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Motorola's Achievement in Memory Characterization by Legend Design's tools

Without Legend Design Technology's SpiceCut™, we would not have achieved these aggressive production goals.

Sunnyvale, Calif., June 5, 2002 - Motorola has adopted the Legend Design Technology automated layout-based memory characterization flow. Motorola's success with the tools has resulted in unprecedented gains in productivity and fabrication yield (.13um and below). Legend's focus on efficiency and accuracy has consistently exceeded Motorola's expectations for EDA memory characterization tools.

Motorola's requirements, based on layout reality, are demanding due to their large number of compilers and ten fabrication technologies. Gary Hancock, Motorola Sr. CAD/Flow Engineer, said, "Without Legend Design Technology's SpiceCut™, we would not have achieved these aggressive production goals."

"We are extremely pleased to attain this high level of customer satisfaction with Motorola." said Dr. You-Pang Wei, Legend's President and CEO. "Layout circuit extraction can take an extremely long time. Legend's SpiceCut is able to function on ring-shaped extracted arrays providing greater than a 10X speed improvement in layout extraction time. SpiceCut emulates the "rings" to full-size arrays in building critical-path netlists for characterization. We feel that by implementing flow changes to meet the modern design challenges will determine who will thrive in the IC design world. We are pleased that Motorola has chosen Legend's tools for success."

About Legend Design Technology
Legend Design Technology, Inc. provides tools and services for a complete characterization solution of SoC designs (embedded memory and standard cell). With an emphasis on productivity and value, Legend's success enabling products, SpiceCut, MemChar and MSIM, revolutionize the time consuming and error prone processes associated with characterization. SpiceCut can automatically build critical-path circuits to reduce simulation time for characterization, especially from post-layout extracted circuits with resistors and capacitors. MemChar automatically characterizes memories and generates optimized timing/power models. It identifies the 'true' setup and hold times with 'glitch' prevention. MSIM is a characterization-oriented circuit simulator with post-layout RC reduction capability. With high accuracy, high speed and flexible licensing models, MSIM provides excellent price-performance.

Legend Design Technology the Legend Design Technology logo, and SpiceCut are trademarks of Legend Design Technology. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and should be treated as such.

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Jane Wei
Legend Design Technology, Inc.
(408) 720-9168

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