Virtual Silicon and MoSys Offer Low Power IP Solution for TSMC CL013G

1/21/2004 - Virtual Silicon, Inc., a leader in semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), and MoSys, Inc. (Nasdaq:MOSY) the industry's leading provider of high density system-on-chip (SoC) embedded memory solutions, announced the formation of a partnership to collectively offer a comprehensive low power IP solution for TSMC’s 130nm processes. Virtual Silicon will contribute VIPTM PowerSaver standard cells, interface IP (basic I/O, application specific I/O and PLL) and power management IP. MoSys will add its new low-power, single-port and dual-port 6T-SRAM-RTM compiled memories as well as MoSys' high-density, low-power 1T-SRAM-MTM memory technology.

“Virtual Silicon’s strategic focus is to enable SoC designers to solve the crisis of power at 130 and 90nm,” said Barry A. Hoberman, president and CEO of Virtual Silicon. “Teaming up with MoSys on this mission for memory means the customer is getting an integrated solution from the best in class IP providers.”

“MoSys is addressing the requirements of SoC designers to reduce power consumption in the latest generation processes while minimizing chip cost with our innovative 1T-SRAM-M and 6T-SRAM-R memory technologies,” said Dr. Fu-Chieh Hsu, president and CEO of MoSys. “We are pleased to partner with Virtual Silicon to offer customers a complete power-optimized foundation IP solution.”

This partnership also complements the power-saving efforts of National Semiconductor which has developed low power technology for mobile electronic applications, including handsets. “Our PowerWiseTM technology is enabling SoC designers to greatly extend the battery life of portable devices," said Peter Henry, vice president of portable power systems, National Semiconductor. "The combined capabilities of MoSys and Virtual Silicon’s power management IP, which is compatible with National’s PowerWise technology, places a powerful tool in the hands of SoC designers."

About Virtual Silicon Technology
Virtual Silicon is a leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property and process technology to manufacturers and designers of complex systems-on-chip (SoC). Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company provides process-specific embedded components that serve the wireless, networking, graphics, communication and computing markets. Customers include leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated semiconductor manufacturers, foundries, and SoC developers who demand leading edge technology for their semiconductor innovations.

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