Pasadena, California - April 15, 2003 - Tanner EDA, a leading developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software for integrated circuit designers, has announced the formation of its wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary, Tanner Research Japan K. K. (Tanner Japan).
In conjunction with this expansion, the company has announced the availability of multi-language support for its flagship product, L-Edit Pro, including native Japanese-language menus.
With headquarters in Tokyo, Tanner Japan will spearhead sales and technical support of Tanner EDA products throughout the region. These include the company's L-Edit Pro layout and verification tools, as well as its T-Spice Pro design entry and simulation software. Tanner Japan will also manage local corporate marketing and business development efforts.
"The decision to expand our sales and support network in Japan was based on our growing customer base in the market. The demand for Tanner EDA tools is very strong in the area, especially with the increasing pressure to find cost-effective solutions in this recent economic slowdown," said Dr. John Tanner, president and CEO of Tanner Research Inc. "Analog, mixed-signal IC and MEMS design have proven to be areas of steady and continual growth in the region, resulting in a greater need for tools such as L-Edit Pro and T-Spice Pro."
"Japanese companies have a long tradition of building customer relationships based on first-hand personal contact. These close relationships ensure integrity and compatibility," said Dan Hamon, general manager of Tanner EDA. "Tanner Research Japan will allow us to strengthen the direct relationship with Japanese customers and broaden the nature of the support they enjoy. The formation of Tanner Research Japan not only underlines the importance of our Japanese customers, but is also a clear indicator of our commitment to this market and the trust we have in its growth. Our recent introduction of Japanese-language menus in L-Edit Pro is a reflection of this dedication."
Tanner EDA's customers in Japan range from large electronics companies to small and medium-sized companies and universities.
About Tanner EDA
Tanner EDA is a division of Tanner Research Inc., a privately held company with headquarters in Pasadena. Tanner EDA develops layout, verification and simulation electronic design software for analog and mixed-signal IC, MEMS and optical designs on the Windows(R) platform. Tanner products L-Edit Pro(TM) and T-Spice Pro(TM) provide a complete design flow including schematic entry, waveform probing, full-custom layout editing, placement and routing, LVS and DRC verification, netlist extraction and circuit simulation. Founded in 1988, Tanner Research Inc. consists of three major divisions in addition to Tanner EDA. For more information about Tanner EDA, visit www.tannereda.com.