Hynix Semiconductors Enters Agreement With MunEDA To Integrate Tool Family WiCkeD For Its Analog Mixed-Signal Design Flow
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Hynix Semiconductors Enters Agreement With MunEDA To Integrate Tool Family WiCkeD For Its Analog Mixed-Signal Design Flow

ICHEON, Korea—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 7, 2008— Hynix and MunEDA today announced that Hynix has licensed MunEDA's enhanced DFM-DFY analysis and optimization tool suite WiCkeD for using in Hynix Analog Mixed-Signal Design & Foundry Flow on a longterm base. Hynix intends to use MunEDA's technology in all design business units like computing, consumer and graphics memory as well as mobile applications and flash technology. Hynix will also use MunEDA's design validation and yield verification tools for quality assurance of their Hynix design kits.

Dr. Young-doo Choi,, Senior Manager CAO Design Automation Team at Hynix: "MunEDA's tools are best-in class for interactive and fully automatic yield analysis and optimization in circuit design. As for every semiconductor company, design targets like high performance and yield are number one research goals that imply both profitability and time to market. We added MunEDA's solutions to Hynix design environment to follow our track in establishing best design methodologies to our design goups and therefore improve quality assurance to our customers."

Seunghwan Lee, Senior Research Engineer, Design Automation Team at Hynix: "After successfully using MunEDA design analysis and optimization tools for several circuits like pre-amplifiers and latches for automotive applications we have seen the large capabilities our designers can gain when they design circuits in high-end process technologies. As historically used process corners are too pessimistic and not realistic for today's designs, MunEDA's deterministic circuit analysis and optimization helps us to speed up the design process and to avoid unwanted redesigns."

"We are very pleased that Hynix has selected our solutions for their front-end design flow," stated Andreas Ripp, Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Managing Director at MunEDA. "As MunEDA's solutions are already used by some Hynix foundry customers, this is the logical next step. We are looking forward to an intense cooperation with Hynix designers and research engineers, as well as with more Hynix foundry customers".

About HYNIX Semiconductor Inc.

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (HSI) of Icheon, Korea, is the world's top tier memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips ("DRAMs") and Flash memory chips to a wide range of established international customers. The Company's shares are traded on the Korea Stock Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about Hynix is available at www.hynix.com

About MunEDA

MunEDA provides leading EDA technology for analysis and optimization of yield and performance of analog, mixed-signal and digital designs. MunEDA's products and consulting enable customers to reduce the design times of their circuits and to maximize robustness and yield. MunEDA's solutions are in industrial use by leading semiconductor companies in the areas of communication, computer, memories, automotive, and consumer electronics. WiCkeD is a comprehensive and powerful software tool suite for interactive, manual, semi- and full automatic analysis, sizing, and yield optimization of analog and mixed signal circuits. For more information, please visit the MunEDA web site at www.muneda.com.


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