Sequence Columbus-AMS Chosen by KPIT Cummins for Extraction; Company Sees Indian Market Growth for EDA - Signs New Distributor, D'gipro

NOIDA, India—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 29, 2005— Sequence Design, the accuracy and performance leader in power management and power integrity EDA tools, today announced KPIT Cummins Info Systems, a leading Indian engineering consulting firm, has chosen Columbus-AMS for high-performance RLC extraction. KPIT joins a growing list of Sequence customers in India, and the first signed by new distributor, D'gipro.

"KPIT Cummins is the first Indian customer signed by D'gipro since we named them our exclusive distributor there and marks a major milestone in Sequence's India operations," said Vic Kulkarni, Sequence president and CEO. "KPIT's focus on complex designs gives us a sense of where the future of chip design is going for the Indian design community, and we look forward to working closely with them through our India Center of Excellence."

"KPIT Cummins has been providing leading edge 90nm based design services to its STAR customers" said Praveen Acharya, vice president, VLSI, KPIT Cummins. "It is necessary for our valued clients to get the benefits of our advanced design flow and design quality at the most competitive cost. The adoption of Sequence Columbus-AMS into our design flow has further strengthened our services portfolio for key customers."

Founded in 1987, D'gipro is one of the country's top EDA suppliers for ASIC, FPGA, and system-level design tools. D'gipro is headquartered in India's high-tech hub of Bangalore, with additional offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad. According to managing director S. Ramachandran, Sequence's tools for SoC design hit the "sweet spot" in the burgeoning Indian design community. "We have a tremendous opportunity to provide our customers with just the right kinds of tools to meet the complex challenges facing them today," he said. "Sequence continues to set the technical standards for power management and extraction, and we are delighted to represent them here."

About Columbus-AMS

Columbus-AMS is part of Sequence's ExtractionStage suite, delivering unrivaled speed, accuracy, and capacity for designs below 180 nanometers (nm). Columbus-AMS has been adopted by NEC, Renesas, and Toshiba for their leading-edge designs. ExtractionStage manages the complex process-modeling and electrical-modeling challenges facing designers today.

-- Accurate, device-level RLC extraction with NTX technology increases confidence in tapeouts

-- Proven inductance extraction lets you meet analog specs and avoid post-tapeout surprises

-- Selective parasitic modeling around devices eliminates double counting

-- Compact parasitic netlists give efficient circuit simulation

-- Graphical interface to Cadence Analog Design Environment(TM) controls extraction without leaving Virtuoso(TM)

-- Smart Probing(TM) lets you analyze R, C, and L interactively

-- Supports popular LVS tools to complement your existing flow without tying you to a specific LVS tool

-- Supports a wide variety of analog processes, including IBM 5- through 8-series SiGe and CMOS-RF

-- For more information and data sheet: http://www.sequencedesign.com/2_solutions/rlc_extraction.html

About KPIT Cummins Info Systems Limited

KPIT Cummins' Indian operations include software development centers in Pune, and a VLSI design center in Bangalore. The company has global subsidiaries in the US, UK, UAE, and Japan, and has extended its reach through partnerships in Switzerland, France, Sweden, Australia, Qatar, and Kuwait.

KPIT Cummins is the IT consulting partner of choice for its customers across the globe. With a major presence in IT for manufacturing, advanced technology solutions (automotive, industrial automation, and semiconductor solutions) and BFSI (banking, financial services & insurance) verticals, the company has grown at a pace of 77 percent CAGR over the past three years. Strategic partnerships with two of the largest and most renowned players in their respective areas: Cummins (manufacturing / automotive) and Lehman Brothers (financial services) are a testament to this focused business model. The KPIT Cummins VLSI centre offers a leading edge practice in SoC Design & Verification, Analog & Mixed Signal Design, Physical Implementation services and Chip Validation. The VLSI centre has a list of Blue chip companies in its portfolio and caters to the SoC design needs of about 7 companies out of the world's top 20 Semiconductor companies. The KPIT Cummins' VLSI practice offers high-tech engineering capabilities ranging from systems architecture and design to synthesis and verification, testing and validation. For further information please visit the web site at: www.kpitcummins.com.

About Sequence India

In the past five years, Sequence has invested Rs. 20 Crores (over $4.5 million) in its India-based R&D operations. The company has a growing customer base of multinational semiconductor companies in India, particularly in Bangalore's technology-rich environment, and is in the process of expanding its "Center of Excellence" in Noida's new Logix Techno Park. In addition, the company also launched its "Made in India" initiative in February 2005 and is planning to implement a new educational and advanced research program with leading Indian universities later this year. For more information on Sequence India by e-mail: cpuri@sequencedesign.com, or phone +91-9810313320.

About Sequence

Sequence Design, Inc. enables system-on-chip designers to bring higher-performance and power-aware nanometer integrated circuits quickly to fabrication. Sequence's power- and signal-integrity software give its more than 125 customers the competitive advantage necessary to excel in aggressive technology markets, despite demanding complexity and time-to-market issues of nanometer design.

Sequence has worldwide development and field service operations. The company was recently named by Reed Electronics as one of the top 10 companies to watch in the electronics industry. Sequence is privately held. Sequence is a member of the ARM/Artisan Connected Community(TM), Cadence Design Systems' Connections(TM), Mentor Graphics' Open Door(TM), and Virage Logic VIP(TM) partnership programs. Additional information is available at sequencedesign.com.

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