Asian Electronics Market Plays Important Role in Incentia's Growth

Yahoo EDA News/Business Wire

(10/17/01, 3:59 p.m. EST)

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA and TOKYO, Japan- October 17, 2001- Incentia Design Systems, Inc., an EDA company in the ASIC timing analysis and synthesis market, announced today that it signed a distribution agreement with Marubeni Solutions Corporation (MSOL). MSOL will be Incentia's distributor in Japan.

Incentia's ASIC timing analysis and synthesis tools are well suited to the Asian consumer electronics, communication, and wireless electronic design market, where high performance and time to market are critical. The Company's tools are compatible with popular flows from leading EDA companies, such as Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS), Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN) and Avant! Corporation (Nasdaq: AVNT).

"Asia is a very important market for us. MSOL is among the leading EDA tool distributors in Japan, and our partnership with them reinforces our commitment to the Japanese market, where our new timing and logic and physical synthesis products are being requested by the world's leading electronics companies," noted, Ihao Chen, Incentia's President & CEO.

"Our key customers are asking for new timing and synthesis solutions for their next generation ASICs and various ICs. Incentia is addressing their needs with new and improved tools for Nanometer design," said Masafumi Doi, MSOL's Director and General Manager.

About MSOL

Marubeni Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest trading companies, Marubeni Corporation, is a strategic company for the electronics and computer industry with over five hundred people and seven offices in Japan. DA Solutions Division (former Industrial Systems Division) acts as a distributor in Japan for many leading EDA companies, primarily for IC, VLSI, and PCB design tools as well as mechanical design tools.

About Incentia

Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a new EDA company, is addressing timing and synthesis for multi-million-gate deep submicron SoC designs with stringent performance, area, and power requirements. For more information visit, email, or call Incentia at 408-727-8988.

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ASIC: Application Specific IC
EDA: Electronic Design Automation
IC: Integrated Circuit
SoC: System on Chip

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