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AWR Press Release - September 21, 2009

AWR and WIN Semiconductors Announce Process Design Kit for H2W PH50-00 GaAs Foundry Process

Fully exploits advanced WIN process and AWR Microwave Office® 2009 software

Click to visit the Applied Wave Research websiteEl Segundo, CA — September 30, 2009 — AWR and WIN Semiconductors Corporation (WIN) today announced the release of the WIN/AWR H2W PH50-00 process design kit (PDK). The PDK for the WIN PH50-00 GaAs enhancement/depletion-mode pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) and heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) foundry process is the latest in AWR’s series of PDKs available for monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) designers.

WIN PH50-00 is a high-frequency, high-power MMIC process that has been in production since 2007. Until now, PDKs and design tools have lacked the technology needed to take full advantage of the advanced features in the process. However, the new WIN/AWR PDK announced today fully exploits the process along with the unique, innovative technologies in the latest version of Microwave Office software (v2009), as well as AWR’s ACE™ automatic circuit extraction technology, AXIEM™ 3D planar electromagnetic simulator, and APLAC® multi-rate harmonic balance (MRHB™) simulator. The WIN/AWR PP50-00 PDK can be resident in Microwave Office software simultaneously with packaging and other foundry PDKs to provide a complete module co-design environment.

“The latest WIN/AWR PDK provides customers with the most accurate models available for pHEMT and HBT process technologies,” said Gary St. Onge, senior vice president of international sales at WIN Semiconductors. "By facilitating our customers’ design flow with advanced compound semiconductor processes as well as advanced EDA tools and flows, we bridge the gap from design concept to working product.”

“The PH50-00 process from WIN Semiconductors continues to win high praise from MMIC designers around the world,” said Sherry Hess, vice president of marketing at AWR. “Its versatility is unmatched in enabling high levels of integration and performance. These achievements make the process exceptionally well suited for the most complex, functionally-dense MMICs. The AWR/WIN PH50-00 PDK allows designers to embrace the full potential of the PH50-00 process.”

Pricing and Availability
The AWR/WIN PH50-00 PDK is available for immediate use within AWR’s Microwave Office v2009 software. All AWR/WIN PDKs are distributed by WIN Semiconductor and available free of charge to qualifying customers. Visit to locate the nearest WIN representative.

About WIN Semiconductors
WIN Semiconductors Corp., established in October 1999, is the world’s largest pure-play 6-inch GaAs foundry. WIN has established two advanced GaAs wafer fabs for high-volume, RF GaAs MMICs (monolithic microwave ICs). WIN provides foundry services to fabless design houses and IDM partners. WIN supplies leading edge HBT and pHEMT MMIC fabrication services to worldwide IC manufacturers, using state-of-the-art GaAs process technology. The company is headquartered at 69 Technology 7th Rd., Hwaya Technology Park, Kuei Shan Hsiang, Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan 333. For more information about WIN Semiconductors, please call +886-3-397-5999, email WIN at, or visit

About AWR
AWR is the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software that dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. The company’s core technology is unique among high-frequency EDA platforms in that it is inherently open and flexible. AWR continually strengthens its product portfolio with innovative new technologies that enable faster, more streamlined product development, the most recent of which are the ACE™, RFA™, and AXIEM™ tools. The privately-held company has thousands of active users and is headquartered at 1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El Segundo, Calif. 90245. For more information about AWR and its products, please visit

© 2009 AWR Corporation. AWR, the AWR logo, and Microwave Office are registered trademarks, and ACE, AXIEM, RFA, and Visual System Simulator are trademarks of AWR Corporation. All others may be trademarks of their respective holders.



Sherry Hess
Vice President of Marketing
AWR Corporation
(310) 726-3000

Posted  10/2/2009

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