Apache Closes 2005 with Sustained Growth and Profitability; Company Adds Seven New Customers in Q4

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 16, 2006— Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in physical power integrity solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) designs, today announced its twelfth consecutive record quarter and a tripling of the company's 2005 bookings compared to the previous year. The fourth quarter marked another significant milestone for Apache as seven new customers in a single quarter adopted its power integrity solutions worldwide, including Apache's first customer in China. New Q4 business also included a multi-year, multi-million dollar initial purchase. Apache maintained its track record of a 100% renewal rate with nine customers renewing in Q4, including a multi-year expansion order from a leading semiconductor company. Apache also achieved its first full quarter of profitability in Q4, based on ratable revenue recognition of time-based licenses.

"2005 was a pivotal year for Apache," said Andrew Yang, CEO of Apache. "By achieving profitability, we have proven our long-term stability as a company. The strength of our business will enable us to expand our investment in the development and support of our technology, allowing us to provide solutions for the upcoming design challenges."

Apache has been delivering silicon proven dynamic power integrity solutions to leading semiconductor companies for the past three and one-half years. Their continuous growth is due to their commitment to customers in addressing one of their top design concerns; the unique power challenges of the nanometer era. With the release of two new products in 2005, PsiWinder and RedHawk-EV, Apache maintains its leadership position in this critical market with their dynamic power closure signoff solution.

"Apache's rate of consistent monotonic growth has been unparalleled in my EDA experience," said Keith Mueller, vice president of worldwide sales. "It is driven by a healthy balance of renewal orders, expansion orders from existing customers and competitive wins resulting in new customers. These key wins demonstrate the maturity and robustness of Apache's solutions and our continuing ability to deliver the best-in-class solution for one of the customer's most critical design challenges."

About RedHawk

RedHawk is a full-chip Vectorless Dynamic(TM) physical power integrity solution for SoC power closure sign-off of 130nm, 90nm and 65nm designs. Certified by TSMC's 5.0 and 6.0 Reference Flow and correlated with silicon measurements and SPICE, RedHawk addresses dynamic power issues such as simultaneous switching output (SSO) for core, memory, clock and I/O, as well as effects of on-chip inductance, package RLC and decoupling capacitance. RedHawk delivers transistor-level accuracy with cell-based capacity, performance and ease-of-use.

With RedHawk, designers can identify dynamic "hot spots," examine the impact on timing, accurately pinpoint the cause of dynamic voltage drop and automatically repair the source of supply noise. RedHawk enables designers to reach power closure sign-off for high performance SoCs, including those utilizing advanced low-power design techniques such as leakage current control, MTCMOS (power-gating), multiple voltage domains and multiple threshold transistors.

About PsiWinder

PsiWinder is a Spice-accurate critical paths and clock tree timing sign-off solution that considers the concurrent effects of signal integrity (crosstalk noise) and power integrity (dynamic voltage drop and ground bounce) on the chip's timing. PsiWinder is tightly integrated with RedHawk, a silicon-proven dynamic power integrity solution and Nspice, a high capacity and performance true-Spice simulator. PsiWinder delivers the ease-of-use and performance of a cell-based flow with the accuracy at the transistor-level. With PsiWinder, designers gain much more realistic view of the setup and hold time violations in the critical paths, as well as clock skew and jittering in the clock network.

About Apache Design Solutions

Apache is a supplier of innovative next-generation silicon integrity platforms for low-power, high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs. By considering all sources of noise that impacts the design, such as power, signal, package/system IO, substrate and temperature, Apache's silicon integrity platform enables designers of leading networking, wireless, communication, consumer and semiconductor companies to detect, fix and prevent design weaknesses that can result in reduced yield or failed silicon. Apache's vendor neutral platforms enable designers to adopt any industry's standard physical design flow for their toughest design challenges. Apache has direct sales and support offices worldwide with over 40 customers, including 7 of the top 10 semiconductor companies. For more information, visit www.apache-da.com.

Apache Design Solutions, NSPICE, RedHawk, PsiWinder and Vectorless Dynamic are trademarks of Apache Design Solutions, Inc.

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