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University of Technology Dresden Selects MunEDA’s WiCkeD Circuit Analysis Tool Suite

Dresden, Germany - Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Dresden and Munich, Germany, May 23, 2011 — The Chair of Highly Parallel VLSI Systems and Neural Microelectronics at the University of Technology Dresden (TU Dresden) and MunEDA, developer of the industry’s broadest family of advanced electronic circuit analysis tools, today announced that TU Dresden has licensed MunEDA’s WiCkeD™ tool suite. TU Dresden will use its analog circuit sizing technology for R&D projects and educational programs.

"TU Dresden, a leading university in microelectronics located in the heart of Silicon Saxony, is heavily involved in industrial R&D projects, and cooperates with numerous national and international semiconductor companies,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. René Schüffny, leader of the Institute. “We often solve our partners’ most challenging design requirements in our research labs, and therefore know well the technical issues involved in advanced IC design, as well as the various approaches to address them. MunEDA´s WiCkeD tool suite is one of those solutions that doubly convinced us of its value because of its scientifically-solid engines and its practical usability.”

"We are very pleased that TU Dresden has chosen our tool suite after a thorough investigation of potential solutions” said Dr.-Ing. Gunter Strube at MunEDA. “Prof. Schüffny and his institute are widely recognized for their excellence in executing challenging research and industrial development projects. Designers in research often are very open to a systematic approach that helps them find more accurate and reliable solutions as they tackle complex IC design problems. MunEDA’s proven WiCkeD tool suite is becoming recognized ‘state of the art’ for analog IC design and WiCkeD is now part of the university curriculum. "

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Henker, leader of the Analog Design Group in TU Dresden added, “As we have seen in numerous cases, WiCkeD allows us to experiment with different architectural approaches in the early stages of a design by executing otherwise time-consuming sizing steps. When converging on our final design, WiCkeD helps us to optimize and verify the design systematically. Taking into account the process variations of modern technologies, the range of operating conditions under which the designs must function, and the difficult trade-offs between design goals, WiCkeD technology is a breakthrough and a necessity."

About TU Dresden Institute of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neural Microelectronics
The Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neural Microelectronics at the University of Technology Dresden undertakes research topics in diverse fields, including the design of parallel mixed-signal VLSI circuits and systems, modeling and implementation of biologically-inspired micro-electronic systems, CMOS image sensors with signal processing (Vision Chips and Seeing Silicon), mixed-signal design methodology, and the development of methods for the design of parallel systems and MPSoCs. For more information see

About MunEDA
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA's WiCkeD' tool suite - the industry's most comprehensive range of advanced circuit analysis solutions - to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Cupertino, California, USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at