Nassda announces HSIM integration with Mentor Graphics ADVance MS Mixed-Signal simulator (Nassda)

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Santa Clara, California - February 17, 2004 - Nassda Corp. (Nasdaq: NSDA) today announced it will integrate its HSIM hierarchical circuit simulator with Mentor's multi-language ADVance MS (ADMS) mixed-signal simulation platform for the enhanced verification of complex mixed-signal system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The two companies will cooperate in delivering the jointly developed solution, with Mentor distributing ADMS and Nassda distributing HSIM.

"By collaborating with Mentor, we believe we will better meet the needs of our shared customers who work with complex mixed-signal designs," stated Sang Wang, CEO of Nassda. "Through an ADMS integration, design teams will have access to Nassda's high-capacity circuit simulation capabilities within Mentor's market-leading multi-language simulation platform for their complex mixed-signal SoC designs."

"By working with Nassda, we intend to add its market-leading hierarchical fast-spice simulation to our comprehensive mixed-signal verification environment," stated Jue-Hsien Chern, Vice President and General Manager, Deep Submicron Division at Mentor Graphics. "This demonstrates Mentor's commitment to delivering scalable verification solutions for complex mixed-signal SoCs."

About HSIM
HSIM provides detailed circuit-level analysis of timing and power behavior and signal integrity effects. It solves the critical issue of analyzing circuit behavior while taking into account the electrical and parasitic effects of nanometer-scale silicon. It is ideal for demanding analog, memory, mixed-signal and system-on-chip designs.

Integration with Mentor ADMS is expected to be available in the second quarter of calendar 2004 as an option to HSIM.

About Nassda
Nassda Corporation is a leading provider of full-chip circuit verification software for complex nanometer semiconductors. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company develops and markets simulation and analysis solutions for advanced ICs, especially for analog, mixed signal, memory, system-on-chip and high performance digital designs. Nassda's products enable first silicon success, and can improve product quality and production yield for its consumer, communication, computer and memory customers. The company has sales and distribution offices throughout the world. For more information about Nassda, please visit the company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to the performance of certain of Nassda's software in conjunction with certain software from Mentor Graphics and the performance of certain of Mentor Graphics software and involve uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual performance of achievements of such software integration to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. In some cases, you will be able to identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "intend," "believe," "may," "will," "expect," "continue," "can" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward- looking statements are only predictions and the actual events or results may differ materially, particularly with respect to the performance of Nassda's software relative to other verification software, the continued acceptance of Mentor's simulation software and the growth and changing technical requirements of complex mixed-signal system-on-chip designs. Although Nassda believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee the performance or achievements of its software. For additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Nassda, see its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other periodic reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. In addition, neither Nassda nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of these forward-looking statements. Nassda disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

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