was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science
(SICS), in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004, the headquarters was moved to San Jose, California, USA. The Stockholm site remains the company's R&D center. The company's main product is Simics
software, used by teams of software developers
computer systems. This facilitates the development, testing, and debugging of embedded software
that runs devices such as high-end servers, network hardware, aerospace/military vehicles, and automobiles. Virtutech markets products that allow embedded software developers to create virtual models of hardware using an ordinary desktop computer, run specified sets of tests, and walk the programs through each step of execution, both forwards and backwards. See the Simics
Wikipedia article for more on the product.
In 2001, AMD
and Virtutech began working collaboratively on simulation for AMD's Hammer chips. In July 2005, IBM
selected Virtutech Simics for development of its POWER6
platform. In 2007, Virtutech and Freescale
announced a collaboration program around multicore processors. Virtutech thus appears to have a customer base that is partly in the embedded software world, and partly in the general computing and server world. Read more...