Summit Design Selected By EDN As A Finalist In Its 2003 Innovation of the Year Award Competition
February 27, 2004

Burlington, MA - February 16, 2004

System Architect Named In "EDA: Design Exploration" Category
Burlington, MA - February, 16, 2004 - Summit Design, Inc., the world leader in electronic system-level (ESL) design solutions and methodologies, today announced that its System ArchitectTM, a novel system modeling and validation solution, was selected from a field of hundreds as a finalist for this year's EDN Innovation Awards.

System Architect was recognized in the "EDA: Design Exploration" category. It provides significant strategic value for first-time success in silicon design and implementation, allowing engineers to profile and analyze different architecture metrics from the specification phase down to RTL levels. Its unique set of System Architect Instrumented Functions (SAIF) can be instrumented into HW functional code, SW execution threads, or used to describe high-level, token-based models that only simulate system transactions. During simulation, System Architect can analyze functional and silicon resource tradeoffs, and profile transactions, bus utilizations, throughput and latencies, interrupt latencies and SW distribution, cache hit and misses, and other attributes, enabling engineers to make sound architectural decisions.

In this final week of voting, EDN's worldwide audience of electronics engineers and engineering managers will use an online ballot to select the ultimate winner from among the finalists. To vote for System Architect as EDN's "EDA: Design Exploration" Innovation of the Year, please visit the EDN Access Web site at, and cast your vote. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on March 29, 2004 in San Francisco and will appear in print on April 15th.

"Our Innovation program always gets an outstanding set of entries," said EDN Editor-in-Chief Maury Wright. "With many worthy products barely missing the cut, the chosen finalists should be very proud of their selection. I look forward to meeting with all of the participants at the awards banquet."

"We feel honored to receive such outstanding recognition from EDN Magazine as to have our System Architect counted among the finalists," said Guy Moshe, president and CEO of Summit Design. "By simulating and analyzing the performance of various hardware and software architecture configurations early in the design cycle, design engineers using System Architect gain a high level of silicon optimization and confidence that the system can handle its tasks properly - well before significant time, money, and resources are invested in implementation."

About EDN
EDN, the premier design magazine of the electronics industry, is published by Reed Business Information. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, EDN serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. The EDN franchise includes EDN, EDN Europe, EDN Asia, EDN China, EDN Japan, and, the only full-content, EOEM publication and Web site.

About Summit Design
Summit Design is a leading international supplier of software products addressing engineering challenges met during the specification and implementation design phases of complex hardware/software systems. The world's top electronics companies use Summit Design's products to increase engineering productivity, shorten time-to-market, and improve product quality. Summit Design is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. with offices in Europe, Japan, Israel, and ROA. For more information on Summit and its products, visit