Santa Clara, Calif., April 21, 2006 – SolutionSoft Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, today announced the general release of mezipTM 2.0, a specialized file compressor for the MEBES file format.
The MEBES format is the most commonly used format for electron beam lithography and photo-mask production. In 2002, the maximum MEBES data volume for a single layer was about 100 GB, and since then the average size has grown to 200 GB. The sheer size of these MEBES files creates challenges when for data transfer, manipulation and storage. With a growing number of semi-conductor design shops turning to fabless production of their products for cost-effectiveness MEBES files are now constantly being transferred electronically between the design houses their partner foundries and mask shops. A prolonged large file transfer will increase the tape out cycle time and decreases the reliability of transfers because of transmission errors and line drops.
Solution-Soft’s patent-pending mezip compresses files as much as 20 times more than generic compression tools. These significantly increased compression ratios make the tape out process faster and easier by providing faster & more reliable file transfers, reduced network bandwidth usage and significant online and off-line storage savings.
“The latest mezip release achieves compression ratios as much as twice the previous version,” said Paul Wang, CTO at Solution-Soft. “Our install base covers nearly every one of the worlds chip foundries and mask shops. This latest version provides them with the ability to achieve even greater transportability and storability of designs.”
Solution-Soft is the leading provider of Intelligent Data Optimization (IDO) solutions, which address the urgent need for automated management of data in complex networking environments. IDO solutions facilitate automated data selection, movement and redirection that optimize high availability, storage scalability and system performance. The company has developed robust data and information life-cycle management software solutions for corporate data centers and storage system vendors. Solution-Soft boasts more than 1,500 customers, including 3M, AT&T, Boeing, Ford, French Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Merck, TSMC and UMC. Solution-Soft’s market presence is bolstered by partnerships with Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), FalconStor. (Nasdaq:FALC), Fujitsu Siemens, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Netapp (NASDAQ: NTAP), Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) and Sun Microsystems NASDAQ:SUNW).
Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit www.solution-soft.com or call +1.408.346.1415.