Virage Logic Updates First-Quarter Fiscal 2009 Outlook

FREMONT, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 30, 2008— Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner, today announced that it is lowering first quarter revenue guidance to $11.0 to $11.5 million compared to its previously announced estimates of $15.5 to $16.0 million. Excluding any restructuring charges, non-GAAP per share results should fall into a range of ($0.08) to ($0.06) versus $0.02 to $0.04 as previously guided.

“The increasing effect of the global economic crisis and resulting impact on the semiconductor industry is unprecedented. The last few weeks of our fiscal first quarter have been equally challenging for us as we manage recent delays in customer orders,” stated J. Daniel McCranie, executive chairman, Virage Logic. “Despite the macroeconomic environment and coupled with our very strong cash position, we are encouraged by the long term prospects we see for our leading edge product portfolio. Even in a severe downturn, semiconductor manufacturers will not typically allow their design cycles to abate and given our longstanding strategic relationships with many of the largest foundries and integrated device manufacturers, we believe we will continue to see growing demand for our leading edge products.”

Virage Logic cautions that these anticipated results are preliminary, based on the best information currently available, and subject to the closing of its financial records and customary quarterly accounting procedures. The company plans to report its final results for the first-quarter of fiscal 2009 after the close of market on January 29, 2009, and will provide a detailed business outlook at that time.

About Virage Logic

Virage Logic is a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. The company’s highly differentiated product portfolio includes embedded SRAMs, embedded NVMs, embedded test and repair, logic libraries, memory development software, and DDR memory controller subsystems. As the industry’s trusted semiconductor IP partner, foundries, IDMs and fabless customers rely on Virage Logic to achieve higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield, as well as shorten time-to-market and time-to-volume. For further information, visit www.viragelogic.com.

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Statements made in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including, for example, statements relating to company trends, business outlook and technology leadership. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which might cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include Virage Logic’s ability to improve its operations; its ability to forecast its business, including its revenue, income and order flow outlook; Virage Logic’s ability to execute on its strategy; Virage Logic’s ability to continue to develop new products and maintain and develop new relationships with third-party foundries and integrated device manufacturers; adoption of Virage Logic’s technologies by semiconductor companies and increases or fluctuations in the demand for their products; the company’s ability to overcome the challenges associated with establishing licensing relationships with semiconductor companies; the company’s ability to obtain royalty revenues from customers in addition to license fees, to receive accurate information necessary for calculating royalty revenues and to collect royalty revenues from customers; business and economic conditions generally and in the semiconductor industry in particular; competition in the market for semiconductor IP platforms; and other risks including those described in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended September 30, 2008, and in Virage Logic’s other periodic reports filed with the SEC, all of which are available from Virage Logic’s website ( www.viragelogic.com) or from the SEC’s website ( www.sec.gov), and in news releases and other communications. Virage Logic disclaims any intention or duty to update any forward-looking statements made in this news release.

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