AATech Adopts Simucad's Unlimited Gateway and SmartSpice Licenses to Increase Design Productivity

Santa Clara, CA and Hsinchu, Taiwan - Monday, September 7th, 2009 Advanced Analog Technology, Inc. (AAT) (TSE : 3438), a leading Analog / Mixed-Signal design house based in Taiwan, has adopted Simucad’s Company Worldwide Unlimited License for Gateway, SmartSpice, and Verilog-A.

Under cost constraints, analog design companies often face the adversity of not having enough simulator licenses during critical phases of design. The Company Worldwide Unlimited License provides the solution to this problem and assists design houses to increase productivity.

In response to the strong needs of the EDA tools, Simucad Design Automation, a leading supplier of EDA software, has been selling the Company Worldwide Unlimited License since 2007.

SmartSpice delivers the highest performance and accuracy required to design complex high precision analog circuits, analog mixed-signal circuits, analyze critical nets, and characterize cell libraries. SmartSpice is compatible with popular analog design flows and foundry-supplied device models.

Gateway schematic editor provides an intuitive front end environment for capturing designs and performing simulations in both analog, mixed signal and digital domains.

The Verilog-A language, compiled or interpreted, when combined with SmartSpice provides circuit designers and model developers with an easy-to-use, comprehensive environment for the design and verification of complex analog and mixed-signal circuits and models.

The integrated environment of Gateway, SmartSpice and Verilog-A in Simucad’s PDK driven design flow provides high productivity at an affordable price.

“We now have a good handle of our EDA software budget, while having adequate and effective access to critical design tools”, said Eric Huang, Vice President of AAT. “We can now focus on investments in talents and other productivity-generating activities without worrying about further expenses on EDA tools”.

"I'm delighted that AAT has joined the growing family of companies that are adopting our worldwide unlimited licenses," said Dr. Ivan Pesic, President and CEO of Simucad. "This Simucad license will help AAT to grow rapidly and we are happy to be a part of it."

About Simucad Design Automation
Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CAD software tools used for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. Founded in 2004 as a spin-off from Silvaco International, the company delivers products for circuit simulation, custom IC layout and verification, interconnect modeling, digital simulation, and IP characterization. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms.

Simucad has a worldwide presence inherited from Silvaco's twenty years of business and is preparing for an IPO.

Contact:
Dr. Ivan Pesic
(408) 567-1000
www.simucad.com

About AAT
Established in 1999, Advanced Analog Technology Incorporated (AAT) is one of the leading IC design companies in Taiwan.

With many years of successful analog design and product experience, AAT has become a major analog IC design company in Taiwan. AAT specializes in power management ICs and provides custom designed products in response to customers’ needs. The company’s products are categorized into DC-DC PWM IC, DC-AC PWM IC, Battery Protector & Management IC, Switching Power Supervisor IC, Buffer IC, and others. AAT has built its reputation on providing quality products and guaranteed after services to customers.

Vice President/Spokesperson
Eric Huang
Tel 02-89132268
Fax 02-89132269
Email erichuang@aatech.com.tw