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Concept Engineering and Get2Chip improve productivity for next generation SoC designs

Get2chip embeds Concept Engineering's visualization technology into architectural synthesis solution

Freiburg, Germany – June 15, 2001 – Concept Engineering today announced that Get2Chip (San Jose, Calif.), provider of the first viable architectural synthesis solution for highly complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs, is using Concept's NlviewJA Widget in its architectural synthesis tool, VOLARE.

Concept Engineering's Java-based Widget will be part of the VOLARE Analysis Cockpit, the graphical user interface that helps to explore and navigate the design and its parameters. Concept's visualization technology improves design productivity by allowing designers to easily understand the impact of their HDL coding styles on the resulting SoC.

The NlviewJA Widget transforms complex hardware structures and engineering data into easy-to-read schematic diagrams, simplifies design debugging and analysis, and provides automatic design documentation.

"Concept Engineering's technology was a good match for VOLARE," said Bernd U. Braune, chairman, president and CEO of Get2Chip. "Our customers are designing multi-million-gate chips, and Concept's technology will make it even easier for our customers to understand and optimize their designs by using VOLARE."

"We are very proud that Get2Chip chose our technology for its architectural synthesis technology," said Gerhard Angst, president and CEO of Concept Engineering. "We license our technology to many leading synthesis companies and this new agreement, shows that we continue to set the industry standard for schematic generation and schematic viewing."

About Get2Chip

Get2Chip, Inc., was launched in early 2000 by semiconductor veterans and chip design tool experts from LSI Logic, VLSI Technology, Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT). Its breakthrough front-end tool suite, VOLARE™, provides fully integrated, multi-level synthesis that offers the flexibility to do chip design at the architectural, register transfer (RTL) or gate level. VOLARE has been developed for complex SOC designs in ultra-deep submicron silicon technology, targeted toward networking and telecommunications, wireless communications and multimedia applications. Its TOPOMO™ integrates and automates block partitioning, block placement, global routing and synthesis into one front-end integrated circuit (IC) design tool. Get2Chip is privately held. It has development centers in San Jose, Calif., and Munich, Germany. Corporate headquarters: 2107 North First Street, Suite 350, San Jose, Calif. 95131. Telephone: (408) 501-9600. Facsimile: (408) 501-9610. Email: info@get2chip.com. Web Site: www.get2chip.com.

About Concept Engineering

Concept Engineering develops, markets, and supports software and services that enable commercial EDA vendors, in-house CAD tool developers, and IC designers to generate, display, and customize schematic representations of any electronic circuit netlist (IP blocks, machine-generated structural descriptions, and structural parts of RTL descriptions). For more information, contact Concept Engineering at +49-761-47094-0 (phone), +49- 761-47094-29 (fax), info@concept.de (email) or www.concept.de. The company is located in Freiburg, Germany.


Concept Engineering
Gerhard Angst, +49-761-47094-0, info@concept.de, www.concept.de

Cayenne Communication LLC for Concept Engineering
Michelle Clancy, +1-252-940-0981, michelle.clancy@cayennecom.com

Lauro Rizzatti, 408-501-9553, lauror@get2chip.com

Public Relations for Get2chip
Nanette Collins, 617-437-1822, nanette@nvc.com