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ZYCAD ANNOUNCES BETA SHIPMENTS OF ITS NEW VHDL ACCELERATOR -- PARADIGM ViP -- AND A $2 MILLION ADD-ON SERVICES CONTRACT

 FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Zycad Corp. (NASDAQ: ZCAD) today announced that in late December, as planned, it shipped its new Paradigm ViP product to three beta site customers. Paradigm ViP, a VHDL simulation accelerator, will provide significant simulation performance enhancements for electronic system designers who adopt the emerging standard VHDL language as their simulation methodology. Paradigm ViP is expected to deliver a simulation performance boost from 10 times to 40 times over current VHDL software simulators operating on the fastest workstation platforms, depending on configuration and VHDL design concurrency. Average selling price for the Paradigm ViP product is expected to be $120,000.
 Independent market analysts project that the number of VHDL users will grow to 11,000 by the end of 1994, many of whom could benefit from the significant performance offered by the Paradigm ViP product.
 Additionally, the company reported that it received a $2 million add- on contract for gate-level system simulation services from a large Department of Defense contractor. This award reflects the continuing technology contribution of Zycad to a major Department of Defense development program.
 Phillips W. Smith, president and chief executive officer, stated, "Zycad customers have long awaited the delivery of Paradigm ViP, which is approximately one year behind its original delivery targets due to the inherent complexity of the technology. The product is now installed in three beta sites and volume production shipments are expected in March 1994."
 The company has made substantial R&D investments during 1993 in both the Paradigm ViP and Paradigm XP products and also acquired rapid prototyping and emulation technology through its purchase of InCA in September 1993.
 These recent developments, combined with the revenue shipments of the new Paradigm XP product in the fourth quarter, provide the basis for optimism as Zycad enters 1994. Smith added that the company expects to report an operating profit for its December 1993 fourth quarter. Detailed results are expected later this month.
 NOTE: Zycad Corp. offers a full suite of customer solutions that span the entire spectrum of systems verification design problems, from engineering services to rapid prototyping, from simulation to acceleration -- all from one company. These solutions increase engineering productivity, while decreasing product development cycles. Users gain a competitive advantage in terms of product quality and speed- to-market, which translates to greater profitability. Zycad markets its solutions worldwide through direct and indirect sales channels.
 Zycad Corp. is a registered trademark and Paradigm XP and Paradigm ViP are trademarks of Zycad Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Jo Anne Karns, vice president, marketing, of Zycad Corp., 510-623-4470/
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