AWR licenses Synopsys HSPICE to reduce RFIC design time (Applied Wave Research Inc.)

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — November 18, 2002 — Applied Wave Research Inc. today announced a technology licensing agreement with Synopsys that enables AWR to integrate Synopsys’ HSPICE® analog and mixed-signal circuit simulation solution into AWR’s high-frequency design environment. This agreement will provide radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) designers with the ability to improve simulation performance and reduce development time in designing large-scale RFICs used in wireless and wireline appliances.

“HSPICE is the golden standard for accurate circuit simulation of analog and mixed-signal IC designs,” said Bijan Kiani, vice president of marketing for the Nanometer Analysis and Test group at Synopsys. “The combination of HSPICE and AWR’s powerful, unified RF flow enables designers to take direct advantage of HSPICE’s silicon-accurate device models and simulation technology.”

“By integrating HSPICE into AWR’s core technology, we can provide our customers with an unparalleled RFIC solution that significantly reduces their time-to-market,” said James Spoto, president and CEO of AWR. “This tightly integrated solution delivers an RFIC design and verification environment that greatly increases designer productivity.”

About the Synopsys/AWR Technology Agreement
The agreement between AWR and Synopsys enables AWR to deliver a more advanced RFIC solution that combines AWR’s design environment with Synopsys’ HSPICE analog simulation technology. AWR provides a front-to-back, high-frequency design solution for full-custom, analog and RFIC design. HSPICE has unmatched accuracy and analysis capabilities and supports a wide range of device models. AWR’s software includes next-generation simulation, layout and electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools for wireless and high-frequency design. AWR expects to deliver a solution based upon the Synopsys HSPICE technology in the first half of 2003.

About Applied Wave Research, Inc.
Applied Wave Research was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California. The company is a supplier of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) products for the design of wireless telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems, and a variety of other electronics-based products. AWR has sales offices, training centers, and distributors worldwide. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.mwoffice.com or call 310-726-3000.

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