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MunEDA extends licensing agreement with Altera


San Jose, USA - Monday, October 27th, 2008

MunEDA announced today, Altera Corporation has signed a long-term licensing agreement for MunEDA´s leading–edge DFY tool suite WiCkeDTM for interactive and fully automatic analysis, modelling and optimization of integrated analog, mixed-signal & digital circuits and IP libraries. Altera is using WiCkeD in their design and library development groups worldwide to enhance design efficiency and productivity as well as product yield and reliability.

"Since we started using WiCkeD in circuit design two years ago, we achieved significant improvements of design efficiency, quality and yield in many projects like our Stratix and Cyclone FPGA series," stated Eugene Chen, director of CAD and systems administration at Altera. "The capabilities of MunEDA’s EDA software tools for analysis, modelling and optimization are key to meeting our customers’ demand for performance and quality. Furthermore, we benefit from the experienced technical support that MunEDA delivers."

"We are proud and looking forward to enhance our close cooperation with Altera in the field of performance and yield analysis and optimization for analog IP," stated Andreas Ripp, MunEDA Vice President Sales & Marketing. "With our DFY-solution WiCkeD we have shown to bring real value to such an outstanding customer and worldwide leading IP provider like Altera."

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.