Virage Logic's DAC Program Outlines How to Proceed With Confidence in the Nanometer Era of 130nm and Below

Program Showcases Silicon Aware IP for Dramatic Yield Improvement

FREMONT, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL), a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM) and leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, will feature an extensive program at the 42nd Design Automation Conference (DAC), being held June 13-16, 2005, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The company's program will outline how to proceed with confidence in the nanometer era of 130-nanometer (nm) and below.

Virage Logic's extensive DAC program will help attendees learn how the company's Silicon Aware IP and entire portfolio of IP products address the complex design and manufacturing challenges presented at 130nm and below. Virage Logic's booth (#412) will feature IP experts showcasing the company's Platforms, Memories and Silicon Aware IP product presentations while the private suites will provide more detailed overviews of the company's entire product portfolio, including product roadmaps under non-disclosure agreement (NDA). To take advantage of online registration and book a meeting with Virage Logic at DAC, visit .

Dr. Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist at Virage Logic has organized the following sessions for DAC's Management Day being held on Tuesday, June 14:

-- Session 100, "Choosing Flows and Methodology for SoC Design," 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 207D. This session will highlight how the business performance, design and manufacturing flows and methodologies of SoC companies are being impacted by the move to new semiconductor technology. Speakers from Freescale Semiconductor and PMC-Sierra will provide an overview of changing needs and corresponding management decision criteria aimed at ensuring the right design choices.

-- Session 150, "How to Determine the Necessity for Emerging Solutions" 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 207D. This session will show how applications for today's chips require different types of optimizations, necessitating the adoption of emerging products and solutions to meet the new requirements. Speakers from Cisco Systems, eSilicon Corporation, Philips Semiconductor and Intel will discuss today's emerging solutions and their economic impact.

Virage Logic will also host its second annual analyst briefing to update the financial community on the company's Silicon Aware IP solutions for maximizing yields, increasing reliability and speeding time-to-volume at 130nm and below. This invitation-only briefing is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 303C, on Monday, June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For further information, please email Email Contact.

Virage Logic is also showcasing an extensive program with its partners including a Virage Logic VIP Partner Pavilion in booth #406, presentations in a number of partner company booths, co-hosting two DAC tutorials and co-sponsoring a Design for Manufacturing luncheon with TSMC. (Please see related release "Virage Logic Accelerates Silicon Success with Integrated Partner Solutions at 2005 Design Automation Conference").

For more information about 2005 DAC, or to register for a tutorial session, please visit .

About 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. The result is high-yielding, highly reliable semiconductor IP at 130-, 90- and now 65nm. Silicon Aware IP is essential at advanced process nodes, where yield problems can prohibit early adoption. By significantly increasing yields, sometimes as much as 250 percent, Silicon Aware IP helps remove the barriers to the successful early adoption of advanced process technologies.

About Virage Logic

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, standard cells, 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's comprehensive quality efforts are validated in its FirstPass-Silicon Characterization Lab, which helps 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


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