Virage Logic Joins With Magma Design Automation and MIPS Technologies for Low-Power Design Solutions Webinar

Leading Technology Partners Provide SoC Designers With Tools for Meeting Critical Low-Power Design Challenges

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL), a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM) and leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, today announced it is joining forces with Magma Design Automation (NASDAQ: LAVA) and MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) to present a free online technical seminar (Webinar) titled, "Low-Power Techniques to Minimize Your Performance Tradeoffs." The live Webinar will be broadcast via TechOnLine on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. EST.

Minimizing dynamic power consumption and leakage without sacrificing uniform power distribution is a ubiquitous challenge for system-on-chip (SoC) designers at 90 nanometer (nm) and below. As collaborative partners, Magma Design Automation, MIPS Technologies, and Virage Logic are uniquely qualified to provide a design platform that helps ensure low-power designs meet power and time-to-market goals. The Webinar will instruct in:

    -- Reducing dynamic power by up to 50 percent with automatic multiple
       voltage domain design
    -- Minimizing leakage power with an automatic multi-Vt/MTCMOS flow
    -- Minimizing IR drop with automatic power-grid synthesis and power
    -- Use of Physical IP targeting low-power design

Registration and information about the free, one-hour Webinar is available at

"Magma's low-power solution enables optimal distribution of dynamic and leakage power while controlling IR drop -- by automating this capability, we eliminate the risk of manual error and provide ease of use for features such as power-aware synthesis, power gating and power grid synthesis," said Arvind Narayanan, product manager at Magma Design Automation. "We are pleased to be working with Virage Logic and MIPS to provide a flow that helps SoC designers achieve their low power goals."

"MIPS Technologies is the proven leader in low power solutions, with our 24KE cores besting ARM 11 in this critical category, as well as in price and performance," said Jack Browne, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies. "We're excited to be collaborating with Virage Logic and Magma to highlight essential design techniques that can significantly reduce total SoC power consumption. This is an excellent example of how the seamless integration of information and services among the members of our Ecosystem translate into real benefits for our mutual customers."

This Webinar kicks off a series of eight Virage Logic sponsored Webinars addressing timely and critical design challenges facing SoC designers. Each Webinar in the series will feature a different industry-leading company from Virage Logic's VIP Partner Program and will provide an integrated approach to helping SoC designers successfully leverage the most advanced technologies available for accelerating their silicon success.

About Magma Design Automation

Magma's software for integrated circuit (IC) design is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology. The world's top chip companies use Magma's EDA software to design and verify complex, high-performance ICs for communications, computing, consumer electronics and networking applications, while at the same time reducing design time and costs. Magma provides software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, characterization and programmable logic design, and the company's integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow offers "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon"(TM). Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at

About MIPS Technologies

MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded RISC solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, CA, and can be reached at 650-567-5000 or .

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, logic, 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 uses its FirstPass-Silicon(TM) Characterization Lab for certain products to help 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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CONTACT: Sabina Burns of Virage Logic Corporation, +1-510-743-8115, or
Email Contact; or Kerry McClenahan of McClenahan Bruer
Communications, +1-503-546-1002, or Email Contact, for Virage Logic

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