Golden Opportunities Fund, Key Investor in Solido Design Automation Inc.

February 13, 2007

Release Date: February 13, 2007

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
For Immediate Release
February 13, 2007

Golden Opportunities Fund, Key Investor in Solido Design Automation Inc.

Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. is pleased to announce that one of its portfolio companies, Solido Design Automation Inc., has executed a key business partnership with Japan based Aisys Corporation. Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. completed an investment of $2,000,000 in Solido Design Automation by way of convertible preferred shares in September 2006 as part of a $6,500,000 financing to roll out its analog/mixed signal software technology.

Grant Kook, CEO and Chairman of Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. indicates that “Golden is about investing in proven investment management teams with leading edge technologies. This definition could not be more true in the case of our investment in Solido Design Automation Inc. Mr. Amit Gupta, President/CEO and his management team have built and sold a previous successful company in the analog design space in the past, but had to do so in another province due to the lack of available venture capital at that time in Saskatchewan. This time we are excited to be able to keep their success in this province as a result of the capital that now exists from Golden Opportunities Fund and our syndicated partners.”

“The press release issued by Solido Design Automation on January 23, 2007 announces a strategic business partnership with Japan’s Aisys Corporation which is truly a milestone for the company given the demand from the Japanese market for Solido’s technology.” indicated Mr. Kook

Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. is Saskatchewan’s #1 selling and investment Labour-sponsored Fund, having raised over $83 million in share capital to date from approximately 13,000 shareholders. The Fund has completed 89 investment transactions in 59 different Saskatchewan growth companies across 10 different industry sectors for diversification, impacting the future of Saskatchewan.

For additional information please contact Mr. Grant Kook, CEO/Chairman of Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. at (306) 652-5557 or Mr. Amit Gupta at (306) 382-4100.

Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

The following is additional information on Solido’s Strategic Business Partnership with Aisys Corporation:

Solido Design Automation Announces Strategic Business Partnership with Japan’s Aisys Corporation

Partnership signals demand in Japanese market for advanced analog/ mixed-signal, custom digital and memory design software
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, CANADA – January 23, 2007 — Solido Design Automation, pioneers in transistor-level design enhancement solutions for analog/mixed-signal, custom digital and memory design, today announced a strategic business partnership with Aisys Corporation in Japan. This partnership will accelerate Solido’s technology adoption in the growing Japanese semiconductor design market by utilizing Aisys’ customer relationships and their experienced skill-set as a virtual subsidiary.

“We are very fortunate to be working with Tomio Okachi, and the entire Aisys team,” said Amit Gupta, president and CEO of Solido Design Automation. “Tomio’s relationships with the key analog/mixed-signal, custom digital and memory semiconductor companies have already proven to be of great value to Solido and will be an asset to our business expansion efforts in Japan.”

Tomio Okachi has over 21 years of high technology business experience and spends the majority of his time working with Western companies to help them establish strong business relationships throughout Japan. After graduating from the Science University of Tokyo, Okachi-san worked as a field application engineer at Intel Japan. In 1986, he was recruited by Western Digital Japan, where he provided the main technical support for the emerging graphics controller LSI marketplace. In 1990, Okachi-san joined Aisys Corporation as a corporate director, becoming president in 2002.

“Our discussions with major Japanese semiconductor companies has validated that Solido is on the forefront of providing technology that addresses emerging challenges in transistor-level design,” said Tomio Okachi, President, Aisys Corporation. “The combination of our sales, consulting and systems integration services with Solido’s technology will give Japanese customers an unparalleled solution for their analog/mixed-signal and custom digital and memory needs.”

Solido Design Automation will be exhibiting at the Electronics Design and Solution Fair 2007 (EDS Fair) at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, January 25 – 26 in booth # 221. For more information on EDS Fair please see To setup an appointment to meet with Solido please visit

About Aisys Corporation
Aisys Corporation, founded in 1987, has always introduced high-value technologies by high-tech venture companies to the Japanese IT market, including semiconductors and advanced software. Aisys embarked on the growing area of multimedia and streaming field in 2004, having several experts. Today, Aisys is providing not only consulting services but also sales and system integration services for its premium customers, including broadcasters, educational facilities and enterprise customers. As a consultant, Aisys led more than 80 foreign high-tech companies successfully to the Japanese market, and as a system sales and integrator, Aisys recorded several remarkable projects with the most advanced MPEG4 companies, including Envivio and Nextreaming. For additional information, visit at

About Solido Design Automation
Solido Design Automation Inc. is an electronic design automation (EDA) company pioneering transistor-level design enhancement solutions for analog/mixed-signal design, as well as custom digital and memory design. Founded by the same entrepreneurs who created Analog Design Automation, the company is privately held and headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For further information, visit or call 306-382-4100.

Editorial Contact:
PR for Solido Design Automation – Cayenne Communication LLC
Michelle Clancy, 252-940-0981,