K-Micro Licenses Virtual Silicon 90nm Mobilize PLL Digital Frequency Synthesizer; Innovative Virtual Silicon DFS Provides K-Micro Customers with Flexible and Programmable PLL Capability Across Its Entire 90nm ASIC Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 6, 2005— Virtual Silicon, a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP), and K-Micro a leader in advanced yet affordable ASICs, today announced that K-Micro has licensed the Virtual Silicon 90nm Mobilize(TM) Digital Frequency Synthesizer PLL IP and will provide it as part of its standard 90nm offering.

K-Micro's ASICs are incorporated into a variety of applications including computer products, consumer electronics, networking, storage and wireless devices. Flexibility and portability across this wide variety of applications becomes a greater and greater challenge as the demand for increased functionality grows. To accommodate the different needs of many products, critical ASIC components must deliver flexible design, increased functionality and low power in the same or smaller area. With its highly programmable interface, Mobilize low-power design and standard CMOS architecture, Virtual Silicon's DFS PLL helps ensure that K-Micro's 90nm platforms deliver adaptable and customizable ASIC solutions to their impressive breadth of market.

"We use PLLs to cover a wide range of applications," said Sunil Baliga, vice president of marketing and business development at K-Micro. "K-Micro pursues partnerships with leading IP vendors to ensure that our customers have access to the most advanced and affordable technology and that we can provide the flexible designs the market requires."

"The Virtual Silicon DFS was a natural choice for K-Micro," said Barry Hoberman, CEO of Virtual Silicon. "The DFS easily meets their need for a high level of reconfigurability and flexibility and ensures a less-complex bill of materials across their wide range of designs." Hoberman adds, "This partnership also enables K-Micro to offer their customers the key benefits of the DFS, which include small chip area, high-resolution fractional frequency multiplication and clock deskew."

About Virtual Silicon Technology

Virtual Silicon is a leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property 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. For more information, call (408) 548-2700 or visit Virtual Silicon online at www.virtual-silicon.com.

About K-Micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics)

K-Micro is a leader in advanced yet affordable ASIC technology. The company's innovative technologies and world-class design support are used in the consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking and storage markets. The company is an active participant in industry standards organizations, including the Wi-Fi Alliance, Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), USB Implementers Forum, MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF), Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC), the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), SD Card Association (SDA) and OCP International Partnership (OCP-IP). K-Micro has design centers in Boston, San Jose, Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit http://www.k-micro.us.

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