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MunEDA and Nippon Control System (NCS-IPN) close Distribution Agreement for Japan


Munich/Tokyo, Germany/Japan - Monday, June 09th, 2008

MunEDA and Nippon Control System Corporation (NCS-IPN) have closed a distribution partnership for Japan. NCS supported by their partner company IPN will deliver and support MunEDA´s products to IDMs, foundries, and design houses in Japan, one of the world´s largest and most exciting semiconductor markets.

"While going into deep-submicron and nano technologies, we see a strong demand from the semiconductor industry in Japan for tools to analyze and optimize performance, robustness and yield", stated Nobuyasu Horiuchi, President and Representative Director of Nippon Control System Corporation. "MunEDA´s silicon-verified tool suite WiCkeD has proven to successfully address those customer needs even for large and complex circuits with extremely high robustness requirements. The increasing challenges and effects of statistical variations in newer process technologies make the use of such solutions indispensable for the whole semiconductor industry."

"We are very proud to strengthen our worldwide sales with Nippon Control System Corporation, one of the leading providers of solutions for the semiconductor industry in Japan." stated Harald Neubauer, President and CEO of MunEDA. "NCS´ outstanding engineering background and customer relationships are the ideal combination to successfully deliver and support MunEDA´s design solutions to customers in Japan. NCS´ existing knowledge in manufacturing processes together with MunEDA´s variability-aware analysis and optimization tools will help customers to further bridge the gap between design and manufacturing and thus increase design quality and efficiency."

About Nippon Control System Corporation and IPN Corporation
Nippon Control System Corporation (NCS) was established in 1981 and today is a leading systems provider including EDA, image processing and communication control. Furthermore NCS is providing systems for service providers as well as system integration for Japanese and Worldwide customers like Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, NTT, Sanyo, Sony, Hoya, Kajima, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Hynix, Toppan, Micron and many more. NCS headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo and has branch offices in Shin-Yokohama and Osaka as well as in Sunnyvale, USA. NCS has a very close partnership with IPN Corporation to act in direction of mutual customers. For more information about Nippon Control System visit the NCS web site at www.nippon-control-system.co.jp. For more information about IPN visit the IPN website at www.ipncorp.com.

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 Sunnyvale, 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 www.muneda.com/contacts.php.