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Concept Engineering And Nassda Improve Debug Of High-Performance Digital Designs

Nassda offers Concept's visualization technology through OEM agreement

FREIBURG, Germany – May 27, 2003 – Concept Engineering, the industry leader in automatic schematic generation and viewing technology, today announced that its visualization technology, SpiceVision® PRO, has been integrated with the CRITIC and HANEX digital circuit analysis software from Nassda Corporation (NASDAQ: NSDA). Nassda will sell a version of SpiceVision PRO directly to its customers under the terms of a comprehensive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement. First product presentations will be given in Booth #2250 at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Anaheim, Calif., June 2-6, 2003.

Concept Engineering's SpiceVision PRO enables designers of high-performance digital circuits to visualize critical paths and clock networks analyzed by Nassda software. This visualization technology improves productivity by allowing designers to easily understand the impact of their design decisions on the timing behavior of critical paths.

"Concept Engineering's visualization technology provides the speed, capacity, and ease-of-use that we were seeking for our digital timing analysis solutions," said Nassda CEO Sang Wang. "SpiceVision PRO's interactivity, efficient database, and fast speed combined with Nassda's high-performance timing analyzers will allow designers to accurately visualize analysis output and quickly debug critical paths in their designs."

"Nassda has high standards for circuit capacity and execution speed for the full-chip verification of complex ICs," said Gerhard Angst, president and CEO of Concept Engineering. "We invested considerable resources to develop advanced technology for the visualization of complex transistor-level and gate-level circuit structures, and are very pleased that Nassda has chosen to integrate our technology into its products. We've seen an overwhelming acceptance of our SpiceVision product family and we are glad that we can work with Nassda to improve debug of high-performance digital designs."

SpiceVision PRO produces clean, easy-to-read transistor-level schematics from complex SPICE descriptions, helps engineers visualize the parasitic effects within complex nanometer designs, and reduces the design and debug time for engineers who work at the SPICE netlist level. Using Concept Engineering's transistor-level schematic engine, SpiceVision PRO generates schematics from pure SPICE connectivity information.

About Nassda

Nassda Corporation (NASDAQ: NSDA) is a leading provider of full-chip circuit verification software for complex nanometer semiconductors. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company develops and markets simulation and analysis solutions for advanced ICs, especially for analog, memory, high-performance digital and mixed-signal SoC designs. Nassda's products enable first silicon success and improve product quality and production yield for its consumer, communication, computer and memory customers. The company has sales and distribution offices throughout the world. For more information about Nassda, please visit the company's website at www.nassda.com

About Concept Engineering

Concept Engineering, a privately held company based in Freiburg, Germany, was founded in 1990 to develop and market innovative schematic generation and viewing technology for use with logic synthesis, verification, test automation and physical design tools. The company's customers are primarily original equipment EDA tool manufacturers (OEMs), in-house CAD tool developers and semiconductor companies. The company is located at Boetzinger Str. 29, D-79111 Freiburg, Germany. Telephone: +49-761-47094-0, Fax: +49-761-47094-29, www.concept.de

Nassda is a registered trademark of Nassda Corporation. SpiceVision PRO is a trademark of Concept Engineering. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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