Syntest Adds Key Execs to Its Business Development Staff;
Dr. Ravi Apte Joins As VP Business Development And Nayan Pradhan
As Account Manager

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb 8, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) - SynTest Technologies, Inc., an EDA company and supplier of DFT tools for IC designers and foundries, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Ravi Apte as its vice president of strategy and business development and that Nayan Pradhan has joined as senior account manager. These positions report to L.-T Wang, SynTest's president and CEO.

SynTest's products improve an electronic design's testability and fault coverage and result in
reduced defect levels and reduced tester time.

"The new appointments are necessary to support the needs of our key accounts and strategic partnerships throughout the world," noted Dr. L.-T. Wang. "Our mission to reduce the cost of test requires that we work closely with our partners--semiconductor companies with and without fabs,test equipment and EDA tool suppliers as well as our DFT service customers."

Wang added, "Both Ravi and Nayan have valuable experience working with the semiconductor and systems companies we have as partners and customers.

" Before joining SynTest, Dr. Ravi Apte, managed engineering teams at chip-design and engineering houses, and was an Engineering Group Director at Cadence Design Systems (NYSE:CDN). He also held various engineering management positions at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HWP). He has been involved with the EDA and test industry for over 25 years and holds a B.Tech. (EE) from IIT, Bombay and a Ph.D. from SMU (Dallas, Texas).
Dr. Apte has been part of the program committee for the International Test Conference and has co-edited a book on VLSI design and has published numerous papers in magazines, workshops and conferences.

Prior to joining SynTest, Nayan Pradhan was responsible for setting up US operations for
a multi-national company offering services in the field of mechanical CAD and IT. He brings with him over 20 years of multi-national experience in sales and marketing of products for factory and laboratory automation as well as software services. Pradhan holds a BSEE from the University of Pune and MBAs from University of Bombay and San Jose State University.

About SynTest

SynTest Technologies, Inc., develops and markets DFT, logic and memory BIST synthesis,
boundary scan, ATPG and fault simulation software tools and offers consulting services throughout the world to semiconductor companies, ASIC designers and test groups. SynTest has offices in Korea,Taiwan and the USA and distribution partners in Canada, Israel, France, Italy, the UK, Japan and Singapore.
SynTest Technologies, Inc. is located at 505 S. Pastoria Ave, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, USA,408-720-9956, Fax: 408-720-9960,


DFT: Design for Test
EDA: Electronic Design Automation
IC: Integrated Circuit

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