and Samsung Electro-Mechanics Release MLCC Model Library
range of Samsung's MLCC models now available for use within Microwave Office 2007 design suite
BANGKOK, Thailand — December 13, 2007 — AWR®, the innovation
leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), today announced at the Asia-Pacific
Microwave Conference (AMPC) that Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. (SEMCO) has created and released
a model library of its state-of-the-art, high-density, miniaturized, surface-mount multilayer
ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for use within AWR's Microwave Office® design suite. MLCCs are the
most prevalent type of capacitor being utilized at present and their miniature size is well-suited
for use in today's increasingly small electronic devices such as cell phones and notebook computers.
”Users of AWR's Microwave Office software now have immediate and seamless access to Samsung's
MLCC components,” said Kangheon Hur, vice president of Samsung. “Our capacitors provide outstanding
performance, reliability, low cost, and compact size, making them a great choice for AWR customers
working on high-frequency wired and wireless electronic product design.”
The Samsung/AWR MLCC library consists of hundreds of capacitor models, including high-frequency,
high-capacitance, high-voltage, low profile, super small, array and low inductance ceramic
capacitors (LICCs). The component models themselves utilize S-parameter data taken directly from the
actual device characterization process, which in turn yields excellent accuracy of the capacitor's
electrical response within Microwave Office simulations (frequency- and time-domain).
“We are pleased to be able to offer Samsung's MLCC model library to our Microwave Office
customers,” said Ron Patston, AWR vice president, Asia Pacific Operations. “Over the years, our
customers have come to expect not only breadth of models from AWR but also outstanding quality and
accuracy, which Samsung's models deliver. The combination of the powerful and intuitive Microwave
Office design platform with Samsung's MLCC model library provides a top quality solution for
designers of today's complex communications products who require highly accurate models of the
industry's best devices in order to deliver competitive products.”
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung MLCC library is free to AWR customers and the reference data is available from
Samsung's website at (http://www.sem.samsung.com).
About Applied Wave Research, Inc.
Applied Wave Research is a leading supplier of high-frequency 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 with 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
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About Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics was established in 1973 as a manufacturer of key electronic components,
and the company has grown into one of the industry leaders, thanks to cutting-edge technology and
top product quality. As a global player, Samsung Electro-Mechanics will continue to expand worldwide
manufacturing and sales operations and ensure high customer satisfaction by offering the shortest
delivery times. The company's key technologies, superb quality and top-notch management will lead
the way in the digital era, while continuing to satisfy customers and shareholders.
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