Bluespec Expands into Japanese Market

Waltham, Mass. – May 8, 2008 – Bluespec Inc., developers of the industry's only general purpose high-level synthesis solution, today announced it has entered into an agreement with CYBERNET SYSTEMS Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, as its distributor in Japan. CYBERNET, a leading distributor of CAE, EDA and IT tools in Japan, currently represents leading U.S.-based companies such as Cadence and The MathWorks. Under the new agreement, CYBERNET will market, sell and support Bluespec’s high-level synthesis and simulation toolsets to Japan’s leading semiconductor and systems companies.

"CYBERNET, with its excellent customer reputation, solid understanding of the EDA market and substantial sales, training and consulting services infrastructure, makes a terrific Bluespec partner to enter the Japanese market," said Charlie Hauck, CEO of Bluespec, Inc. "Expecting to build on our strong customer momentum in North America, Europe and India, we are excited to be able to offer Japan the industry’s only synthesizable models, testbenches and general purpose high-level implementations, supporting both control and algorithmic IP."

"Our customers are looking for ways to significantly improve verification and accelerate software development. By enabling a dramatic improvement in both design productivity and quality, Bluespec now makes FPGA emulation a viable option for mainstream development including architectural exploration, verification and software development," said Kuniaki Tanaka, president of CYBERNET SYSTEMS. "With a silicon-proven solution that addresses our customers’ fundamental issues, Bluespec is an important addition to our EDA portfolio and part of our strategy to be the leading vendor of EDA tools in Japan." "Bluespec will be an excellent fit for the Japanese market, with its emphasis on avoiding issues by building quality into design," said Arklin Kee, vice president of business development for Bluespec, Inc. "CYBERNET’s decision to represent Bluespec reinforces our confidence in the demand we expect for our technology from this important market."

Contact George Harper, Bluespec’s vice president of marketing, for more details. He can be reached at (781) 250-2200 or via email at info@bluespec.com.

About Bluespec

With Bluespec, models and test benches can be synthesized along with legacy IP to employ emulation much earlier for modeling, verification and early software development. Bluespec makes emulation much easier, more affordable, and deployable from concept to volume silicon. With the only solutions built on atomic transactions, proven technology for managing and simplifying large-scale hardware concurrency, Bluespec provides the only general-purpose, high-level synthesis toolset for any use model (models, testbenches, production IP) and design type (datapath, control, interconnect). More information can be found on www.bluespec.com or by calling (781) 250-2200.

About Cybernet Systems

Cybernet Systems is one of the leading providers of analysis and simulation software for a wide variety of industries and educational/R&D institutions. It provides a wide range of cutting-edge technology software solutions in technological computation fields, especially related to CAE. It provides software, educational services, technical support and consulting services in various businesses and application fields such as electric, transportation and precision equipment, machinery, and educational and research institutes. It responds to diverse customer needs by promoting a wide range of world-class CAE software for structural, acoustic, mechanical, control system, communications system, illumination analyses, signal processing and optical design. Cybernet Systems has contracts with over 2,500 corporations, as well as with a large number of governmental agencies, universities and research institutions throughout Japan. For more information, see www.cybernet.co.jp.