SHANGHAI, CHINA — Oct. 25, 2006 — Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR®), El Segundo, CA and Shanghai Research Institute of Microelectronics (SHRIME), Peking University, China, today announced that AWR is donating its entire suite of radio-frequency (RF) design software in a collaborative effort to advance Peking University’s high-frequency design curriculum. The donation is the first step in a long-term program that will establish a joint RF design and research laboratory at the university’s research institute. The laboratory will spearhead high-frequency research projects in Shanghai and develop unified process design kits (PDKs) and value-added RF intellectual property (IP) for key foundry processes in China. “With over one billion potential subscribers and virtually no wireline infrastructure, wireless voice and data equipment will be the primary vehicle for China's escalating communication needs,” said James Spoto, AWR president and CEO. “AWR is excited to be involved from the ground up to help establish and grow Chinese research and development capabilities in the area of high-frequency communications design.” “The exploding wireless communications market in China is placing many new challenges on our high-frequency design engineering community to bring to market cutting-edge products that meet our country’s needs not only today, but into the future,” said Professor YangYuan Wang, founder of SHRIME. “The donation of AWR’s software and our partnership to establish a high-frequency design laboratory at the University will help foster the learning and development necessary to meet market demand in China.” “AWR is one of the leading developers in the world for RF IC design tools,” said Professor Yuhua Cheng, Dean of SHRIME. “The flexible and unique features of AWR’s design environment enable our engineers to handle circuit simulation and verification at both block and system level.” Shanghai Research Institute of Microelectronics (SHRIME), Peking University Shanghai Research Institute of Microelectronics is a newly established institute at the Peking University supported by the Shanghai Pudong government. Located in ZhangJiang High Technology Park, Pudong, Shanghai, the institute is positioned to be a research and development (R/D) center with strong capabilities in IC design and technology development in China. It is also an education center that provides training for students and high-level professionals in the semiconductor industry. The institute works with the local industry to undertake both long-term strategic research and core technology R/D projects. It collaborates with international universities and industries to establish joint labs in selected areas, and includes 12 departments/labs with focuses in the following areas: advanced process technologies, special device technology and application, EDA technology, mixed-signal/RF IC design, IP verification and standardization, system integration design methodologies, IC and MEMS packaging and testing, nano-technology, wide-band semiconductor device and application, and novel display material and devices. SHRIME’s development goal is to grow within five years into one of the key R/D centers for microelectronics and related technologies in China and eventually establish a world-class research center in semiconductor technologies. SHRIME was founded by Professor YangYuan Wang, chief scientist of Microelectronics Institute of Peking University, and currently the chairman of the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC). 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 or call 310-726-3000.