Company Overview

Real Intent is the leading provider of EDA software to accelerate Early Functional Verification and Advanced Sign-off of digital designs. It provides comprehensive clock-domain crossing verification, capsule advanced RTL analysis and sign-off solutions to eliminate complex failure modes of SoCs. The Verix, Meridian, and Ascent product families lead the market in performance, capacity, accuracy and completeness.



Real Intent was founded in 1999. The initial focus of the company was formal verification products (assertion based verification). Although formal technology is still used in our products, in 2009 the company took a Best-in-Class Solution direction that has led to our current product offerings in CDC, lint, design constraint verification and X-verification.

The company is financially very stable. Bookings and revenues more than doubled in the fiscal year 2012. The company is funded by Andy Bechtolsheim, founder of Sun Microsystems as well as many other successful semiconductor companies. He was an investor in EDA companies including Magma DA and Apache, and an initial investor in Google. Mr. Bechtolsheim is chairman of Real Intent’s board of directors.



We have more than 40 major semiconductor companies using our products on a worldwide basis, including some of the largest companies developing ICs for mobile, networking, telecommunication and display graphics, among other applications.

We place high priority on customer support and have excellent customer references.

The technology drivers for our company’s growth and success include:

  • ability to provide sign-off quality products that are accurate and complete in coverage,
  • significantly better performance and capacity,
  • ability to run designs exceeding 500M gates with 5-20x higher performance over similar products,
  • concise, lower noise reports that enable efficient debug of designs,
  • advanced, differentiated technology such as X-safe verification.

Real Intent has sales offices in the USA and Japan, and distributors in Europe, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan.


Real Intent offers three product families – Ascent for early functional verification before simulation or synthesis, Meridian for advanced sign-off verification not possible with simulation or static timing analysis, and Verix for true multimode sign-off verification unlike anything else in the market. For more information, see our Product Overview Page

Real Intent, and the Real Intent logo are registered trademarks of Real Intent, Inc.