TriQuint Deploys AWR EDA Software in Design Centers; Microwave Office and VSS Design Suites To Be Used for Continuous Design Process Improvement in MMIC Products

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Feb. 28, 2005— Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR(R)), a leading provider of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, today announced an agreement with TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:TQNT) to add AWR's Microwave Office(R) and Visual System Simulator(TM) (VSS) software to the company's EDA tool set used in the Hillsboro, Oregon and Nashua, New Hampshire design centers. The design suites will be used as part of TriQuint's ongoing efforts to improve the development of its components, which are used in a wide array of advanced communications applications throughout the world.

TriQuint, a recognized world leader in gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology, offers an unparalleled selection of radio-frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits (ICs) and modules used in mobile phones and base station infrastructure, and GaAs IC foundry services covering frequencies through 80 GHz.

"TriQuint is committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement in our products, in our processes, and in our design tools," said Paul Litzenberg, engineering manager at TriQuint. "AWR's products have proven to be a welcome part of our design approach to delivering cutting-edge products, in a timely fashion, to our customers. The seamless integration of Microwave Office and VSS software in one platform gives us the ability to simulate and lay out our power amplifier designs. We can use traditional microwave techniques, and then co-simulate with actual, complex system signals to look at adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) and error vector magnitude (EVM)."

"TriQuint is one of the premier global providers of RF/microwave components and foundry services, and AWR looks forward to the continuation and expansion of our long-standing relationship," said AWR president and CEO, James Spoto. "We are pleased that the unique and comprehensive AWR Design Environment(TM) with its unified data model architecture meets TriQuint's design challenges and will help improve the design of TriQuint's MMIC products."

About TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:TQNT) is a leading supplier of high-performance components and modules for communications applications. We strive for diversity in our markets, applications, products, technology, and customer base. Our markets include wireless phones, base stations, optical networks, and broadband and microwave with a specific focus on RF, analog, and mixed signal applications.

TriQuint provides customers with standard and custom product solutions as well as foundry services. Products are based on advanced process technologies including gallium arsenide, silicon germanium, surface acoustic wave (SAW), and bulk acoustic wave (BAW). Our customers include major communications companies worldwide. TriQuint has design and manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, production plants in Costa Rica and Mexico, and design centers in Massachusetts and Taiwan. TriQuint also has sales offices in Shanghai, China, Taiwan and South Korea. TriQuint is headquartered at 2300 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and can be reached at 503-615-9000 (fax 503-615-8900). Visit the TriQuint web site at

About Applied Wave Research, Inc.

Applied Wave Research is a leading supplier of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) products for the design of wireless telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems, automotive mobility systems, and a variety of other electronics-based products. AWR is a privately held company and has development offices, sales offices, training centers, and global distribution. AWR launched its first product in 1998 and today has over 500 customer companies worldwide, including virtually every major high-frequency electronic component and system supplier. The company is headquartered at 1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El Segundo, California 90245. For more information about AWR and its products, please visit or call 310-726-3000.

AWR, the AWR logo and Microwave Office are registered trademarks, and Visual System Simulator and the AWR Design Environment are trademarks of Applied Wave Research, Inc. All other registered marks are the property of their respective holders.

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