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Mitsubishi Electric Selects Antrim Design Systems' Automated Design Environment for Analog and Mixed-Signal Reuse; Technical Partnership Includes Analog IP Development.

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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2000

Antrim Design Systems, Inc., the mixed-signal company, today announced that Mitsubishi Electric has incorporated Antrim's mixed-signal design tools into its system LSI circuit design flow. In addition, Mitsubishi will work closely with Antrim to develop analog intellectual property (IP).

Anticipating the increasing demand for mixed-signal LSI design, Mitsubishi chose Antrim A/MS, Antrim ACT and Antrim MSS mixed-signal design tools to augment their existing capabilities. Mitsubishi expects the new tool flow to improve design quality and productivity.

Antrim also developed an A/D converter for Mitsubishi and confirmed the actual behavior on chip. Under terms of the agreement, Antrim will also retarget an A/D converter to a different process utilizing its automated flow.

"System LSI has seen increasing analog technology, such as PLLs, A/D converters, op-amps, and filters, and the industry needs new tools to address these mixed-signal designs," said Dr. T. Miki, group manager of Analog Technology, System Integration Project System LSI Division of Mitsubishi Electric. "We confirmed Antrim's high-level technology and high-speed IP development. Now we will introduce Antrim's high-quality automated mixed signal design tools and expect improvements in analog circuit design productivity and quality."

"We are honored that Mitsubishi has selected Antrim for both their design environment and IP development," said Roy McGuffin, president of Antrim Design Systems. "Until now, automated mixed-signal design and reuse has been virtually nonexistent. With the success of partners such as Mitsubishi, Antrim continues to deliver the industry's only comprehensive mixed-signal solution. We look forward to a long and mutually productive relationship with Mitsubishi."

About Antrim

Antrim Design Systems, Inc. has delivered the world's first complete mixed-signal synthesis system incorporating design software, intellectual property and expert design services. Targeting the communications, multimedia and consumer electronics markets, Antrim leverages the knowledge of mixed-signal designers in a system that maximizes optimization, reuse and retargetability. Based in Scotts Valley, Calif., the company is privately held.

Headquarters: 5550 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 300, Scotts Valley, California 95066. Telephone: 1-831/430-1900. On the web at http://www.antrim.com.
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