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NTHU National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan and MunEDA close strategic cooperation in research and education


Hsin-Chu, Taiwan - Monday, May 04th, 2009

MunEDA and NTHU (National Tsing Hua University) of Taiwan have closed a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement within MunEDA´s worldwide University Program. MunEDA will provide its worldwide leading Design-for-Yield EDA software tools solution to be used in NTHU Department of Electrical Engineering. The common activities will be focused on academic education and research in analog and mixed-signal circuit design at NTHU. MunEDA and its Taiwanese distribution partner GTI Grand Technology Inc. will support NTHU with software, trainings and education for design analysis and optimization methods.

"We are pleased to have MunEDA as our strategic partner for DFM-DFY front-end design software and methodology", states Dr. Mi-Chang Chang, Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering from NTHU and former Director for library and IP development with TSMC, Taiwan. "With the support of MunEDA´s outstanding front-end level tools for circuit design, modeling and optimization for performance and yield, NTHU will become a leader in analog and mixed-signal academic IC design analysis and optimization technologies to maintain the competitive edge in high-technology research."

"To close this cooperation is a logical step on MunEDA´s strategy to provide universities and non-profit research centers with our leading EDA design analysis and optimization solutions." states Dr. Michael Pronath, Vice President Products & Solutions of MunEDA and Chin-Lung King, CEO of MunEDA´s Taiwanese Distribution Partner GTI. "NTHU and especially their outstanding Department of Electrical Engineering is key to provide the Taiwanese academic and education market with leading edge EDA and methodology research results. Having successfully introduced our tool suite WiCkeD in the Taiwanese semiconductor industry, the logical next step is providing support for academic and educational programs in circuit design with our software tools and knowledge."

About National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) was founded as the Tsing Hua Academy in Beijing in 1911, the Academy was renamed as National Tsing Hua University in 1928 as its curricula expanded to that of a full-fledged university. In 1956, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) was reinstalled on its current campus in Hsinchu, Taiwan. NTHU has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in Taiwan and is widely recognized as the best incubator for future leaders in industries as well as academics. Find more information at www.nthu.edu.tw/english

About Grand Technology Inc. (GTI)
For more information about GTI, please visit the GTI web site at www.grandti.com.tw

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.