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ChipVision’s PowerOpt Solution Selected as Finalist for EDN’s 2008 Innovation Award

ChipVision Design Systems, the company whose award-winning, patented PowerOpt™ solution reduces power consumption up to 75% through system-level optimization, today announced that PowerOpt has been chosen as a finalist by the editors of EDN magazine in the 19th annual Innovation Award program. The program honors outstanding engineering professionals and products for their contributions to the industry.

“In preparation for EDN’s 2008 Innovation Award program, our editors examined hundreds of nominations, and in our February 5 issue and online at edn.com, we present 94 finalists that are strong candidates across 26 product categories,” said Rick Nelson, EDN editor-in-chief. “ChipVision’s PowerOpt RTL tool is one of the strong contenders in the ‘EDA: Design Creation and IP’ category because it addresses the critical problem of managing power budgets in deep-submicron chip designs,” he added.

PowerOpt is one of four finalists in its category; EDN readers are encouraged to vote for their favorites today through Feb. 27, 2009 at http://www.edn.com/innovationballot.asp. EDN determines the winners through a combination of audience votes, balloting by its Editorial Advisory Board and voting by its editorial staff, and will announce these winners at an Innovation Awards Reception on Monday, March 30 in San Jose. Earlier this year, PowerOpt was selected by the IEC as a finalist in the Design Vision Awards. It also received an Editors Choice award at eg3.com, which named PowerOpt one of the three most exciting new Electronic System Level (ESL) products.

“Innovation drives our industry, and we are proud that EDN chose PowerOpt as a finalist in its renowned Innovation Awards program,” said Craig Cochran, vice president of marketing and business development at ChipVision Design Systems. “This honor reflects emerging industry recognition that ESL power optimization is the most effective way to manage power consumption, and save substantial time and energy in chip design.”

About PowerOpt

Introduced in April 2008, PowerOpt enables system and semiconductor developers to analyze and optimize energy dissipation at the system level in critical blocks of their design; the software automatically creates RTL code optimized for power, performance and area. This ESL approach results in significant energy and time savings – up to 75% reduction in power consumption compared to RTL designed by hand – requiring a fraction of the effort.

About ChipVision Design Systems

ChipVision helps semiconductor companies significantly reduce power consumption through its leading system-level EDA software. Its award-winning, patented PowerOpt™ product enables semiconductor developers to accurately analyze power consumption at the system level and automatically achieve power savings of up to 75 percent compared to RTL design by hand. The software optimizes for low power while synthesizing ANSI C and SystemC code into Verilog RTL designs, automatically producing the lowest-power RTL architecture. The company’s solutions are based on open industry standards such as ANSI C, SystemC, CPF and UPF. ChipVision is headquartered in Oldenburg, Germany, and has offices in Munich and San Jose, Calif. For more information about ChipVision, its products and services, visit www.chipvision.com.

ChipVision is a registered trademark and PowerOpt is a trademark of ChipVision Design Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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