For release November 23, 1998
For Information Contact:
Georgia Marszalek, SynTest Public Relations Counsel
(650) 345-7477, georgia@valleypr.com

Hidenori Konishi, Spinnaker, Tokyo
03-3551-2275, konishi@spinnaker.co.jp

www.SynTest.com
www.spinnaker.co.jp

 

SynTest SELECTS JAPANESE DISTRIBUTOR

Spinnaker Systems to Offer SynTest°†–‚†s DFT Solutions for UNIX and Windows NT Platforms

Sunnyvale, CA, USA and Tokyo, JAPAN - November 23, 1998?SynTest Technologies, Inc.
(Sunnyvale, CA, USA), an EDA company and supplier of DFT tools for IC designers and foundries,
announced today that Spinnaker Systems (Tokyo, Japan) has been selected as its Japanese
distributor.

Spinnaker is working closely with SynTest°†–‚†s Tokyo office to support Japanese customers of
SynTest°†–‚†s solutions for improving a design°†–‚†s testability by reducing defect levels and
shortening tester time.

According to L.-T. Wang, SynTest Technologies°†–‚† president, "The Asian market has always been
important for us, since our tools are used and needed by many successful companies.
We selected Spinnaker Systems to augment our sales and support efforts in Japan because we
needed an experienced EDA distributor to address the increased interest in our DFT tools."

Yasushi Yamamoto , Representative Director and General Manager, of Spinnaker added,
"SynTest°†–‚†s DFT solutions for UNIX and Windows NT platforms are valued, needed and requested
by many of our customers."

Spinnaker offers SynTest°†–‚†s TurboFCEʆ ‚†, an RT-level fault coverage enhancer; TurboBSDʆ ‚†,
a boundary-scan test suite; TurboCheckʆ ‚†, a gate-level and RT-level design and testability analyzer;
and TurboScanʆ ‚†, a partial-scan and full-scan synthesis and ATPG program.

SynTest°†–‚†s products are available for UNIX platforms. Windows NT versions of SynTest°†–‚†s
TurboFCE and TurboCheck were introduced last month (10/19). SynTest°†–‚†s fast, software,
gate-level fault simulator, TurboFault, is available through Kanematsu Electronics, LTD (KEL),
Japan.

About Spinnaker Systems:
Spinnaker Systems Inc. offers PC-based software and high-level language-based EDA tools.
The company is experienced with ASIC design in Japan. Spinnaker has Verilog and VHDL
expertise and is well acquainted with both PC and UNIX environments. Spinnaker licenses
IP technology to Japanese ASIC manufacturers.

About SynTest:
SynTest Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, USA
with offices in Japan, Taiwan and Korea. The Company develops and markets DFT software tools
and offers consulting services throughout the world. SynTest has over 80 customers,
including semiconductor companies, ASIC designers and test groups.

SynTest Technologies, Inc., 505 S. Pastoria Ave, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA,
408-720-9956, Fax: 408-720-9960, info@SynTest.com, http://www.SynTest.com

Contacts for Reader Inquiries:
USA:
SynTest Technologies, Inc., 505 S. Pastoria Ave, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA,
408-720-9956, Fax: 408-720-9960,
info@SynTest.com, www.SynTest.com
Attn: Elisabeth Calder

Japan:
Spinnaker Systems, Inc, Kajitani Daiichi Bldg. 5F, 2-21-10, Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 104
Ph: 03-3551-2275, FAX 03-3551-2614,
konishi@spinnaker.co.jp, www.spinnaker.co.jp
Attn: Hidenori Konishi

Acronyms and definitions:
ASIC: Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ATPG: Automatic Test Pattern Generation
DFT: Design-for-Test
EDA: Electronic Design Automation
IC: Integrated Circuit
IP: Intellectual Property
RTL: Register Transfer-Level (a design description above gate-level netlists)

Previous Press Release: SynTest Announces Its First European and Israeli Distributors
(November 19, 1998)

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