Bookham adopts Agilent's MMIC Design-flow Solution

April 22, 2003
Caswell, Northampton, UK, April 22, 2003. Bookham Technology has migrated its MMIC model and design libraries to the latest release of Agilent Technologies' Advanced Design System software - ADS 2003A. Under an early adopter program, Bookham has been working with Agilent to improve the finished software and to ensure a smooth transfer for its customers who will be using the new release in the near future

Caswell, Northampton, UK, April 22, 2003. Bookham Technology has migrated its MMIC model and design libraries to the latest release of Agilent Technologies' Advanced Design System software - ADS 2003A. Under an early adopter program, Bookham has been working with Agilent to improve the finished software and to ensure a smooth transfer for its customers who will be using the new release in the near future.

"ADS is the most comprehensive suite of design-flow software available, and it's used by many of the serious MMIC designers in the world, and many are also using our foundry processes," said Ray Taylor, Business Manager, RF MMICS & Foundry Products, Bookham Technology. "It's essential for our customers' success that we provide full support for new releases of ADS from day one and to make sure that our design libraries work seamlessly with it."

"Microwave designers are the core of our business," said Joe Civello, ADS platform manager for Agilent EEsof EDA. "We are continuing to provide products and solutions that large or small companies can start and grow with, allowing them to maximize the return on their MMIC EDA investment. The early adopter program is a key part of ensuring that ADS benefits from the experience of the leading designers and foundries like Bookham, and so continues to meet their needs and those of their customers."

Bookham Technology is a major player in the GaAs MMIC market. Its Caswell foundry has the longest continuous history of GaAs development in the world, going back to 1962, and has retained over 100 man-years of experience in GaAs MMIC design.

Bookham's devices span commercial professional communications applications, including aerospace and military microwave markets, in addition to radio access, point-to-point links and point-to-multipoint links, including Wireless LANs, Wireless Local Loops and Microwave Multipoint Distribution Systems.

For more information, visit www.bookham.com .

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