AWR and CST Cooperate to Integrate 3D EM Software into Microwave Office Design Suite; Technology-Leading CST MICROWAVE STUDIO Will Now Be Available to AWR's Rapidly Expanding Base of High-Frequency Design Customers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 5, 2006— Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR(R)), a leading provider of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, today announced that AWR and Computer Simulation Technology (CST), Darmstadt, Germany, are cooperating to integrate CST MICROWAVE STUDIO(R) 2006, the technology-leading three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) technology, with AWR's Microwave Office(R) circuit design software suite. The cooperation is part of AWR's ongoing open systems strategy and leadership position in providing best-in-class EM tools for radio-frequency (RF) and microwave design.

"CST's innovative technology is used by market leaders worldwide and will be a valuable option for designers using our Microwave Office software," said James Spoto, AWR president and CEO. "Through the interface, our customers now have access to a specialist tool for the fast and accurate 3D EM simulation to solve high frequency design issues."

"Customer demand for such an interface has increased significantly over the last couple of months," said Dr. Martin Timm, product marketing manager of CST. "The integrated solution will help our joint customers create better designs faster. We are pleased that we will be able to provide a solution in a relatively short period of time thanks to both tools' open architecture."

Pricing and Availability

The AWR/CST interface will be available without additional charge for all customers using CST MICROWAVE STUDIO(R) 2006B and Microwave Office 2006 software. The interface will be demonstrated at the MTT-S show in San Francisco at AWR booth 1629. Production release of the interface is expected to be in Q3 2006.

About the AWR EM Socket(TM) Interface

As part of its ongoing commitment to the open standards strategy and to providing customers with greater flexibility and choice in their design methodology, AWR has created the EM Socket open standard interface. EM Socket technology enables users to access a broad variety of EM tools from leading vendors without leaving the Microwave Office design environment. The EM Socket interface provides unprecedented interoperability and ease of use, saving design time and increasing accuracy.

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. In September 2005, AWR acquired APLAC Solutions, 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 the company's products, please visit or call 310-726-3000.

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

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