In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd (iCD) was incorporated in 1995 to distribute, educate and support customers of VeriBest Inc and Mentor Graphics Corporation Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, in Australia and New Zealand. The company developed the iCD Design Integrity software that incorporates the Stackup, PDN and CPW Planner. iCD is also a PCB Design Service Bureau and specializes in board level simulation.
In 1994, Barry Olney of In-Circuit Design was contracted by Melbourne based computer manufacturer and distributor, Graphics Computer Systems, to design, in conjunction with Ross Bennett of GCS, the multilayer PCB for a SPARC20 server motherboard that would achieve their commercialization objectives. The design received an Institute of Engineers Australia 'Engineering Excellence Award', and was subsequently licensed to a US company, jointly owned by Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems. Under license the manufactured machine, a US built SparcPlug Station, won the Best Performance category in the 1997 US AIM 'Hot Iron' Awards.
In 1996 In-Circuit Design was awarded the 'Top Business Partner' Worldwide by VeriBest Inc, an Intergraph Company, in the United States for unprecedented sales of EDA software in a new territory. A decade later, In-Circuit Design was again awarded this time by Mentor Graphics, Board Systems Division, for outstanding achievements in marketing:
The iCD Stackup Planner was originally launched on-line in 1996. This was based on the IPC-317 closed loop equations. In 2012, a 2D Boundary Element Method (BEM) Field Solver was integrated into the Stackup Planner to achieve industry leading accuracy. iCD then continued to develop applications with high-speed design features specifically for PCB Designers. These include the iCD PDN Planner and the more recent iCD Coplanar Waveguide Planner software.