Virage Logic Speaks on the Importance of Semiconductor IP Model License Agreements at FSA's Technical Seminar

Virage Logic's VP of Marketing to Present Semiconductor IP Provider Perspective

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Virage Logic Corp. (NASDAQ: VIRL), a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, will have a significant role in the Fabless Semiconductor Association's (FSA's) technical seminar being held in conjunction with the Distinguished Speaker Series on March 2, at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose. The free seminar will focus on the challenges faced when developing a common framework for Model License Agreements (MLAs) and how these agreements will help make the licensing of third-party semiconductor IP products more efficient and encourage the growth of the third-party IP market.

Virage Logic's vice president of marketing and chairman of the FSA IP Subcommittee, Jim Ensell, will deliver the seminar's welcome and introduction and is also a featured speaker on the topic of "Supplier Perspective and IP Provider Benefits." The complete program for the FSA seminar is as follows:

  10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
  Welcome and Introduction -- Jim Ensell, Virage Logic

  10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  Supplier Perspective and IP Provider Benefits -- Jim Ensell, Virage Logic

  10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
  Fabless Customer Perspective and Benefits -- Speaker to be announced

  10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
  Supplier Perspective and Foundry Role -- Kurt Wolf, TSMC

  10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  Open Discussion; Q&A

Registration is required for this free event. Professionals from fabless, IDM, IP and foundry companies, as well as FSA IP Committee members, are encouraged to attend. For more information on Virage Logic, go to For information on the FSA or how to register for this event, go to

About Virage Logic Corporation

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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