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For Immediate Release
CTC, Kenichi Sasaki, ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation ,+81-3-5728-7037,
PR Dept., Simpod, (408) 330-9300,


CTC To Support Customers Using DeskPOD for fast, accurate processor modeling

SANTA CLARA, California, and TOKYO, Japan-February 1, 2001 - Simpod Inc., an EDA company in the embedded systems verification space, today announced that it is partnering with ITOCHU Techno-Science Corporation ("CTC") of Tokyo, Japan.

CTC is acting as Simpod's distributor and agent in Japan and is providing sales and support for Simpod's DeskPOD™ product to companies involved in the design and verification of systems using popular microprocessors such as those from Motorola (NYSE:MOT), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and MIPS (NASDAQ: MIPS).

Hideko Duscha, Simpod's Vice President of Corporate Business Development, noted, "We are establishing a presence in Japan because we are seeing a growing demand for our silicon-based models, as design teams seek faster and more accurate verification solutions. We selected CTC because it is one of the best and leading distributors of EDA tools."

"We are pleased to have Simpod as a partner. Their product fits well with the needs of our growing customer base," said Shinji Iyobe, General Manager of the EDA Solution Department for ITOCHU Techno-Science Corporation (CTC). "Accurate modeling of microprocessor-based designs is very important to our customers, especially to those in the communications market."

More About DeskPOD
DeskPOD improves verification of embedded systems designs by using the actual processor silicon to model designs faster and more accurately. Multiple DeskPOD units can be incorporated into the verification process to deliver a complete board or system simulation environment. DeskPOD models are tightly coupled with today's most popular logic simulators including those from Cadence Design Systems (NYSE:CDN), Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS), Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ:MENT) and Fintronic USA.

About Simpod, Inc.
Simpod, Inc. offers high-performance hardware modeling systems for use in the design and verification of digital electronic systems. The company's technologies are incorporated in its DeskPOD product for use in the design and verification of embedded systems. More information about the company and its products may be obtained from the World Wide Web at


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Itochu Techno-Science Corp., 6-30, Aobadai 3-chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0032 Japan
+81 3-5728-7037 , FAX: +81 3-5728-7009 Attn: Kenichi Sasaki,

United States
Simpod Inc., 3080 Olcott Street, Suite 135C, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Phone: (408) 330-9300, Fax: (408) 330-9301, Attn: PR dept,

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