Baum Design Systems, a semiconductor power analysis EDA (Electronic Design Automation) solution company, has attracted a series A investment of 5 billion won ($3.9 million).
LB Investment exclusively participated in this investment, and the technology of the Korean startup Baum as an EDA SW company was highly evaluated. EDA refers to software that performs circuit design and error verification through analysis and simulation in semiconductor manufacturing.
In 2017, Baum attracted investment from K Cube Ventures (now Kakao Ventures) and was selected for the TIPS accelerator program by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups. In 2020, Kakao Ventures made a follow-up investment, and L&S Venture Capital also participated as a new investor. Baum’s cumulative investment amount is 8.1 billion won ($6.3 million).
Established in 2013, Baum develops an EDA solution that efficiently analyzes and optimizes power consumed during semiconductor design and supplies it to domestic and foreign fabless and design houses.
Baum performs power analysis by extracting only the necessary power signals. Customers can use Baum’s solution to quickly and accurately analyze power from the early stage of semiconductor design to maximize power efficiency and release chips on time. The core competitiveness of the technology is that it can analyze up to 1,000 times faster while maintaining the same level of accuracy as existing solutions.
Baum’s major customers include Samsung Electronics, LX Semicon, Fado, Furiosa AI, and ASIC Land. The company also supplies solutions to China, with the number of customers increasing yearly.
Baum plans to strengthen its product competitiveness by upgrading existing solutions such as ‘Power Baum and developing power analysis solutions for next-generation memory by attracting investment in Series A. It is also preparing to enter the US market.
Baum’s CEOs, Lee Jun-hwan and Shin Young-soo said, “With this investment attraction, we plan to expand the supply of solutions to domestic and foreign customers. We are already conducting solution evaluations with some US customers; we plan to enter the US market in earnest.”
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