Xilinx Uses Virtual Silicon IP for 90 nm Spartan-3 FPGA; Silicon Verified at IBM Microelectronics and UMC Foundries

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 24, 2003— Virtual Silicon, Inc., a leader in semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), today announced that Xilinx, Inc. has successfully used Virtual Silicon standard cell SIP products in their Spartan-3(TM) Platform FPGA, the world's first 90nm programmable chips. The Spartan-3 device is targeted for manufacture at both IBM Microelectronics and UMC foundries in 90nm-process technology. Virtual Silicon SIP has been silicon verified at 90nm for both UMC and IBM foundries.

"Virtual Silicon's standard cells, incorporating highly accurate characterization and modeling, proved to be a valuable component of the logic portion of the Spartan-3 device," Richard Li, director of GPD product development at Xilinx. "Virtual Silicon standard cells enable Xilinx to manufacture at either UMC or IBM without a redesign of the chip. This type of capability gives us the flexibility in manufacturing we require."

"Virtual Silicon is proud to be a part of Xilinx's 90nm team for the world leading Spartan-3 FPGAs," said Barry Hoberman, president and CEO of Virtual Silicon. "Xilinx is clearly the leader in developing programmable products that enable system designers to develop tomorrow's innovative products."

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, Calif., 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. For more information, call 408-548-2700 or visit Virtual Silicon online at www.virtual-silicon.com.

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