Virage Logic Embedded Memories Power ATI RADEON 3D Graphics Solutions

5/21/2003 - Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq: VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms, announced that ATI Technologies Inc. has chosen its silicon-proven Area, Speed and Power (ASAP) MemoryTM High-Density (HD) embedded memories for its RADEONTM 9200 chip series. A world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions, ATI required the highest performing memories to enable sharp, clear graphics and video imagery, but also to deliver an unbeatable value on UMC’s 0.15-micron LV process.

ATI’s RADEON 9200 chip series leverages the area-efficient, high-performance ASAP-HD embedded memories. Area optimization starts with the design of the bit cells. Adopting a full custom approach and extensively modeling interconnects allows for a very area-efficient implementation, which makes it ideal for high-volume applications such as the RADEON 9200 series.

“We have been working with Virage Logic for many years and have come to rely on their high-quality, cost-effective IP to enable us to meet the demands of the most price-conscious consumers,” said Rick Hagen, director of Hardware Engineering, ATI Technologies. “We chose Virage Logic’s ASAP-HD embedded memories because they are silicon-proven on UMC’s 0.15LV process, which ensures that our products will go to volume quickly and efficiently.”

“ATI is the premier computer graphics chip supplier, and given that embedded memory is so critical to this type of data-intensive design, we are very pleased that they have selected Virage Logic,” said Krishna Balachandran, senior director of product marketing, Virage Logic. “ATI’s continued support is especially significant as it demonstrates the industry's shift toward integration of best-in-class semiconductor IP for System-on-Chip (SoC) designs.”

About The Virage Logic ASAP Memory Product Line
Virage Logic embedded memories are developed using memory design techniques that achieve unprecedented results in yield, area, speed and power. The ASAP Memory product line consists of three product families:

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 or call (877) 360-6690 toll free or (510) 360-8000.

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