Virage Logic Sees Strong Adoption of Company’s Broad 40nm IP Product Portfolio

FREMONT, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 30, 2009 Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today announced that since being named TSMC’s 40-namomenter (nm) early development partner in 2007, the company has seen strong adoption of its extensive 40nm product portfolio. Comprising embedded SRAMS, embedded memory test and repair, logic libraries, and memory development software, the Company’s silicon-proven 40nm product offering has been designed to optimize area, performance, power and yield. Today, more than ten customers rely on Virage Logic’s 40nm product portfolio to design more efficient chips more quickly and with less risk as they develop products for such end markets as graphics, consumer, enterprise, networking, wireless, and handheld.

“Virage Logic has a long, proven track record of being first-to-market at the advanced process technologies and with our extensive 40nm product portfolio, we are proud to offer our customers a competitive advantage at this advanced process node,” said Brani Buric, Virage Logic’s executive vice president, marketing and sales. “Our SiWare™ Memory and SiWare™ Logic products provide designers with a comprehensive dashboard of options for the flexibility needed to efficiently manage design tradeoffs and meet customers’ specific requirements. For example, this dashboard enables our customers to achieve up to a 90% power savings in 40nm G and LP process nodes. Our STAR™ Memory System embedded test and repair offering extends the value we can deliver by enabling customers to dramatically ramp to volume at advanced nodes such as 40nm,” he said. “Finally, our product portfolio is supported by a range of engagement models to best meet the requirements of our fabless, integrated device manufacturer (IDM) and foundry customers.”

“TSMC selected Virage Logic as an early development partner at 40nm as a continuation of our collaboration in technologies ranging from 250nm to 40nm. Virage Logic and TSMC work closely to qualify IP through both Virage Logic’s procedures and TSMC’s procedures including silicon validation of these advanced technology IP solutions,” said Dan Kochpatcharin, deputy director, IP Portfolio Marketing at TSMC. “These extensive silicon quality report results are available to designers of advanced SoCs for review when choosing Virage Logic’s broad IP portfolio on TSMC’s 40nm process.”

“We have been working with Virage Logic to meet our customer’s 40nm ultra-low-power SoC requirements,” said Prasad Subramaniam, vice president of design technology at eSilicon Corporation. “By utilizing Virage Logic’s SiWare Memory product line, we expect to be able to provide our customers with a competitive advantage that includes first time silicon success and accelerated time-to-volume production.”

“With the inclusion of Virage Logic’s 40nm SiWare Memory compilers as part of our overall LSI 40nm Memory capability, LSI has continued its partnership with Virage Logic,” said Don Friedberg, director of foundation IP at LSI. “We are using Virage Logic’s feature-rich IP, including embedded memories for power minimization and the STAR Memory System for embedded memory built-in test and repair, to develop solutions that meet our customers’ quality and performance requirements.”

“Virage Logic is an essential IP partner, spanning four process generations from 130nm to 40nm,” said Shai Cohen, co-founder, vice president of operations and engineering at Mellanox Technologies. “With their commitment to technology leadership and quality, Virage Logic ensures we consistently achieve first time silicon success, which is a tremendous competitive advantage for our industry-leading, performance end-to-end connectivity solutions for the high-performance computing and enterprise data center markets.”

“We first selected Virage Logic’s 65nm SiWare Memory offering because it provided the best power and density specs to meet our stringent design requirements. We also took advantage of the compiler configurability for performance optimization and the STAR Memory System for testability,” said Bradley Masters, vice president of engineering for Solarflare Communications. “With the availability of even more power management capabilities in the 40nm SiWare Memory products, the choice to move to 40nm with Virage Logic was easy. We are confident that our forthcoming 40nm 10GBASE-T transceiver products will be very robust with very compelling low levels of power consumption.”

About Virage Logic’s Memory and Logic Products

The SiWare product line, first introduced in October 2007 for the 65nm process, has been proven to address the increasingly complex design requirements that are placed on physical IP at advanced processes. The power-optimized memories for advanced processes minimize both static and dynamic power consumption and provide optimal yields. SiWare High-Density memory compilers are optimized to generate memories with the absolute minimum area. SiWare High-Speed memory compilers are designed to help designers achieve the most aggressive critical path requirements. Compile-time options for process threshold variants, power saving modes, read and write margin extensions, ultra-low voltage operation, and innovative design for at-speed test enable SoC designers to configure optimal solutions for their specific design requirements.

All SiWare memories are fully supported by Virage Logic’s STAR Memory System, the company’s flagship embedded memory test and repair system that may be used with Virage Logic memories as well as with other commercially available or internally developed memories. For repair purposes, the STAR Memory System deploys foundry-developed eFuse for repair signature storage. The STAR Memory System employs test algorithms tailored for advanced processes for higher product reliability and accelerated time-to-yield.

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