DARMSTADT, Germany, 9 October 2007, Computer Simulation Technology (CST) announces the acquisition of the LINMIC software package, including source code and all IP rights. LINMIC is an EM based and layout oriented EDA software package which has been developed since the early 1980ties by Dr. Rolf Jansen, currently professor at Aachen University of Technology, and further developed and supported by AC Microwave GmbH. The design suite consists of several solver engines for MW+RF/IC linear and non-linear circuits, planar EM, device modelling, and coaxial structures, and is known for having robust HF circuit models that are valid for a large frequency range. LINMIC also contains a number of exceptional features such as distributed device modelling and the accurate analysis of high power transistors. Following its purchase by CST, the LINMIC Suite will no longer be marketed as a stand alone product, but CST will incorporate specific capabilities into CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENT. This supports CST’s strategy of creating more options within CST STUDIO SUITE™ for its large 3D EM customer base. One feature already being developed is true coupling of EM/circuit simulation in time domain; this will be unique in the current market place. “The acquisition of the LINMIC Design Suite takes us one step further in our aim to surround CST’s customers with additional solver technology for mixed and coupled simulations,” said Dr. Bernhard Wagner, CST’s Managing Director of Marketing and Sales. “In combination with our ever improving links to best in class tools, our 3D solvers are excellently integrated in nearly every workflow. The principle author of the LINMIC suite, Prof. Rolf Jansen, added “AC MICROWAVE has created leading technology but has insufficient infrastructure to sell and support it worldwide. I am optimistic that CST will do a great job of integrating very valuable pieces of LINMIC into CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENT and I am more than happy to support this process”