Acceleware Announces Partnership With Agilent
Technologies to Provide Simulation Acceleration to Antenna Modeling
Design System Customers
Combined Technology Increases Simulation Processing Speeds by More
Than 35 Times
MUNICH, GERMANY--(MARKET WIRE)--Oct 9, 2007 -- Acceleware® Corp. (CDNX:AXE.V - News), a leading
developer of high performance computing (HPC) solutions, today announced a partnership agreement
through which Agilent® Technologies (NYSE:A - News) will resell the Acceleware acceleration products
throughout its worldwide sales organization to Agilent Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS(TM))
Agilent is the leading supplier of electronic design automation (EDA(TM)) software for
high-frequency system, circuit and modeling applications. Acceleware develops the fastest
electromagnetic solver technology available on the market. These combined technologies will produce
immense benefits for AMDS customers by increasing speeds of simulation processing by more than 35
times, thus reducing the time required to run a typical simulation from 10 hours to under 20
"Acceleware's technology significantly improves the productivity of our users in areas such as
Antenna design for wireless appliances and signal integrity by increasing the speed and size of
simulations they can perform," said Erwin De Baetselier, product marketing manager with Agilent's
EEsof EDA division. "Simulating devices with AMDS typically reduces design cycle time significantly,
eliminating up to 75 percent of the modeling and setup time required by other types of EM
Agilent's AMDS is dedicated to antenna design applications. It imports, meshes and simulates an
entire wireless device together with its surrounding real-world environment to analyze its
compliance with standards such as hearing aid compatibility, specific absorption rate, antenna
diversity and multiple-input, multiple-output.
Acceleware's products, Accelerator(TM) Board and ClusterInABox(TM), are based on NVIDIA's GPU
Computing architecture and when paired with Agilent's AMDS offer a high-speed turnkey simulation
solution that can model antenna performance and cell phone regulatory compliance for cell phone
manufacturers. Users of this combined Agilent/Acceleware offering are able to shorten the length of
their design cycle while greatly increasing their level of accuracy. This solution is delivered as a
deskside supercomputer that is simple to manage and available on-demand for engineers. Users
additionally benefit from a significantly lower total cost of ownership as compared to traditional
solutions of large, server room based computer clusters.
"AMDS customers are continually challenged with shorter product development cycles for many
complex products," said Ryan Schneider, Acceleware's chief technology officer. "Our solution allows
AMDS users to push the boundaries of innovation by shortening the time scales required to deliver
faster and better quality products, which will ultimately provide the best possible customer
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and
measurement equipment. Additional information about all of Agilent's EDA software offerings is
available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
Acceleware specializes in the development and marketing of special purpose software/hardware
acceleration products used to reduce design simulation and data processing run-times of high
performance computing (HPC) applications such as cell phone design, seismic data processing, printed
circuit board design, drug discovery, photonic/communications devices design, oil reservoir
simulation, lithography mask design, bio-medical imaging and others.
Acceleware products are distributed by computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering
(CAE) software companies to end-users at the world's largest organizations in a wide range of
industries. In each vertical market, Acceleware's third-generation board-level and engineering
workstation products accelerate simulation and processing algorithms by a factor of 10 times or
more, on average, reducing runtimes from multiple hours to minutes. Acceleware is a public company
on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE.
For more information about Acceleware, please visit www.acceleware.com.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A - News) is the world's premier measurement company and a
technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's
19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion
in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.