AWR and DuPont Microcircuit Materials Deliver LTCC PDK for Microwave Office Design Suite
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and Research Triangle Park, N.C. — December 18, 2006 — Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR®) and DuPont Microcircuit Materials, part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, today announced the availability of a process design kit (PDK) that enables radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave designers to access the DuPont™GreenTape™ low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology within AWR’s Microwave Office® 2006 software. Using the DuPont LTCC PDK in conjunction with the Microwave Office industry-leading, open and integrated design platform, RF, as well as monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), and hybrid circuit designers, can improve circuit design productivity, shorten product development cycle, and speed time-to-market for their high-frequency products. The PDK gives Microwave Office users faster and easier access to the DuPont low loss lead-free 943 Green Tape™ LTCC system. The system is ideal for high-frequency applications, delivering high density functionality; excellent reliability, low power requirements, and low cost interconnect packaging. “Historically, designers have had tremendous obstacles to surmount in working in LTCC because all they have had are just material parameters,” said John Voultos, regional segment manager, telecom and high frequency, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “With the full PDK, it is now easier than ever before for design engineers to benefit from the DuPont™ GreenTape™ LTCC system, and we are very pleased to be working together with a leading EDA supplier like AWR to make this possible.” "DuPont is very much in the forefront of doing what it takes by thinking out of the box to bring LTCC technology directly to the designer with this kit,” said Dr. Michael Heimlich, microwave marketing segment director at AWR. “The open Microwave Office 2006 design platform integrated with the DuPont™ Green Tape™ LTCC process will greatly benefit not only customers of both companies, but the high-frequency design community as a whole. We look forward to continuing to expand the capabilities of these kits." For more information on the DuPont™ GreenTape™ LTCC system, please visit mcm.dupont.com. Pricing and Availability The DuPont™ GreenTape™ LTCC PDK for Microwave Office 2006 software is available immediately, from AWR, without additional charge for all customers using Microwave Office 2006 software. About Applied Wave Research, Inc. Applied Wave Research is a leading supplier of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) products for the design of wireless telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems, automotive mobility systems, and a variety of other electronics-based products. AWR is a privately-held company and has global development offices, sales offices, training centers, and distribution channels. In September 2005, AWR acquired APLAC Solutions, an emerging leader in simulation and analysis software for analog and radio-frequency (RF) design. APLAC's RF design technology has been used in designing over 30 percent of all mobile phone RF integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. AWR today has over 700 companies deploying its software worldwide, including virtually every major high-frequency electronic component and system supplier. The company is headquartered at 1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El Segundo, California 90245. For more information about AWR and the company's products, please visit www.appwave.com or call 310-726-3000. About DuPont Microcircuit Materials DuPont Microcircuit Materials has over 40 years of experience in the development, manufacture, sale, and support of specialized thick film compositions for a wide variety of electronic applications in the display, photovoltaic, automotive, biomedical, industrial, military, and telecommunications markets. Microcircuit Materials is part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, a leading supplier of electronic materials, including materials for the fabrication and packaging of semiconductors, materials for hybrid, rigid and flexible circuits, and materials for advanced displays. For more information on DuPont Microcircuit Materials, visit mcm.dupont.com. DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.