CEO and Chief Scientist to Provide Talks on Virage Logic's Vision for Semiconductor Business Models, and Design-for-Yield
The Executive Forum on Microelectronics, an annual event hosted by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), has invited Virage Logic's president and CEO, Adam Kablanian, to deliver the conference's plenary keynote address. Kablanian's presentation, "Is the Chipless Model for Everyone?" will examine the economic issues related to a chipless or IP-based business model and its relative attractiveness. He will also participate as a featured panelist at the event.
The 11th Annual Executive Forum on Microelectronics will be held on November 29 and 30, 2005, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information, or to register for this event, please go to http://www.itac.ca/SMC/2005/ .
Dr. Yervant Zorian, Virage Logic's vice president and chief scientist, will present the keynote address at the world premiere of Cadence Design's Encounter 5.2. Attendees at this exclusive customer event will hear Dr. Zorian, recognized as one of the industry's foremost experts on chip testability and yield issues, speak on the importance of design-for-yield (DFY) technologies and their critical importance at advanced process nodes in a presentation entitled, "Optimizing SoC Manufacturability." Dr. Zorian's address will highlight a new class of high-yielding IP recently introduced by Virage Logic: Silicon Aware IP(TM). By designing Physical IP (memories, logic and I/Os) with embedded Infrastructure IP for test, diagnostics, repair, and yield enhancements, Silicon Aware IP(TM) enables rapid time-to-volume at advanced process nodes, higher test quality and reliability.
Virage Logic and Cadence Design have previously partnered to enhance low power design and have achieved up to 3.5X reduction in leakage power by building Virage Logic's yield enhancement capabilities directly into Cadence's Encounter solution.
The Cadence Encounter 5.2 event will take place on December 6, 2005, at the AMC Mercado Theater in Santa Clara, CA. For more information or to register for this event, please go to http://www.cadence.com/company/events/ .
About Adam Kablanian
Adam Kablanian co-founded Virage Logic and has served as president, chief executive officer and as a director since January 1996. For more information on Mr. Kablanian, go to http://www.viragelogic.com/render/content.asp?id=153 .
About Dr. Yervant Zorian, Ph.D.
Dr. Yervant Zorian has served as Virage Logic's vice president and chief scientist since joining the company in 2000. He is also the recipient of the 2005 IEEE Industrial Pioneer Award. For more information on Dr. Zorian, go to http://www.viragelogic.com/render/content.asp?id=162 .
About the World Premiere of Cadence Encounter 5.2
The world premiere of Encounter 5.2 is a free event and is recommended for Cadence Encounter digital IC design platform audiences only. Customers will get to meet Encounter R&D, get a peek behind the scenes (through in-depth technical presentations), see the latest in digital IC design, and mingle with the who's who of the electronics industry. For more information, or to register for the event, go to http://www.cadence.com/company/events/event.aspx?xml=encounter_5_2&CMP=BAC- OR4960646993 .
About the Executive Forum on Microelectronics
The 11th Annual Executive Forum on Microelectronics, co-hosted by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Cadence Design Systems, will be held on November 29 and 30, 2005, at the National Arts Centre in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. The event theme is "Creative Destruction: Reinventing the Microelectronics Enterprise." For more information, or to register for this event, please go to www.itac.ca/SMC/2005/.
About Virage Logic Corporation
Founded in 1996, Virage Logic Corporation rapidly established itself as a technology and market leader in providing advanced embedded memory intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. Today the company is a global leader in semiconductor IP platforms comprising embedded memories, logic, and I/Os and is pioneering the development of a new class of IP called Silicon Aware IP. Silicon Aware IP tightly integrates Physical IP (memory, logic and I/Os) with the embedded test, diagnostic, and repair capabilities of Infrastructure IP to help ensure manufacturability and optimized yield at the advanced process nodes. Virage Logic's highly differentiated product portfolio provides higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield to foundries, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and fabless customers who develop products for the consumer, communications and networking, hand-held and portable, and computer and graphics markets. The company uses its FirstPass-Silicon(TM) Characterization Lab for certain products to help ensure high quality, reliable IP across a wide range of foundries and process technologies. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Virage Logic has R&D, sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.viragelogic.com.
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