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QUICKTURN, SIMQUEST SIGN JOINT MARKETING/RESELLER AGREEMENT

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Quickturn Systems Inc. today announced it has signed a joint marketing and reseller agreement with SimQuest Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Under terms of the agreement, SimQuest will provide, exclusively to Quickturn Systems, a library development software application called Advanced Library Tool(TM) (ALT_QT). The product is used in IC and system emulation. ALT_QT saves considerable manual development effort and shortens the time-to-emulation for engineers using transistor level libraries for their ICs. As part of the agreement, SimQuest will act as a consultant to Quickturn's customers in the use of the tool and in developing libraries on a turnkey basis.
 ALT_QT uses synthesis technology to automatically generate gate- level cell libraries needed for emulation of ICs. It accepts, as input, SPICE netlists or Verilog(R) designs described at the transistor, gate or behavioral level, including user-defined primitives (UDPs). Verilog is used to exhaustively verify the model created. Until now, the translation of transistor-level netlists and cell libraries was a tedious task that acted as a barrier to the application of emulation to these kinds of designs.
 According to Ralph Zak, Quickturn Systems vice president of marketing, "SimQuest and Quickturn are cooperating on both technical and marketing fronts to help customers get from Verilog source or SPICE netlists to gate-level functional models in the shortest possible time. Agreements of this type fit perfectly into our company philosophy of making customers successful by providing them with superior tools and services that enable them to bring proven products to market quickly."
 Sanjay Patel, SimQuest vice president of marketing, added, "We have already worked with Quickturn in developing libraries for Hewlett- Packard. Using Hewlett-Packard's proprietary SPICE netlists and ALT_QT, we were able to quickly generate Quickturn functional libraries, a success for all three companies. We anticipate a continuing strong business relationship with Quickturn Systems that will be mutually beneficial."
 ALT_QT is now available and priced at $75,000. The price includes one license of ALT_QT, Quickturn's Library Development Kit with access to all Quickturn functional primitives and two weeks of consulting. A Verilog license is not included.
 SimQuest Corp., based in Santa Clara, Calif. was founded in 1990. The company's charter is to provide CAE solutions by providing products and services in the areas of library development and application- specific tools. SimQuest introduced the industry's first fully automatic cell library development tool in January 1992. SimQuest is headquartered at 3235 Kifer Rd., Suite 300, Santa Clara, CA 9505l, telephone, 408-739-7582.
 Quickturn Systems, Inc. is the pioneer of computer-aided prototyping and developer of the first reprogrammable IC and ASIC emulation system. Quickturn's emulation systems enable design verification for systems using ASICs or full-custom chips, thereby reducing project risk, lowering development costs and shortening time to market.
 The company is headquartered nd Europe; sales in Japan are handled through a local distributor.
 NOTE: All company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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 /CONTACT: Nanette Sisk of Quickturn, 415-967-3300; or Marion Kenefick, public relations counsel for Quickturn, 408-354-1183; or Sanjay Patel of SimQuest, 408-739-7582/


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