Leading EDA Industry Marketing Veteran Joins VaST's Executive Team

11/16/2004 - VaST Systems Technology announced that Linda Prowse Fosler, a longtime EDA industry marketer, has joined the company as vice president of marketing and business development.

"VaST is well on its way to becoming the leading supplier of virtual system prototyping tools and simulation models," said Dr. Graham Hellestrand, Founder and CEO of VaST, "and we're ready for a marketing executive of Linda's caliber to establish us as the preferred solution for all systems-level embedded applications. She has the experience and determination to develop a worldwide market for our products in all the applicable segments -- automotive, wireless, and consumer electronics, as well as semiconductors."

Prowse Fosler was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Esterel Technologies, a French-U.S. start-up providing software tools and services for the development of safety-critical embedded systems. Previously, Prowse Fosler was Vice President of Marketing and Product Operations for IKOS Systems, Inc. (acquired by Mentor Graphics, Nasdaq: MENT) and General Manager of the Verification Solutions and New Technologies Group for the Mentor Emulation Division.

Her marketing experience includes the successful introduction of the world's leading emulator for system-on-chip design verification, which grew in market share from zero to 35% in four years. She was also a key contributor to IKOS when they doubled revenue in three years, from $35 million to $70 million.

Before IKOS, Ms. Prowse Fosler served as the first Vice President of Software Quality for Cadence Design Systems (NYSE:CDN), and held various positions in software engineering at Tandem Corporation and Hewlett Packard.

About VaST
VaST Systems Technology Corporation provides architectural design and virtual system prototyping tools and software-simulation-based models for true concurrent development of the hardware and software components of complex embedded systems and systems-on-chip (SoCs). VaST's products deliver both high speed and cycle accuracy under actual real-time software loads, dramatically improving time to market and quality, and reducing development costs and risk. Current customers include world leaders in semiconductors, automotive electronics, wireless devices, and consumer electronics. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.vastsystems.com. - +1 (408) 328 6004

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