Virage Logic Supports Chartered Semiconductor's 0.13-Micron Process

6/24/2003 - Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq: VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms, announced it will make available its Technology-Optimized Platform on Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing's 0.13-micron baseline logic process. In support of Virage Logic's platform strategy, this latest development furthers a successful alliance between the two companies, which currently features the availability of silicon proven embedded memories on multiple technology nodes from 0.35 micron down to 0.13 micron. The new Technology-Optimized Platform for the Chartered 0.13-micron process will be available in September 2003.

Virage Logic's Technology-Optimized Platform - comprising silicon proven memories, logic, and I/Os - provides System-on-Chip (SoC) designers the capability to manufacture on Chartered's 0.13-micron process with enhanced performance and accuracy.

In addition to the Technology-Optimized Platform for Chartered's 0.13-micron baseline logic process, Virage Logic also announced today the availability of embedded memories for Chartered's 0.13-micron low-leakage offering. Additional components for Chartered's derivative processes will also be made available to allow customers to mix and match solutions to better address their specific performance and power requirements.

"As more companies face increasingly greater time-to-market requirements and address design challenges at 0.13-micron, Chartered is committed to working closely with industry-leading partners to offer proven design solutions to our customers," said Kevin Meyer, vice president of worldwide marketing and services at Chartered. "With Virage Logic's proven track record in providing quality and reliable semiconductor IP, we believe that our alliance with Virage Logic will provide Chartered customers access to competitive technical solutions from a trusted single source. And our collaboration with Virage Logic on multiple process offerings will enable companies to mix and match IP for a design solution that best suits their needs from a performance perspective."

"As a long-time Chartered partner, we look forward to delivering our Technology-Optimized Platform on its 0.13-micron process," said Adam Kablanian, CEO and president, Virage Logic. "As a single source for fully tested and validated IP, we will be able to help our joint customers achieve high manufacturing yields. Also, by reducing system integration issues and verification times, we will be able to help them to successfully address the dramatic rise in system and silicon costs."

Technology-Optimized Semiconductor IP Platforms
Building on its technology and market leadership position, Virage Logic's 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 integrated device manufacturer (IDM) process. By providing silicon-proven, integrated IP that is compatible with all the major EDA flows, Virage Logic's Technology-Optimized Platforms address the needs of complex and mainstream SoC designs.

Virage Logic's 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) Memory product lineTM 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 Logic's semiconductor IP platform strategy calls for the delivery of Technology-Optimized Platforms for a broad range of third-party foundry and 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 computer 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.

About Chartered
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, one of the world's top three dedicated semiconductor foundries, is forging a customized approach to outsourced semiconductor manufacturing by building lasting and collaborative partnerships with its customers. The Company provides flexible and cost-effective manufacturing solutions for customers, enabling the convergence of communications, computing and consumer markets. In Singapore, Chartered operates five fabrication facilities and has a sixth fab, which will be developed as a 300mm facility. A company with both global presence and perspective, Chartered is traded on both the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: CHRT) and on the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST: CHARTERED). Chartered's 3,500 employees are based at 11 locations around the world. Information about Chartered can be found at

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