Virage Logic will Present Tutorial on SoC Yield and Reliability at DATE 2003

2/25/2003 - Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class application-optimized semiconductor IP platforms, announced Yervant Zorian, Ph.D, the chief scientist and vice president of Virage Logic, will present a tutorial on Monday, March 3, 2003 at the Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference in Munich, Germany. As a part of the IEEE Computer Society TTTC Test Technology Educational Program (TTEP) 2003, the tutorial will focus on infrastructure IP for System-on-Chip (SoC) yield.

Dr. Zorian, current vice president of the IEEE Computer Society for Technical Activities, editor-in-chief emeritus of the IEEE Design and Test of Computers and past chair of the IEEE's TTTC, will discuss key trends and challenges resulting in manufacturing susceptibility and field reliability that necessitates the use of such IP. Infrastructure IP ensures the manufacturability of the SoC to achieve the optimum levels of chip yield and reliability. The tutorial will concentrate on several examples of embedded IP for test, diagnosis, repair and fault tolerance.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to speak at this year's DATE conference and to discuss trends and strategies that are earmarking the best in manufacturing and reliability," said Adam Kablanian, CEO and president, Virage Logic. "Infrastructure IP is at the heart of our key strategic initiative to deliver application-optimized semiconductor IP platforms based on memory, logic and I/Os."

Dr. Zorian added that infrastructure IP leverages the manufacturing knowledge and feeds back the information into the design phase. In fact, every single phase in the IC realization flow affects yield and reliability. He continued that this includes the design phase, prototyping or production ramp-up, volume fabrication, test, assembly, packaging and even the postproduction life cycle of the chip.

The tutorial will be held in room 12 at 9:30 a.m. To register for DATE, please go to or contact the conference secretariat at European Conferences, 3 Coates Place, Edinburgh EH3 7AA, United Kingdom. The telephone is +44-131-225-2892, Fax: +44-131-225-2925 or email:

About Virage Logic
Virage Logic (Nasdaq: VIRL) is a leading provider of best-in-class application-optimized semiconductor IP platforms based on memory, logic, I/Os and IP development tools that are silicon proven and production ready. Virage Logic meets market demands for cost reduction, while improving performance and reliability for fabless and integrated device manufacturer (IDM) companies focused on the consumer, communications and networking, hand held and portable, and graphics markets. For more information, visit or call (877) 360-6690 (toll free) or (510) 360-8000.

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