Infineon Enters VaST Universe for Creation of Virtual 1st Silicon

1/25/2006 - VaST Systems Technology Corporation, the embedded systems design automation company, announced that Infineon Technologies AG, a world leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions for the mobile industry, has joined the VaST Systems Technology Corporation Universe partnership program to facilitate the creation of Virtual 1st Silicon, high-speed, cycle-accurate software models of systems on chip (SoC) that enable full software development well in advance of actual first silicon.

About Infineon
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for automotive, industrial and multi market sectors, for applications in communication, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In fiscal year 2005 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 6.76 billion with about 36,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).

About VaST
VaST Systems Technology Corporation provides tools and models for embedded system design automation. VaST's solutions enable the creation of a virtual system prototype — a cycle-accurate software model of a system that operates at near real-time speeds under actual software loads. Solutions from VaST are used for architectural analysis and optimization and for the concurrent development of hardware and software. VaST virtual system prototypes dramatically improve time to market, quality, and also reduce development costs and risk.

Current customers include worldwide leaders in semiconductors, automotive electronics, wireless devices, and consumer electronics. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide.

VaST Systems Technology Corporation, The Willows, Singleborough, Milton Keynes, MK17 ORF, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 713113; Fax: +44 (0) 1296 712966

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