Monterey Design Systems provides electronic design automation software that enables integrated circuit designers to take their circuits from completed logic design to manufacturing ready output. Built to handle the most demanding semiconductor process requirements, the company's products - IC Wizard™ hierarchical design planner, Sonar™ physical prototyper, and Dolphin® physical implementation system - combine to provide the most streamlined physical design flow on the market. Monterey Design Systems provides the most advanced integrated circuit design flow available on the market. Monterey software includes substantial innovations in silicon virtual prototyping technology that enable designers to produce better chips (smaller, faster, less power-hungry) in less time than competing flows. These innovations include a revolutionary new automatic block placement algorithm and the industry's only physical-synthesis-based prototyping system, underpinned by an infrastructure optimized to handle complex hierarchical designs.