Breker Verification Systems Closes Calendar Year 2011 With 150% Growth

February 08, 2012 — Breker Verification Systems

Breker Verification Systems, The SoC Verification Company, today announced that it closed calendar year 2011 with year-over-year growth of more than 150%, confirming its position as the first () company to solve the functional verification challenges of complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs containing embedded processors.

Additionally, Breker recently relocated its corporate headquarters from Austin, Texas, to Fremont, Calif., and added noted EDA entrepreneur and verification expert Michel Courtoy to its board of directors. TrekSoC™, the first commercially available software that automates the generation of self-verifying test cases for multi-threaded SoC devices, is in production use at leading semiconductor companies in the U.S., Europe, and India. The latest version of TrekSoC will begin shipping in late February. More details will be available then.

"2011 was a momentous year for Breker," remarks Adnan Hamid, Breker Verification Systems' co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO). "We made some strategic changes to position for rapid growth and firmly establish ourselves as The SoC Verification Company. From all calculations, these moves are paying off handsomely." For example, Breker saw year-over-year sales growth of 150% and tripled the number of licenses in active use.

Since its founding in 2003, Breker Verifications Systems' mission has been to improve upon existing verification technologies, especially as more and more chips become SoCs with embedded processors. Effective verification of such designs requires high-quality, self-verifying test cases running on the processors. These test cases must exercise a wide range of functional scenarios to ensure that the SoC can support the necessary concurrency, system-level and software functionality while meeting performance requirements. TrekSoC can generate these test cases automatically.

"It's rare to work with entrepreneurs with a focused and clear idea of where the company's going and how it's going to get there," says Board Member Michel Courtoy. "Breker has a long-term strategic vision that's both impressive and sound, and a team that can implement the vision."


About Board Member Michel Courtoy


Courtoy began his career at Intel in design engineering and software engineering. He managed product marketing for layout verification software at Design Systems. As vice president of marketing for Silicon Perspective, Courtoy created the market for silicon virtual prototyping and was a key player in its acquisition by Cadence in 2001. He served as a vice president at Cadence before becoming the CEO at Certess, leading Certess through sales growth to a successful exit by acquisition. Courtoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego; and an MBA from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.


About Breker Verification Systems


Breker Verification Systems is an Electronic (EDA) software company that provides innovative solutions to solve the challenge of complex system-on-chip (SoC) functional verification. Its TrekSoC™ software and unique SoC scenario-modeling™ approach are used in production at leading semiconductor companies in the U.S., Europe and India. Founded in 2003, it is privately held and funded, and based in Silicon Valley, Calif. Breker Verification Systems corporate headquarters are located at 304 Anza St., Fremont, Calif. 94539. Telephone: (512) 415-1199. Email: Website:



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