CMOS Image Sensor Chip Maker Works with AST to Implement ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity DesignSync Solution Across its Global Design Facilities, Improving Productivity and Overall Time-to-MarketWESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 26, 2006— Dassault Systemes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity(R) DesignSync(R), its semiconductor design data management platform, has been selected by Advasense, a maker of high quality CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) products for the mobile phone industry. Advasense worked with Advanced Semiconductor Technology (AST), the local representative and support center for ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity software in Israel.
As camera phones have become increasingly ubiquitous in the mobile device market, Advasense has seen a huge increase in demand for its CIS products, as they help to solve one of the biggest problems with today's generation of camera phones--that image sensors do not have the low-light sensitivity required to take pictures in many common environments such as museums, restaurants, clubs, and even outdoors at night time. By using ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity DesignSync solution, Advasense will be able to streamline its design process and improve information sharing across the company, positively impacting the time it takes to get its chips to market.
"As the mobile device industry has matured, it has become a given that devices will continue to get smaller while at the same time needing to be packed with even more features," said Ari Jaliff VP VLSI Operations of Advasense. "There is an incredible opportunity here for Advasense as demand increases for solutions like our advanced CMOS Image Sensor, which can give one device a real advantage over other competing camera phone-devices. It was imperative that our organization improve our collaboration and design tools so that we are in the best position possible to take advantage of this growing market demand."
At Advasense, ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity DesignSync solution will interface with the company's Cadence tools and will be used to manage the company's data, complex design environment and to control all hand-offs from concept to tape out.
"Successful information sharing within semiconductor development companies is as essential piece of not only competing, but succeeding in today's global economy," added Fabrice Mekersi, sales director, EMEA electronics industry solutions, ENOVIA MatrixOne. "With ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity DesignSync, companies like Advasense will be able to better compete with the larger semiconductor companies and use its reduced cycle time/improved time-to-market as a real advantage."
"ENOVIA MatrixOne's Synchronicity DesignSync solution is a perfect fit for companies like Advasense that have a strong market opportunity and need to make sure that their business and information management processes are working efficiently and helping them to reach their goals," commented Uri Farkash, Director of EDA Operations at Advanced Semiconductor Technology. "With our organization's expertise and ENOVIA MatrixOne's superior product, the sky really is the limit for Advasense."
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Advasense Technologies (2004) Ltd. ( www.advasense.com) develops advanced CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) products, mainly for the fast growing mobile phone market. The company's products enhance mobile phone cameras, giving users Digital Still Camera (DSC) image quality for all lighting conditions in a mobile form factor. Since its inception, Advasense has focused on developing 3 MegaPixel and higher resolution CIS products, addressing camera phone-specific market needs. As a result, Advasense's innovative CIS technology achieves better image quality for all lighting conditions and significantly improves low-light sensitivity. Its carefully selected team of skilled and experienced professionals makes Advasense a best-of-breed CIS development and manufacturing organization. Advasense is a privately held fabless semiconductor company, founded in 2004 and backed by BlueRun Ventures and Giza Ventures.
About Advanced Semiconductor Technology
Advanced Semiconductor Technology Ltd. (AST) is a privately held Israeli Corporation with affiliates in San Jose, California and in Iasi, Romania. Founded in 1986, the company provides ASIC Design Services and distributes Advanced Electronic Components and Design Automation tools to the Israeli Hi-Tech industry. AST is located in Raanana, about 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, right in the center of the Israel Hi-Tech scene. The company is certified to the ISO9001:2000 QMS and prides itself for its high quality service to its customers.
About ENOVIA MatrixOne
MatrixOne, Inc. was acquired by Paris-based Dassault Systemes in May, 2006 and today is part of its ENOVIA PLM Collaborative Environment family of solutions. The ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions enable companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. ENOVIA MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 850 companies use ENOVIA MatrixOne solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, New Balance, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, REI, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. ENOVIA MatrixOne ( www.matrixone.com) is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
About Dassault Systemes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systemes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit: http://www.3ds.com.
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