5/14/2003 - Virage Logic (Nasdaq:VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms, announced that Agilent Technologies, Inc. has supplemented its internally developed memory, logic, and I/O offerings by licensing Virage Logicís Technology-Optimized Platforms. The license agreement spans 0.18mu, 0.13mu and 90-nm processes for the major third-party foundries. Virage Logicís Technology-Optimized Platform met Agilentís stringent requirements for their high-volume, high-density and high-performance ASIC and SoC applications.
ďWith increased process and design complexity and shorter design cycles, we need pre-tested and ready-to-use IP that is interoperable and designed for manufacturability,Ē said James Stewart, vice president and general manager of Agilentís ASIC Products Division. ďWith Virage Logicís proven technology offered in a complete IP platform, we have a partner that provides us with the flexibility for a wide range of applications.Ē
ďOur customers know that they can depend on us to deliver fully tested and validated IP. We work very closely with the foundries to achieve high manufacturing yields, which enables our customers to dramatically cut silicon and system costs,Ē said Adam Kablanian, CEO and president, Virage Logic. ďWith our Technology-Optimized Platforms, we are able to address Agilentís specific characteristics and requirements for their market segments. Regardless of the application, the platform provides a customized portfolio grounded in advanced technology thatís designed to meet current and future design challenges.Ē
Technology-Optimized Semiconductor IP Platforms
Building on its technology and market leadership position, Virage Logicís Technology-Optimized Platforms aim to meet the critical requirements of reducing silicon costs and failure risks, while boosting performance and ensuring high manufacturing yields for a particular foundry or IDM process. By providing silicon-proven, integrated IP that is compatible with all the major EDA flows, Virage Logicís Technology-Optimized Platforms address the needs of complex and mainstream SoC designs.
Virage Logicís Technology-Optimized Platforms are based on its highly differentiated IP including the Self-Test and Repair (STAR) Memory SystemTM, the Area, Speed and Power (ASAP) MemoryTM product line, the ASAP LogicTM product line with its metal programmable and standard cell libraries, and the recently introduced Base I/O libraries. Technology-Optimized Platforms enable customers to expedite the creation of next generation products by addressing the increasingly complex task of identifying and obtaining the semiconductor IP needed to produce successful, on-time products. Virage Logicís semiconductor IP platform strategy calls for the delivery of Technology-Optimized Platforms for a broad range of third-party foundry and Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM) processes.
About Virage Logic
Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:VIRL) is a leading provider of best-in-class 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 www.viragelogic.com or call (877) 360-6690 toll free or (510) 360-8000.
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