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Los Altos, California - Dec 17, 2003 - Sandwork Design Inc. today announced that Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (Ichon, Korea) has adopted Sandwork's SPICE Explorer and WaveView Analyzer to debug analog and mixed-signal semiconductor designs in both the Memory and System IC divisions. WaveView Analyzer is a powerful waveform analysis tool for viewing and summarizing data produced by SPICE-level and Verilog simulators.

Hynix is a world-class semiconductor manufacturer and one of the world's largest DRAM producer. "Hynix' focus is on efficiency," said Sandwork Design's president and CEO, Jack Yao. "We're pleased that after evaluating various waveform analysis tools, Hynix found that ours was the most efficient. It enabled the Hynix designers to shorten their design cycles and improve overall full-chip simulation performance."

"WaveView Analyzer was the fastest and most capable tool we could find for interpreting the results of our gigabyte-sized SPICE and Verilog simulations," said Dr. Seong Kwan Hong, CIO and vice president of Hynix Semiconductor. "We were especially impressed with its fast loading speed and versatile analysis functions. It works seamlessly with our existing design and verification flows, and it supports all the waveform formats we use."

About Sandwork Design
Sandwork Design Inc. develops transistor-level debugging and waveform analysis software for complex analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and systems on a chip. Sandwork's netlist debugging and waveform analysis products allow customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance. With headquarters in Los Altos, Calif., Sandwork is privately held and has been profitable since 2001. Further information is available at the company's Web site at www.sandwork.com.

About Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (HSI) of Ichon, Korea, is an industry leader in the development, sales, marketing and distribution of high-quality semiconductors, including DRAM, SRAM, Flash memory and system IC devices. Hynix Semiconductor is the world's leading DRAM supplier with 13 semiconductor-manufacturing facilities worldwide, and production capacity of over 300,000 wafer starts per month. In addition, Hynix is expanding its system IC business unit with leading technology and added deep sub-micron foundry services to strategically broaden its overall semiconductor presence and achieve its goal of leading the global semiconductor market. Hynix maintains worldwide development, manufacturing, sales and marketing facilities.

WaveView Analyzer is a trademark of Sandwork Design Inc. All other company names and products referenced herein are trademarks of their respective holders.

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