Acceleware Delivers 100X Speed Up for Solar Cell Simulations

Acceleware and Crosslight Announce Partnership to Provide GPU Acceleration for Optical Semiconductor Simulation Software

Calgary, AB, January 19th, 2010 – Acceleware® Corp. (TSX-V: AXE) a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced a partnership with Crosslight Software to deliver acceleration for thin-film solar cell and image pixel sensor simulations. APSYS™, Crosslight’s 2/3D electrical and electromagnetics simulation tool for semiconductor design, combined with Acceleware’s acceleration solution for the finite difference time domain (FDTD) algorithm now delivers simulation results up to 100X faster than the existing open source solver on a high end workstation.

“The speed up delivered by Acceleware’s FDTD engine is clearly a significant advance for our customers,” said Simon Li, President of Crosslight Software. “This performance will open new doors for our APSYS end users in terms of simulation detail and accuracy, and will enable rapid design iteration and optimization.”

Upon initial testing, Crosslight is pleased to report a 100X speed up of their APSYS solution using Acceleware’s GPU and multi-core enabled software as compared with conventional CPU-based FDTD solvers. Acceleration of the optical design process is especially valuable for APSYS users doing solar cell and image pixel simulations, reducing design cycle time, mitigating technical risk, and optimizing yields. Customer budgets also benefit from the Acceleware FDTD engine and GPU combination that delivers a very cost-efficient solution to achieve outstanding performance.

“We are extremely pleased to count Crosslight as a partner and further expand our presence in the optical and semiconductor markets. In our RF and med-tech markets, faster physics-based simulations using GPUs has already had a profound effect on the design process. We look forward to delivering a similar experience to APSYS end users,” said Michal Okoniewski, Chief Scientist & Interim CEO of Acceleware.

About Crosslight Software
Crosslight Software Inc. is an international company headquartered in greater Vancouver, Canada, which for over a decade has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art TCAD tools for simulation of semiconductor devices and processes. Crosslight Software (Formerly Beamtek Software) was the first commercial company to provide CAD software for electrical and optical modeling of laser diodes (LD), and it has maintained the leadership position in that field since then. Crosslight is among the world's top suppliers of semiconductor TCAD tools with a customer list extending to tens of leading semiconductor manufacturers. Through frequent upgrades of its simulation software packages, Crosslight's people strive to offer the latest in semiconductor device/process modeling while maintaining optimal performance of the software.

About Acceleware
Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to leverage heterogeneous, multi-core processing hardware without rewriting their applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware.

Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide such as Philips, Boston Scientific, Samsung, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Nokia, LG, RIM, Medtronic, Hitachi, Fujifilm, FDA, Mitsubishi, Sony Ericsson, AGC, NTT DOCOMO, and Renault to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business decisions in areas such as electronic manufacturing, oil & gas, medical and security imaging, industrial and consumer products, financial, and academic research. For more information about Acceleware, please visit www.acceleware.com.

Acceleware is a public company on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE.

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Charlee Forbrigger, Acceleware Corp.
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