TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ Model Extraction and Qualification Software Adopted by Shanghai Consortia for Advanced

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ Model Extraction and Qualification
  Software Adopted by Shanghai Consortia for Advanced Device Modeling

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- July 9, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that the Shanghai
Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center, a nonprofit research
consortia dedicated to advancing the microelectronics industry in China, is
using Agilent’s Model Builder Program and Model Quality Assurance software for
model extraction and verification at 45-nm process nodes.

Shanghai ICRD originally adopted MBP and MQA—integrated software spanning all
aspects of device modeling, including measurement, extraction and
verification—for accurate measurement and modeling of its advanced circuit
designs. MBP and MQA 2013 further ease the consortia’s modeling process with
major enhancements that allow device-modeling engineers to deliver
higher-quality models to their customers. Chief among them are a fully
integrated data flow across Agilent’s device-modeling platform and the ability
to establish and enforce standard operating procedures for modeling in team

“As a loyal Agilent customer, we are proud to be using MBP and MQA software,”
said Shoumian Chen, vice president of Shanghai ICRD. “The major enhancements
in MBP/MQA 2013.01 enable us to complete the tedious aspects of our modeling
work much more efficiently. Model Reviewer, for example, allows us to
standardize various aspects of device modeling in a team environment. Because
it is based on Agilent’s unified end-to-end device modeling platform, it
ensures seamless data transfers during the modeling process.”

“Process variation, layout-dependent effects and reliability issues all bring
new challenges to advanced device modeling under 45 nm,” said Brian Chen,
device modeling product manager at Agilent EEsof EDA. “As the leader in both
device modeling and measurement, Agilent is uniquely able to help
device-modeling teams address these challenges so they can provide their
customers with the highest-quality models. We also remain committed to
leveraging this leadership position, along with our MBP and MQA software, to
help research institutes in developing countries boost their semiconductor

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About MBP Software

MBP is a comprehensive solution that provides both automation and flexibility
for high-volume, high-throughput device modeling. MBP includes powerful,
built-in characterization and modeling capabilities, as well as an open
interface that allows customer to customize their modeling strategies. It is
widely used both by semiconductor foundries and design houses to extract and
customize SPICE model libraries. More information is available at

About MQA Software

MQA provides fabless design companies, independent device manufacturers and
foundries with a complete solution for SPICE model library validation,
comparison and documentation. It has become a de facto industry standard for
SPICE model quality assurance. More information is available at

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation
software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system,
electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and
device-modeling applications. More information is available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available at

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