CoWare Virtual Platform Becomes Finalist for DesignVision Award

CoWare(R), Inc., the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, announced that its Virtual Platform Product Family has been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious International Engineering Consortium’s (IEC) DesignVision Awards program. IEC created this program to honor technologies, applications, products, and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the industry.

Finalists were chosen from among a record-number of competing products by a panel of judges selected from DesignCon’s Technical Program Committee. This year’s Technical Program Committee consisted of 96 of the industry’s top thought leaders. Winners will be announced at DesignCon 2007, in the theater of the Santa Clara Convention Center at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 30, 2009. More info »

“Our DesignVision Awards honor those catalyzing positive change in high-technology, business, and academia, completely in line with the IEC’s mission,” commented IEC president John Janowiak. “We are delighted to recognize our DesignVision Finalists and share the best design advancements and innovators with the entire industry.”

“We are extremely pleased and honored to have been named a finalist for the DesignVision Awards,” said Marc Serughetti, CoWare director of marketing. “This award further confirms what our customers are telling us. We have a truly innovative solution to a real design need. To stay competitive, companies are increasingly recognizing the need for a software development solution, such as CoWare’s, that is an integral part of an overall ESL design strategy.”

About Virtual Platform Product Family
Companies producing electronic devices in the consumer, mobile and wireless, networking, and automotive markets are facing the challenge of an exponential increase in the software content of their products. CoWare’s new product family addresses this challenge. Virtual platforms for software development are fast and scalable models of the system hardware, including the device hardware and the environment it evolves in. Unlike traditional software methods, virtual platforms combine execution speed, early availability, controllability, observability, and determinism with pre- and post-silicon usability. CoWare’s Virtual Platform Product Family delivers tools and services for the creation, distribution, and use of virtual platforms for software development to leading semiconductor and electronic device companies worldwide. The product family is integrated with and supports the CoWare platform-driven ESL strategy.

About CoWare
CoWare is the leading supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services. CoWare offers a comprehensive set of ESL tools that enable electronics companies to “differentiate by design” through the creation of system IP, including embedded processors, on-chip buses, and DSP algorithms; the architecture of optimized SoC platforms; hardware/software co-design; and virtual platforms for device software development. The company’s solutions are based on open industry standards including SystemC. CoWare’s customers are major systems, semiconductor, and IP companies in the market where consumer electronics, computing, and communications converge. CoWare’s corporate investors include ARM [(LSE: ARM); (NASDAQ: ARMHY)], Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world.

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