AWR Corporation is an electronic design automation (EDA) software company, founded by Dr. Joseph E. Pekarek, with Ted A. Miracco and Dr. Stephen A. Maas. The company, formerly known as Applied Wave Research, Inc., is a privately held Delaware Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Other locations include research and development centers in: San Jose, California; Boulder, Colorado; Helsinki, Finland; and Mequon, Wisconsin. The company has additional subsidiaries operating in the United Kingdom, France and Japan. Investors in AWR include CMEA Ventures, Intel Capital and Synopsys Inc. The company develops, markets, sells and supports engineering software, which provides a computer-based environment for the design of hardware for wireless and high speed digital products. AWR software is used for radio frequency (RF), microwave and high frequency analog circuit and system design. Typical applications include cellular and satellite communications systems and defense electronics including radar, electronic warfare and guidance systems. AWR's product portfolio includes Microwave Office, Visual System Simulator (VSS), Analog Office, APLAC, AXIEM and Analyst. AWR's worldwide customers include companies involved in the design and development of analog and mixed signal semiconductors, wireless communications equipment, aerospace and defense systems.