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Berkeley Design Automation Promotes Raj Raghuram to VP of Engineering.

Industry Veteran to Lead Distinguished Development Team

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis(TM) technology for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits, today announced the promotion of Dr. Raj Raghuram to the position of vice president of engineering. Dr. Raghuram was an original member of the company's development team and the leader of core simulation engine development. He will now lead the overall team, which has over 150 years of combined experience in circuit simulation and analysis.

Berkeley Design Automation's Analog FastSPICE and RF FastSPICE are the industry's first precision FastSPICE products. The tools deliver full-SPICE accuracy at 5X-10X performance without tuning and are ideal for verifying multi-rate, highly nonlinear GHz CMOS circuits. Combining innovative applied mathematics with advanced numerical optimization techniques, the company developed the underlying Precision Circuit Analysis technology from the bottom up, never compromising accuracy, and verifying it against silicon every step of the way.

"Raj has been a key contributor and leader at BDA since its inception," said Ravi Subramanian, CEO at Berkeley Design Automation. "He has the leadership skills and vision required to lead our development team as they continue to deliver the industry's most innovative analog/RF circuit simulation technology."

Dr. Raghuram received his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He joined Berkeley Design Automation in 2003, where he has been an architect and leader of the core simulation engine development team. Dr. Raghuram was co-founder of Applied Simulation Technology, a circuit analysis software provider spun out of Contec Microelectronics, where Dr. Raghuram served as manager of circuit simulation. Dr. Raghuram's distinguished career includes twelve years as assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at IIT, Kanpur. He is the author of 'Computer Simulation of Electronic Circuits,' a textbook used at universities world-wide.

"Raj is one of the industry's most preeminent authorities in the area of circuit simulation and he is the perfect choice to lead the outstanding team that we have assembled," said Dr. Amit Narayan, company co-founder, member of the company's board of directors and former vice president of engineering. "I look forward to working with Ravi and the BDA board so that we realize the full potential of our unique technology."

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation Inc. is the recognized leader in advanced analog/RF verification. Its Precision Circuit Analysis technology combines the accuracy, performance, and robustness needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Berkeley Design Automation is the recipient of the 2006 Red Herring 100 North America Award, making it the first EDA company to earn such a distinction in 5 years. Founded in 2003, the company is funded by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Matsushita Electric Industrial. For more information, see http://www.berkeley-da.com.
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