The Gold Standard for Accurate Parasitic Extraction and Signal Integrity Solutions


Contact: Jerry Tallinger
VP Marketing & Sales, OEA
(408) 738-5972


Santa Clara, CA – February 17, 2000 - OEA International, Inc., the innovative supplier of electronic design automation products and services, announced the extension of its long-term licensing relationship with Sun Microsystems, Inc., through the signing of an innovative multi-year time-based licensing agreement.   This new volume licensing concept provides Sun with the advantage of access to a variable suite of tools during different phases of the design process.  Under the agreement, OEA is providing to Sun design teams, on a corporate-wide basis, software licenses supporting high accuracy, deep-submicron specialty interconnect extraction and analysis.  These design tools will support the design and development of ICs for Sun's high-performance and high-end microprocessors. 

"Sun has relied on the OEA tools since 1993 for critical clock net extraction and tuning.  OEA has been very responsive to the needs of Sun," said Sunil Joshi, Director of Microelectronics CAD.

"OEA has worked very closely with Sun for many years and has been able to provide the required high accuracy extraction solutions for their cutting-edge chip design needs," said Jerry Tallinger, VP of Marketing & Sales at OEA.

OEA's comprehensive tool suites include NET-AN 3-D Critical Net Parasitic Extractor, CELL-AN 3-D level SPICE Extractor, P-GRID 3-D Power Distribution Network Analyzer, P-PLAN and RING Designer for Power Distribution Network Floorplanning and Design Rule Analysis, RAM Designer a RAM Array Designer/Optimizer, and SPIRAL 3-D Spiral Inductance Design Tool.

OEA International, Inc. designs and licenses state-of-the-art signal integrity software for the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. OEA's software is designed to be extremely high performance and handle very complex models with a high degree of accuracy. OEA products are used to substantially increase engineering productivity and first time success in the design of interconnect and packaging technologies for sophisticated electronic systems and integrated circuits. Additional information is available at

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