AWR's Analog Office EDA Software Suite Delivers First-Pass Silicon Success at Jazz Semiconductor

5.8GHz RFIC Built in Jazz Semiconductor's 0.35 Micron SiGe BiCMOS Designed Entirely Within Analog Office Design Environment

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - November 21, 2005 - Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR®), today announced that the company's Analog Office™ design suite, a software product developed specifically for analog and radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design, has recently been used by a major Japanese electronics manufacturer to successfully design a 5.8GHz RFIC in an advanced silicon germanium (SiGe) bipolar complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) process from Jazz Semiconductor.

The RF receiver is the first complete silicon-based RFIC successfully designed and taped out using the entire Analog Office design flow from schematic capture, through simulation, analysis, layout, extraction and complete design rule check (DRC), and layout versus schematic (LVS) verification. The design commenced in May 2005 and was taped out to Jazz Semiconductor's Newport Beach wafer foundry in August 2005. The resulting silicon, delivered and tested in October 2005, is fully-functional and meets the customer's specifications.

"This first-time-success in a complex RFIC at 5.8GHz validates the use of AWR's streamlined design flow along with Jazz Semiconductor's silicon-accurate RF models for the fast realization of complex RF products," said Marco Racanelli, vice president of engineering at Jazz Semiconductor. "Our customer indicated that the Analog Office RFIC design system, with its unified data model and powerful design environment, enabled its engineers to design the entire chip in one integrated platform and helped them achieve first-pass success in silicon. Jazz is pleased to continue working with AWR in support of our mutual customers in order to enable rapid time-to-market for the introduction of future innovative products."

"We are extremely pleased that the Analog Office product fully met the customer's expectations, streamlined the silicon design process, and helped the company deliver fully-functional silicon in such record time," said James Spoto, AWR president and CEO. "We are looking forward to working with this customer and other mutual Jazz customers on future silicon RFIC designs."

About Analog Office Design Suite
The Analog Office solution is the first complete IC design system in over a decade that is specifically architected and optimized from the ground up for analog and RFIC designs. The software provides the industry's most open, unified design environment, offering full interaction with a comprehensive and powerful set of integrated tools. The toolset spans the entire IC design flow, from system-level to circuit-level design and verification, for complete top-to-bottom and front-to-back analog and RFIC design.

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 global development offices, sales offices, training centers, and distribution channels. AWR recently acquired APLAC, an emerging leader in simulation and analysis software for analog and radio-frequency (RF) design. APLAC's RF design technology has been used in designing over 30 percent of all mobile phone RF integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. AWR today has over 700 customers 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 www.appwave.com or call 310-726-3000.

AWR and the AWR logo are registered trademarks and Analog Office is a trademark of Applied Wave Research, Inc. All other registered marks are the property of their respective holders.


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Ann Shubnell, Marketing Communications
Applied Wave Research, Inc.
1960 East Grand Avenue, Ste. 430, El Segundo, CA 90245
Tel 310-726-3000 - Fax 310-726-3005
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Heidi Vantulden - For Applied Wave Research, Inc.
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