Design software firm Envis announced that it will seek another round of funding in the next year to roll out its first two applications, Chill and Kelvin. The programs will help computer chip makers create and test models that require less power to run.

The Santa Clara, Calif. company also brought new chief executive A.J. Sen on board. He hails from the same post at mSilica, a company that provides power-management chips for lighting systems.

Envis last raised money in 2006, pulling in $6 million in a first round of funding led by Sigma Partners.

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