Coveted UPSIDE Hot 100 Award Recognizes Innovation, Leadership and Performance
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2002--Antrim® Design Systems, Inc., provider of the industry's first comprehensive software solution for automating the front-end design of high performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, announced today it has been selected to receive the 2002 Hot 100 Award, UPSIDE's annual award recognizing excellence and innovation among the hottest technology industry startups.
UPSIDE will publish the Hot 100 Award winners in its June 2002 issue and will unveil the winners online at UPSIDE.com.
The 2002 UPSIDE Hot 100 were selected by a team of UPSIDE editors, venture capitalists, financial analysts, market researchers and other industry luminaries who evaluated more than 400 nominations. The UPSIDE Hot 100 Award is judged on a company's technological achievements, customer acceptance of products or services, financial performance, industry partnerships, financial backing, management savvy and marketing.
"We evaluated hundreds of great companies that spanned a broad range of technology market segments, and we are pleased to recognize Antrim Design Systems as one of this year's winners," said Jerry Borrell, editor-in-chief of Upside Magazine. "Over the seven years of its existence, this award has consistently recognized companies that have become the hallmark of excellence in technology, achieving successful IPOs, or merging with other companies. We expect big things from this year's winners and look forward to following Antrim's success."
About the HOT 100 Award:
The Hot 100 was the first annual award to provide recognition for
privately held companies. The Hot 100 Award is Upside's original list
of private companies most likely to achieve an IPO or be active in a
merger and acquisition in the upcoming year. The top 100 companies are
selected by Upside editors and a panel of judges from investment
banking and venture capital companies. These 100 companies are
unranked, but are grouped according to business category.
Judges: Dyan Triffo - Deutsche Bank Dick Kramlich - NEA Robin Vasan - Mayfield Jon Ekoniak - U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Amal Johnson - Lightspeed Jeetil Patel - Deutsche Bank Adam Grosser - Foundation Catpital Farah Champsi - Alta Partners Upside Editors
About Antrim Design Systems
Antrim Design Systems, Inc. provides the world's first comprehensive software solution for automating the front-end design of high performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The company develops and markets design tools, libraries, and services that employ a highly efficient design methodology. Antrim's design tools also protect key circuit and fabrication intellectual property, enabling distribution, transfer or sale to third parties. Visit Antrim at http://www.antrim.com
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Industry Keyword: EDA, Analog and Mixed-signal design
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