graphical User Interface, and works on Windows as well as WINE emulation for Linux. Annual Client pricing includes the latest library reserved name lists exceptions and starts at only $1,300 each, for the design languages. Bundles for the four design languages are available for a limited time at a discount. Thicket is also actively under OEM consideration by several vendors who want to provide On-The-Fly IP protection for the work their customers produce.
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