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X-FAB Adds Support for MunEDA WiCkeDTM Tool Family to Statistical Modeling Offering to Optimize Circuit Performance, Statistical Analysis, Yield Optimization

Erfurt, Germany - Thursday, November 29th, 2007

X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the world's leading foundry group for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications, today broadened its statistical modeling suite for Monte Carlo simulation for its 0.6 and 0.35 micrometer analog/mixed-signal technology platforms by announcing support for the MunEDA WiCkeDTM tool family of software tools. Using the combination of MunEDA automated circuit performance, yield analysis and optimization tools within the X-FAB statistical modeling suite for Monte Carlo simulation can help companies achieve robust, high-yielding designs. The move reflects ongoing cooperation between X-FAB and MunEDA to reduce the number of required analog/mixed-signal design respins and speed time to market for communications, computer, automotive, consumer electronic and other applications.

MunEDA´s tool WiCkeDTM is a comprehensive family of software tools for manual, semi- and full automatic analysis and yield optimization of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Tools for nominal diagnosis and optimization, Monte Carlo and worst case analysis, and others, are incorporated into an automated script-based IP porting flow for added efficiency.

According to Thomas Ramsch, director of design support at X-FAB, "Designing mixed-signal ICs is challenging and complex. We are pleased to add MunEDA´s methodologies for circuit performance, statistical analysis and yield optimization to our full statistical modeling support. This powerful software helps our customers make their analog/mixed-signal designs more robust and get to market faster."

Dr. Michael Pronath, vice president of products and solutions at MunEDA, added, "We are pleased that X-FAB is extending its statistical modeling suite for analog/mixed signal semiconductor applications with our tools and methodologies for automated circuit performance, and yield analysis and optimization. The combination – a result of our companies long-standing and ongoing cooperation in research – gives designers a way to achieve reliable, high-yielding designs."


X-FABs statistical modeling suite for 0.6 and 0.35 micrometer analog/mixed-signal technology platforms, including the new support for MunEDA solutions, is available immediately.

About MunEDA
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA's WiCkeD' tool suite - the industry's most comprehensive range of advanced circuit analysis solutions - to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Cupertino, California, USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at