PixArt Imaging Selects Silicon Canvas Laker L3
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PixArt Imaging Selects Silicon Canvas Laker L3

Leading Image Sensor Company Standardizes on Laker for Custom IC Design

San Jose, Calif., June 28, 2007 - Silicon Canvas, Inc. the technology leader in custom layout solutions, today announced that PixArt Imaging Inc. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 3227), the leading global provider of CMOS image sensor SoCs (System-On-a-Chip) and related application semiconductors, has selected Laker L3 as the standard full custom layout tool for its image sensor IC designs, and image-processing algorithm IC designs.

The selection of Laker represents an important milestone in PixArt's on-going efforts to improve overall design productivity. "We are continuously exploring innovative approaches to improve our custom layout productivity and to accelerate our time-to-market schedules" said Ian Wang, Dept. Deputy Manager of the Design Support Department at PixArt. "Laker can handle large designs much more efficiently than any other tool due to its super fast database engine and hierarchy net tracing capabilities. These features save us time and offer the capability to layout complete complex SoC chips," he added. "With its unique combination of performance, accuracy, capability and ease of use, Laker allows us to compete even more effectively against other leading manufacturers in this market segment."

Laker L3 is the next generation full-custom layout solution. Already proven at over 250 customers worldwide, Laker provides the total solution for full-custom layout projects by being able to produce handcrafted layout quality in half the time of other layout editors. "We are very pleased to be able to help PixArt improve their layout productivity and reduce their time-to-market" said Johnson Teng, Executive Vice President of Silicon Canvas. "We look forward to a long term business relationship with PixArt. As always, we commit to supporting our customers diligently and delivering advanced features to help them compete and win in their respective markets."

About PixArt Imaging Inc.: Founded in July 1998, PixArt Imaging Inc. specializes in the design, research and production of CMOS image sensors. PixArt has extensive experience in analog, image sensor and image processing IC design, and is one of the leading global providers of CMOS image sensors. PixArt has two main product lines:

1. PC Applications, including Standard Raw Data Image Sensors, ranging from the 20K pixel PAS109 QQVGA up to the 3M pixel PAS5311 QXGA, USB CIF/VGA PC Camera SoC, and Optical Mouse chips, including a new Laser mouse solution.

2. Handheld Applications, including Image DSP IC solutions for mobile camera applications and Intelligent Sensor SoC Solutions, application range from embedded twin turbo 8051 MCUs PAC107 sensor to new Motion-Tracking sensor.

These two product lines accounted for over $120M US dollars of revenue in 2006, making PixArt the largest CMOS sensor design company in Taiwan. Please visit the PixArt web site at www.Pixart.com.tw, for more information.

About Silicon Canvas Inc.: Silicon Canvas is the technology leader in providing full custom layout solutions. The company is the developer of Laker, a suite of state-of-the-art, high performance custom layout tools with a focus on nanometer designs ranging from analog, mixed signal, large complex IC, ASIC, and SoC ICs to automated test chip designs. Silicon Canvas' custom layout solutions provide more automation and higher performance capabilities for any design project requiring the use of a more effective full custom layout solution. Customer applications include processors, computing systems, networking, telecommunication and graphics.

Silicon Canvas, Inc. is located in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.sicanvas.com, send an email to Email Contact or call us at 408-321-0888. Silicon Canvas and Laker are registered trademarks of Silicon Canvas, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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