Synopsys Galaxy Design Platform Supported by Virage Logic

3/27/2003 - In an effort to better serve advanced System-on-Chip (SoC) designers, Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms, announced that its silicon-proven product family is available for the Synopsys GalaxyTM Design Platform. With the availability of Virage Logic's innovative products working in Synopsys' design implementation product environment, the companies' large common customer bases will be able to reduce design production costs without having to change their existing design flow.

"Synopsys has worked together with Virage Logic to develop high-quality views and support for Galaxy Design Platform," said Kevin Kranen, director of strategic programs at Synopsys, Inc. "Our joint customers will benefit from this collaboration in the form of a smoother, more convergent implementation flow from RTL to production leveraging Virage Logic's silicon-proven IP."

As designers move to smaller geometries, there are critical requirements such as reducing costs while also boosting performance and getting to volume production quickly and efficiently. The Area, Speed and Power (ASAP) LogicTM product line offers standard cell and metal programmable cell libraries. The ASAP Standard Cell libraries reduce design costs by improving the area by up to 20 percent. In addition, the ASAP Metal Programmable Cell libraries reduce mask costs by up to 70 percent, and decrease the amount of time it takes for a design re-spin.

"We worked closely with Synopsys to develop our ASAP Logic libraries for the Galaxy Design Platform and LibertyTM library formats to help ensure that our customers do not have to change their existing design methodology, and that they'll have a single, open integrated platform," said Brani Buric, senior director of product marketing, Virage Logic. "With over 2,500 designs in volume production, the ASAP Logic patented architecture significantly reduces mask and silicon costs without sacrificing speed or power."

About Virage Logic
Virage Logic Corp. (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, handheld and portable, and graphics markets. Virage Logic is headquartered in Fremont, California and has sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit or call (877) 360-6690 (toll free) or (510) 360-8000.

Galaxy and Liberty are trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.

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