Electronic Business Ranks Numerical Technologies as Number One in Its 30 Best Small Electronics Companies List

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Numerical Technologies, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr. 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Numerical Technologies (Nasdaq: NMTC) today announced it has achieved the top
 ranking in Electronic Business' annual 30 Best Small Electronics Companies
 list. Numerical, which went public in April 2000 and achieved profitability in
 the business quarter ending last December -- three quarters ahead of schedule
 -- is the leading provider of the subwavelength technologies required to
 produce today's most advanced integrated circuits (ICs).
     The listing appeared in this month's issue of Electronic Business.
 According to the publication, it started with a list of more than
 150 companies and narrowed the list down to the best 30, based on
 "quantitative factors such as profitability, quarter-to-quarter revenue growth
 and future growth potential. Qualitative attributes such as innovation,
 leadership and technology were also taken into account."(1)
     "Naturally, we are extremely pleased with this recognition," said
 Y.C. (Buno) Pati, Numerical's president and chief executive officer. "It
 highlights both the importance of Numerical's technology and its growing
 adoption in the semiconductor industry. Just as importantly, it showcases the
 success we have had with our intellectual-property-based business model,
 whereby we share with our customers and partners both the risks and the
 rewards from adopting our technology."
     The Electronic Business listing is the second time this year that
 Numerical has been recognized for its business success by a leading business
 publication. In February, Forbes ASAP included the Company in its list of top
 100 fastest growing companies in the United States.(2)
     About Numerical Technologies:  Numerical Technologies, Inc., ranked as one
 of the 100 fastest growing technology companies by Forbes ASAP, develops and
 markets proprietary technology, software tools and services that enable the
 semiconductor industry to produce subwavelength integrated circuits, i.e.,
 integrated circuits with components smaller than the wavelength of light used
 to create circuit patterns on silicon. Numerical's products and industry
 alliances form a comprehensive design-to-silicon solution that enables the
 creation of smaller, faster and more power-efficient semiconductors using
 available manufacturing equipment. Numerical's customers include the world's
 leading semiconductor companies, design automation tool vendors, semiconductor
 equipment suppliers and photomask manufacturers. Additional information about
 the company is available an the Web at http://www.numeritech.com.
 
     (1) Electronic Business, April 2001, p. 77
     (2) Forbes ASAP, February 19, 2001  p. 109
 
 

SOURCE Numerical Technologies, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr. 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Numerical Technologies (Nasdaq: NMTC) today announced it has achieved the top
 ranking in Electronic Business' annual 30 Best Small Electronics Companies
 list. Numerical, which went public in April 2000 and achieved profitability in
 the business quarter ending last December -- three quarters ahead of schedule
 -- is the leading provider of the subwavelength technologies required to
 produce today's most advanced integrated circuits (ICs).
     The listing appeared in this month's issue of Electronic Business.
 According to the publication, it started with a list of more than
 150 companies and narrowed the list down to the best 30, based on
 "quantitative factors such as profitability, quarter-to-quarter revenue growth
 and future growth potential. Qualitative attributes such as innovation,
 leadership and technology were also taken into account."(1)
     "Naturally, we are extremely pleased with this recognition," said
 Y.C. (Buno) Pati, Numerical's president and chief executive officer. "It
 highlights both the importance of Numerical's technology and its growing
 adoption in the semiconductor industry. Just as importantly, it showcases the
 success we have had with our intellectual-property-based business model,
 whereby we share with our customers and partners both the risks and the
 rewards from adopting our technology."
     The Electronic Business listing is the second time this year that
 Numerical has been recognized for its business success by a leading business
 publication. In February, Forbes ASAP included the Company in its list of top
 100 fastest growing companies in the United States.(2)
     About Numerical Technologies:  Numerical Technologies, Inc., ranked as one
 of the 100 fastest growing technology companies by Forbes ASAP, develops and
 markets proprietary technology, software tools and services that enable the
 semiconductor industry to produce subwavelength integrated circuits, i.e.,
 integrated circuits with components smaller than the wavelength of light used
 to create circuit patterns on silicon. Numerical's products and industry
 alliances form a comprehensive design-to-silicon solution that enables the
 creation of smaller, faster and more power-efficient semiconductors using
 available manufacturing equipment. Numerical's customers include the world's
 leading semiconductor companies, design automation tool vendors, semiconductor
 equipment suppliers and photomask manufacturers. Additional information about
 the company is available an the Web at http://www.numeritech.com.
 
     (1) Electronic Business, April 2001, p. 77
     (2) Forbes ASAP, February 19, 2001  p. 109
 
 SOURCE  Numerical Technologies, Inc.