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The first release was in June of last year.  We just released version 2.0.  The SnapShot feature is in alpha now.  We are working with an early adopter who has signed on to use the SnapShot capability.  We are in the process of instrumenting a chip for them.

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Intel Selects Synopsys As Its Primary EDA Supplier
Synopsys announced that it was selected as Intel Corporation's primary EDA supplier. The two companies signed a multi-year, expanded commercial and technology agreement under which they will closely collaborate on advanced design flows that combine Synopsys' breadth of EDA solutions with Intel's technology strengths and design expertise. The agreement expands a long-term relationship between the two companies.

Virage Logic Enters into Agreement to Acquire Ingot Systems Virage Logic Corporation announced the entrance into an agreement to acquire privately held Ingot Systems, Inc., a leading provider of critical functional IP and design services to the semiconductor industry. The planned acquisition will expand Virage Logic's ability to serve the company's chosen market by adding new products and services required in the rapid development of System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits to Virage Logic's current family of memory compilers, logic libraries and related development tools. The proposed acquisition is an all-cash transaction and is expected to be accretive (non-GAAP) beginning in early fiscal year 2008. The transaction is expected to close by August 15, 2007.

Nanno SOLUTIONS Appoints Test Expert as CEO, Kejing Song Joins Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Company  Nanno SOLUTIONS announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Kejing Song as President and CEO. Mr. Song is a successful investor, who is also an expert in silicon testing.  Mr. Song graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Computer Science. During his more than 19 years of semiconductor industry experience, he has worked at Cypress, Zycad, Lattice, and Sandisk, and has been involved in IC testing.

GUC Adds Apache's RedHawk to their 65nm Signoff Flow  Apache Design Solutions announced that Global Unichip Corp.,a leading SoC design foundry, has added RedHawk power integrity solution as part of their signoff requirements for all designs at 65nm and below. Over the past two years, RedHawk helped GUC perform dynamic IR prevention prior to tape-out, which resulted in very few yield losses due to IR drop.

Xilinx CEO Announces Retirement Xilinx announced that Willem P. Roelandts, 62, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board intends to retire from the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer. A committee of the Company's Board of Directors has been formed to begin an immediate search for a successor, evaluating both external and internal candidates. Roelandts will remain Chief Executive Officer until a successor is named. Upon retirement, Roelandts will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.  At the helm of Xilinx since 1996, Roelandts led the company through an intense period of change within the semiconductor industry, growing Xilinx sales from $560 million to over $1.8 billion.

Microchip Technology Launches Semiconductor Wiki ( Microchip Technology Inc., a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced ICwiki ( Web site that enables engineers, students and professors working with microelectronics to collaborate and share information related to semiconductor products, applications and best practices. Using Wiki technology, participants can change content on the site and participate in Web logging (or "blogging"), voting and messaging. ICwiki is available in several different languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Russian.

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