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Tanner EDA Announces Strategic Alliance With SoftMEMS, Companies Work With Trident Techlabs to Support A/MS and MEMS Design in India

MONROVIA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Nov 09, 2009 -- Tanner EDA, a leading provider of analog, mixed-signal (A/MS) and MEMS electronic design automation (EDA) tools, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with SoftMEMS. The two companies are working together with Tanner EDA's distributor in India, Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd., to support customers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune seeking proven solutions for A/MS and MEMS design.

"As electronic systems and semiconductor components get more and more complex, microelectronics has acquired a new applications dimension with the arrival of MEMS," stated Praveen Kapoor, managing director with Trident Techlabs. "Because of the growing emphasis in India on developing these system-on-chip solutions, we are excited about becoming the official distributor for SoftMEMS software products in India. We recognize that Tanner EDA and SoftMEMS provide unmatched functionality in MEMS design tools for our diverse customer base and are confident that their price-performance advantage will meet with our customers' approval."

"Our goal is to give our customers the best and easiest options for their MEMS designs," remarked Dr. Mary Ann Maher, CEO, SoftMEMS. "By joining forces with Tanner EDA's distributor in India, Trident Techlabs, we can leverage their expertise, and our customers have a single point of contact when it is optimal to use our MEMS environment with Tanner EDA's A/MS and MEMS software."

Robin White, Tanner EDA International Sales Manager added, "This relationship is indeed one of the best for our joint customers in India who use SoftMEMS along with our A/MS and MEMS software."

About SoftMEMS

SoftMEMS CAD Design Environment is used for the development and test of MEMS products. The tools are open-platform software products that support leading electronic design automation (EDA) environments used for integrated circuit (IC) development. Their tools allow data sharing among system designers, IC designers, process engineers and MEMS experts, permitting early and consistent design checks among multidisciplinary teams and allowing designers to easily develop new MEMS designs, integrate existing designs (intellectual property) into systems, and couple them with electronics. SoftMEMS design tools include MEMS Xplorer (for UNIX and HP platforms) and MEMS Pro (for the PC platform).

About Trident Techlabs

Trident Techlabs is a leading supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) tools that aim at helping clients discover and harness competitive advantages, thus fully satisfying their business goals. Trident Techlabs' assurance of high productivity at lower costs, tighter quality control and the advantage of testing before production hold the promise of best-in-class products. From space research establishments to electronics manufacturers, Trident Techlabs has helped its clients achieve a faster time-to-market while adding to the measurability of effort and result. World Wide Web site: http://www.techlabseda.com/.

About Tanner EDA Software

HiPer Silicon™ is Tanner EDA's hallmark software suite for the design, layout and verification of A/MS, RF and MEMS ICs. It includes core functionality for schematic capture, analog circuit simulation and physical layout as well as advanced features that improve designer productivity; including the HiPer Verify™ foundry-compatible physical verification engine, Verilog-A simulation, an interactive autorouter and device layout automation. The entire Tanner EDA product line is available on Windows and Linux platforms.

About Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA is a global provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software solutions for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal ICs and MEMS. The low learning curve, high interoperability and powerful user interface of Tanner's tool suite promotes innovation and speeds designs from concept to silicon. Tanner EDA software is used by thousands of designers in commercial and academic institutions for applications including Power Management, Displays and Imaging, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Life Sciences, and RF. HiPer Silicon, the company's complete IC design suite, is available on both Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms. Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries. For more information on Tanner EDA products, visit www.tannereda.com.

A/MS: Analog and Mixed Signal
EDA: Electronic Design Automation
PC: Personal Computer
MEMS: Microelectromechanical Systems
RF: Radio Frequency

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