Company signs JEDAT as its exclusive distributor in Japan and opens India Office

Portland, Oregon, October 17, 2007 – FishTail Design Automation, Inc., the golden timing constraints company, today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with JEDAT in Japanand the opening of a wholly-owned subsidiary, FishTail India Pvt Ltd, in India.

“We have seen tremendous interest in our products in Japan and India,” stated Ajay Daga, founder and CEO of FishTail Design Automation.  “The addition of JEDAT, with its established reputation and expertise in Japan, and our new subsidiary in India will position us to better address the needs of these important markets.”

“We are looking forward to this partnership as we believe that FishTail offers the most comprehensive and cutting-edge tools for constraint generation, verification and management,” added Tokuya Fujioka, Director from JEDAT Inc. “Complete and correct constraints is now viewed as an absolute must for the successful on-time tapeout of complex designs, and so we believe that the market potential for FishTail products in Japan is very promising.”

JEDAT Inc., formally the EDA Systems Division of SII (Seiko Instruments Inc.) focuses on the fields of full-custom design, DFM, and mask verification, which have traditionally been their strengths while they further hone their competitiveness. JEDAT, a leader in these EDA fields, provides optimum solutions to customers all over the world.

About FishTail Design Automation
Founded in 2002, FishTail Design Automation has set its sights on tackling the difficult problem of precise constraints on chip timing – the area where the success or failure of a design is ultimately determined.  The company’s patented technology improves chip implementation by automatically generating and verifying exceptions to single-cycle clocking from RTL and netlist descriptions. FishTail is privately funded. For more information about FishTail, please visit the company’s website at

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