|SAN JOSE, California, June 11, 2001¾The Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association (JEITA) and the EDA (Electronic
Design Automation) Consortium today announced a joint cooperation
agreement in support of the annual Electronic Design and Solution
(EDS) Fair. With the support the EDA ConsortiumÕs 119 members companies,
the cooperation raises worldwide awareness of the EDS Fair and supports
greater participation of global exhibitors and attendees, provides
a broader view of EDA technology, expands the EDA market in Japan,
and establishes better communication between worldwide EDA companies
and other electronic design industries. In its ninth year, the EDS
Fair is the most comprehensive event in Japan for designers of electronic
products with 90 exhibitors including EDA, IP, FPGA/PLD, IC vendors
and design houses.
JEITA is a primary sponsor of the EDS Fair and its subordinate organization,
the EDA Technical Committee, substantially manages the EDS Fair. The
mission of the EDS Fair is to fulfill todayÕs requirements for new
solutions by combining advanced technologies and to contribute to,
and further promote, the development and growth of electronics and
"This cooperation opens the door for new collaborative efforts
and enhanced relationships between electronic companies worldwide.
We believe our collaboration, through an internationalization of the
EDS Fair, will bring substantial benefits to the electronics industry
in Japan" said Takashi Kambe, Chairman of the EDA Technical Committee
of JEITA and Deputy Division General Manager of Design Technology
Development Laboratories, Integrated Circuits Group, SHARP Corporation.
"Our goal was to provide a focused event in Japan for our member
companies and we are very pleased that JEITA, as the sponsor of the
EDS Fair, has entered into this mutually beneficial agreement with
EDA Consortium." said Ray Bingham, Chairman of EDA Consortium
and CEO and president of Cadence Design Systems.
"We are delighted to actively support the Electronic Design and
Solution Fair," added Pamela Parrish, executive director of the
EDA Consortium. "As the premiere event in Japan, the EDS Fair
offers designers the most advanced technology solutions for the evolution
of electronic products."
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"We will be able to enrich the EDS Fair by establishing a cooperation
with EDA Consortium" said Tamotsu Hiwatashi, Chairman of the
EDS Fair and Senior Manager of Planning Department of System LSI Division,
Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company. "Consequently, the
EDS Fair will provide designers in Japan with the most advanced information
available, also, it will provide new business opportunities to design
solution companies in the United States, Europe and other regions
in the world. The cooperation of JEITA and EDA Consortium will promote
further evolution of the industry."
The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
(JEITA) was inaugurated on November 1, 2000, through the merger of
the Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) and
Electronic Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ). At the time of
its establishment, JEITAÕs membership included 422 full members (including
10 associations) and 158 associate members (including nine associations),
for a total of 580 members. For more information, visit www.jeita.org.jp.
*About Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is the fundamental means by which
electronic engineering ideas become reality. EDA provides the software
and design services vital to the creation and delivery of the worldÕs
electronic products. EDA products and services are used by virtually
every major semiconductor and electronics systems company in the world
including: computer, communications, consumer electronics, medical
and aerospace. The industry employs over 20,000 people and more than
500,000 people use its tools and services.
*About the EDA Consortium
Founded in 1989, the EDA Consortium is an international association
of companies engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of
electronic design automation tools and services. The ConsortiumÕs
mission is to promote the health of the industry and does so by leading
forums to discuss industry issues, sponsoring the DAC and DATE conferences,
and disseminating relevant information such as revenue statistics
through the Market Statistics Service. The Consortium is composed
of a board of directors of industry CEOs with active committees and
For more information, contact EDA Consortium, 111 West Saint John
Street, Suite 220, San Jose, California, 95113, USA,
office 408-287-3322, fax 408-283-5283, or visit www.edac.org.
The information supplied by the EDA Consortium and JEITA is
believed to be accurate and reliable, and they assume no responsibility
for any errors that may appear in this document. All trademarks and
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