Intel Enters Technology Licensing Agreement With Numerical Technologies

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Numerical Technologies, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 Numerical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMTC) today announced a multi-year,
 multi-million dollar technology cross-licensing agreement with the
 Intel Corporation for advanced photolithography solutions used in the
 production of high-end semiconductors.
     The agreement gives Intel the rights to use the Numerical patented
 phase-shifting technology and software for the production of advanced
 integrated circuits (ICs).  In addition, Numerical gains access to Intel's
 patents related to advanced lithography, including phase-shift mask
 technology.
     "Intel has always recognized the competitive value of leading-edge process
 technologies," stated Dr. Jai Hakhu, vice president and general manager,
 technology and manufacturing group, vice president, technology and
 manufacturing group, general manager, technology manufacturing engineering,
 Intel Corporation.  "We are pleased that this licensing relationship has
 significant value for both of us."
     "Intel is the recognized industry leader in semiconductor manufacturing,"
 stated Y. C. (Buno) Pati, president and CEO of Numerical Technologies.  "They
 have consistently been early developers and adopters of the most advanced
 process technology solutions, and we are very excited that our successful
 ongoing relationship has resulted in this agreement."
     Numerical's production-proven phase-shifting technology enables
 semiconductor manufacturers to reliably and cost-effectively fabricate
 subwavelength ICs using available optical lithography equipment.  Numerical's
 phase-shifting technology is the only commercially available strong
 phase-shifting technology that is currently used in IC production.  It has
 been used to fabricate transistors as small as 25 nm -- the world's smallest
 transistors manufactured with 248-nm lithography equipment.  Numerical's
 phase-shifting technology is covered under U.S. Patent #5,858,580.
 
    About Numerical:
    Numerical Technologies Inc. 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 on the Web at http://www.numeritech.com .
 
     Safe Harbor:
     This release may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant
 to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties,
 which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
 Those risks include Numerical's continued ability to protect Numerical's
 intellectual property rights, competitive conditions, business and economic
 conditions that affect the growth of the semiconductor industry, timeliness of
 payment from customers for Numerical's intellectual property, the rate of
 adoption of Numerical's technology by the semiconductor industry, and
 litigation related to intellectual property or other issues.  For more
 information about potential factors which could affect Numerical's financial
 results, please refer to the 10-K filed on March 27, 2001 and other filings
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed
 through the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov/ .  Numerical may, from time
 to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements,
 including statements contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission and its reports to shareholders.  Numerical does not undertake to
 update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or
 on behalf of Numerical.
 
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 Numerical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMTC) today announced a multi-year,
 multi-million dollar technology cross-licensing agreement with the
 Intel Corporation for advanced photolithography solutions used in the
 production of high-end semiconductors.
     The agreement gives Intel the rights to use the Numerical patented
 phase-shifting technology and software for the production of advanced
 integrated circuits (ICs).  In addition, Numerical gains access to Intel's
 patents related to advanced lithography, including phase-shift mask
 technology.
     "Intel has always recognized the competitive value of leading-edge process
 technologies," stated Dr. Jai Hakhu, vice president and general manager,
 technology and manufacturing group, vice president, technology and
 manufacturing group, general manager, technology manufacturing engineering,
 Intel Corporation.  "We are pleased that this licensing relationship has
 significant value for both of us."
     "Intel is the recognized industry leader in semiconductor manufacturing,"
 stated Y. C. (Buno) Pati, president and CEO of Numerical Technologies.  "They
 have consistently been early developers and adopters of the most advanced
 process technology solutions, and we are very excited that our successful
 ongoing relationship has resulted in this agreement."
     Numerical's production-proven phase-shifting technology enables
 semiconductor manufacturers to reliably and cost-effectively fabricate
 subwavelength ICs using available optical lithography equipment.  Numerical's
 phase-shifting technology is the only commercially available strong
 phase-shifting technology that is currently used in IC production.  It has
 been used to fabricate transistors as small as 25 nm -- the world's smallest
 transistors manufactured with 248-nm lithography equipment.  Numerical's
 phase-shifting technology is covered under U.S. Patent #5,858,580.
 
    About Numerical:
    Numerical Technologies Inc. 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 on the Web at http://www.numeritech.com .
 
     Safe Harbor:
     This release may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant
 to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties,
 which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
 Those risks include Numerical's continued ability to protect Numerical's
 intellectual property rights, competitive conditions, business and economic
 conditions that affect the growth of the semiconductor industry, timeliness of
 payment from customers for Numerical's intellectual property, the rate of
 adoption of Numerical's technology by the semiconductor industry, and
 litigation related to intellectual property or other issues.  For more
 information about potential factors which could affect Numerical's financial
 results, please refer to the 10-K filed on March 27, 2001 and other filings
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed
 through the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov/ .  Numerical may, from time
 to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements,
 including statements contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission and its reports to shareholders.  Numerical does not undertake to
 update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or
 on behalf of Numerical.
 
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