Apache Achieves Record Q2 Sales and Signs Major Partnership Deal for 45nm Designs

Mountain View, Calif. – July 12, 2006– Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in full-chip dynamic power and noise solution for system-on-chip (SoC) designs, today announced that the company has achieved 14 th consecutive quarter of record sales while maintaining profitability. Apache continues to add new customers, and now seven of the top ten fabless semiconductor companies have adopted Apache’s power and noise sign-off solutions. In addition, Apache expanded business and signed a broad technology partnership with major semiconductor company to address the upcoming 45nm challenges in the areas of power, noise, and system-level interity.

“Apache continues to lead the market in providing dynamic power integrity solutions, as more top semiconductor companies incorporate our power closure solutions into their production flow,” stated Craig Shirley, vice president for worldwide sales. “This continued investment by our customers demonstrates that Apache is providing an accurate, efficient and robust methodology to meet their SoC design requirements.”

“As customers move towards 65 and 45nms, we are pleased to see that they have chosen Apache as their technology partner for managing the upcoming challenges for power, noise, and timing,” stated Andrew Yang, CEO of Apache. “With our technology leadership, strong customer support, and product roadmap, we are poised to deliver a complete platform to address the silicon integrity sign-off needs.”

Apache will be demonstrating their power integrity and noise management solutions, at the upcoming Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, California, July 24 - 27, in booth #1906.

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