TSSI Validation Software to be Taught in French Universitites

Montpellier, France, September 29, 2005 - TSSI today announced a joint university curriculum planning with the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics, and Microelectronics (LIRMM in French), based in Montpellier, France. "As a cross-faculty
research entity of the University of Montpellier and the National Center for Scientific Research," said Laurent Latorre, Associate Professor of the Univertity of Montpellier and head of the National Test Resource Centre for Education (CRTC in French). "we are looking into creating a course for design and test of IC devices at French universities." With many design starts in Europe, the key design and test technology in demand for Ph.D Students and engineers is early design verifications. The course will focus on a TSSI product called, Digital VirtualTester (or DVT™), to verify Agilent 93000 test programs by simulating the IC design in a virtual tester environment.

"We've chosen to work with TSSI," added Laurent Latorre, "because the company provides the industry standard tool with many successful applications. Plus, we hope TSSI's university program could help us cultivate the next wave of design and test engineers."

"We are very pleased to have an opportunity to work with LIRMM as the first European member of our TSSI University Program, which provides design and test tools to unviversity faculty and graduate students around the world." Said Hau Lam, President and CEO of TSSI. "DVT has the best set up for classroom environments where access to physical test equipment is very limited, very similar to the many fabless companies outsourcing test services. IC designers get to select their test process and ATE platform very early on and with confidence." Mr. Lam expects to continue cooperating with more European universities as done in North America and China