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For release: 02 Mar 2010

Forte Becomes OSCI 2010 Global Event Sponsor; Will Co-Sponsor ESCUG, Exhibit at DATE

Forte's Mike Meredith to Present Updates on OSCI Technical Working Group Activities, Will Appear on SystemC Panel During DATE

Forte Design Systems, a leading provider of SystemC high-level synthesis, datapath synthesis, and intellectual property (IP), is a 2010 Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) Global Event Sponsor and will co-sponsor the European SystemC User Group (ESCUG) Meeting.

ESCUG, to be will be held Tuesday, March 9, is collocated with Design Automation & Test Europe (DATE) in Dresden, Germany. Mike Meredith, Forte's vice president of technical marketing and OSCI president, will present an update on technical working group activities and will appear on a panel titled "10 Years of SystemC: SystemC Quo Vadis?"

Forte will exhibit its Cynthesizer SystemC high-level synthesis software at DATE in Booth #46 March 9-11. It will demonstrate its SystemC tools available now and in production use for 10 years, along with its newly acquired CellMath tools and IP for improving area, power and speed for existing register transfer level (RTL) designs.

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About Forte Design Systems
Forte Design Systems is a leading provider of software products that enable design at a higher level of abstraction and improve design results. Its innovative synthesis technologies and intellectual property offerings allow design teams creating complex electronic chips and systems to reduce their overall design and verification time. More than half of the top 20 worldwide semiconductor companies use Forte's products in production today for ASIC, SoC and FPGA design. Forte is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in England, Japan, Korea and the United States. For more information, visit

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Nanette Collins
Forte Design Systems
Phone: 617 437-1822
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