"Virage Logic's extensive participation in ArmTech Congress 2007 reflects our deep commitment to Armenia as a center for world-class engineering talent and a region in which we expect continued expansion," said Dan McCranie, president, CEO and director of Virage Logic. "We are proud to support this inaugural conference and I trust that anyone who attends will come away with a profound appreciation for the wealth of intellectual resources Armenia has to offer."
Virage Logic in Armenia
Recognizing a vital source of technology engineering talent, Virage Logic established its research and development center in Armenia in 1999, three years after the company's founding. Today the company's more than 100 employees in Armenia account for nearly one-quarter of its worldwide workforce and contribute to several important product development initiatives. The Armenian research and development (R&D) organization is central to the company's groundbreaking Self-Test and Repair (STAR) Memory System(TM), the semiconductor industry's first integrated embedded test and repair memory system and the first of the company's Silicon Aware IP solutions. In addition to development of the STAR Memory System, the Armenian engineering team is involved in the development of the company's software, NOVeA(R) non-volatile embedded memory product, I/O products and overall memory design.
"Our Armenia R&D center was largely responsible for the STAR Memory System, a significant product that has enabled customers to improve their semiconductor yield by up to 250 percent," said Dr. Zorian. "Based on the consistent innovation and results our Armenian engineers have produced, we see our growing investment in the region as offering substantial dividends for our products and our customers."
About ArmTech Congress 2007
The inaugural ArmTech Congress 2007 is expected to draw several hundred attendees -- from the United States, Armenia and around the world -- from various disciplines including technology, investment, government and academia. The conference program will offer tracks on Education, Telecom, Software, Digital Media, Semiconductor Design and Test, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Research and Development, Investment, Bio Tech, and Fine Chemical Technologies to showcase the breadth of opportunities in Armenia. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit http://www.armtechcongress.com.
Virage Logic at ArmTech Congress 2007
The following sessions include participants from Virage Logic's U.S. and Armenia operations:
Thursday, July 5 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Keynote Address: "Program Introduction" Dr. Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist, Virage Logic; ArmTech Congress 2007 Program Chair 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Paper Presentation: "Digital Media Content: E-Learning" Dr. Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist, Virage Logic; ArmTech Congress 2007 Program Chair 1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Paper Presentation: "Demand in High Tech Education" Varoujan Maserejian, general manager, Virage Logic Armenia, Samvel Shoukourian, research and development program director, Virage Logic Armenia, and Dr. Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist, Virage Logic; ArmTech Congress 2007 Program Chair Friday, July 6 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Keynote Address: "Semiconductor Industry: Opportunities and Challenges" Dan McCranie, president, CEO and director, Virage Logic 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Track Organizer: "High Tech Research and Innovation in Armenia" Samvel Shoukourian, research and development program director, Virage Logic Armenia 1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Paper Presentation: "R&D Collaboration and Affiliate Programs" Valery Vardanian, manager embedded test & repair methodology team, Virage Logic Armenia, and Avetik Yessayan, senior manager system-on-chip interface team, Virage Logic Armenia Invited Presentation: "Semiconductor Manufacturability Challenges & Opportunities" Dr. Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist, Virage Logic; ArmTech Congress 2007 program chair Saturday, July 7 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Congress Report: "ArmTech 2007 Concluding Results" Dr. Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist, Virage Logic; ArmTech Congress 2007 program chair
Virage Logic Availability for the Media
Dan McCranie and Dr. Yervant Zorian will be available for press interviews regarding Armenia and the company's operations there during ArmTech Congress 2007, July 4-7. To arrange an interview, please contact James McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, Dr. Zorian will be in Armenia July 14-19 and is available for interviews with local media. To arrange an interview, please contact Peter Maghdashyan at Peter.Maghdashyan@gmail.com. For more information about ArmTech Congress 2007, please visit http://www.armtechcongress.com/information/index.php.
About Virage Logic
Founded in 1996, Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq: VIRL) 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, as the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, the company is a leading provider of embedded memories, logic, and I/Os, and is pioneering the development of a new class of IP called Silicon Aware IP(TM). 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 Characterization Lab(TM) for certain products to help ensure high quality, reliable IP across a wide range of foundries and process technologies. The company also prides itself on providing superior customer support and was named the 2006 Customer Service Leader of the Year in the Semiconductor IP Market by Frost & Sullivan. 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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