Tharas Systems Appoints ChipDev Solutions as Its Distributor In France; Partnership to Meet Growing Demand for Accelerated Functional Verification Solution

MUNICH, Germany—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 7, 2006— Tharas Systems, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, hardware-assisted verification solutions announced today that ChipDev Solutions based in Paris will provide local sales and support to companies that design complex ASICs and systems using the Hammer(R) family of advanced verification solutions.

"We are pleased to appoint ChipDev Solutions as our representative in France," said Rahm Shastry, president and CEO of Tharas Systems. "I am sure that their domain knowledge of the EDA industry as well as the functional verification market, combined with their deep understanding of the customer needs is a key asset to proliferate the Hammer solution in France."

"Increasingly we have been asked by leading-edge customers in France to assist with their functional verification challenge. We find the Hammer family of accelerated verification products offers the best price-performance solution in the market for the high-end chip and system design companies. We look forward to serving the French market with the Tharas solutions," commented Olivier Bolon, General Manager of ChipDev Solutions, SARL.

About Tharas Systems

Tharas Systems develops and markets design verification solutions that lead to a significant shortening of the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems design. The pay off is a demonstrable reduction in time-to-market due to enhanced verification productivity. The newly introduced Hammer(R) S-Class and M-Class product families incorporate a patented, multi-core, custom-processor hardware assisted engine developed by Tharas that works in conjunction with popular Verilog and VHDL-based software simulators from Synopsys (NASDAQ - SNPS), Cadence Design (NYSE- CDN), and Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ - MENT). The Hammer solution delivers fast compile and accelerated performance without sacrificing ease-of-use and debugging capabilities. Customer installations span the networking, computers, communications and graphics industries.

Founded in 1998, Tharas is privately held with corporate headquarters located in Santa Clara, California, and regional sales and support offices in North America and Japan. Tharas products are distributed through channel partners in Europe, India and Korea. For more information, see the company website,

About ChipDev Solutions, SARL

ChipDev Solutions, SARL, based in Paris, brings expertise in front-end and back-end implementation and verification flows for complex ASIC and SoC implementation. Focused on EDA tools distribution and services for the European market, with previous experience supporting Synopsys and Magma, ChipDev's team helps establish sales and technical support in this region. For more information visit or call +33 (0) 1 41 44 20 65.

Hammer(R) is a trademark of Tharas Systems Inc. Tharas acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

Tharas Systems, Inc.
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