Mitsubishi Electric Selects Sandwork Design's SPICE Explorer

Next-generation technology eases transistor-level debugging

Los Altos, Calif. - April 3, 2002 -- Sandwork Design, Inc. today announced that Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) has selected its SPICE Explorer waveform analysis and debugging tools and has integrated them into Mitsubishi Electric's circuit verification flows for LSI.

"In the semiconductor industry, it is essential that designs are finished on time," stated Hisaharu Miwa, manager of Mitsubishi Electric's EDA Engineering Department. "Based on our in-depth analysis, in order to improve our design productivity, it is not enough to have only high-capacity simulators. We must also have a high-performance waveform analyzer and netlist debugger so we can optimize design tasks and gain the highest potential productivity. SPICE Explorer from Sandwork has all the features we need, giving us the best debugging environment on the market."

SPICE Explorer provides complete productivity solutions with:

  • Ultra fast performance
  • Support for full circuit simulation vendor waveform formats
  • Advanced and abundant functions to analyze the simulation result
  • Interactive netlist debugging

"Mitsubishi Electric is one of the first companies to leverage our high-performance debugging flow," said Sandwork's President and CEO, Jack Yao. "Their success with our SPICE Explorer on some extremely challenging designs confirms our ability to handle large, complex designs and deliver superior productivity gains not otherwise possible."

About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is one of the world's top-10 DRAM suppliers and aggressively develops advanced DRAMs, such as DDR, PC133, and PC100 SDRAMs, RDRAM�, and other emerging industry-standard DRAM types to support current and future customer requirements. Mitsubishi Electric is the first company to successfully integrate the process technologies of DRAM and processor logic with its highly acclaimed eRAM(tm) system integration technology, and has shipped embedded DRAM products in high volume for longer than any other supplier. eRAM is Mitsubishi Electric's brand name for its silicon process technology, products, and systems expertise that integrate memory and system-level core functions on the same integrated circuit to enable unprecedented overall system performance.

A top-tier semiconductor supplier, Mitsubishi Electric markets memory products and an extensive range of other semiconductors throughout the world. Additional information on the Mitsubishi Electric Semiconductor Group is available at

About Sandwork Design
Sandwork Design, Inc. develops transistor-level debugging and waveform analysis software for complex analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and systems on a chip. Sandwork's netlist debugging and waveform analysis products allow customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance. Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., Sandwork is privately held and has been profitable since December 2001. Further information is available at the company's website at

SPICE Explorer and WaveView Analyzer are trademarks of Sandwork Design, Inc. All other company names and products referenced herein are trademarks of their respective holders.

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