Toshiba and Virage Logic Partner to Target High-Performance Systems For Networking and Communication Applications

First Commercially Available Embedded Memory to Reach Speeds of Over 600 MHz



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Virage Logic Corp.

    FREMONT, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:   VIRL), a leader in embedded memory, today
 announced the availability of its Custom-Touch(TM) Area, Speed and Power
 (ASAP) compiler in Toshiba's 0.15 micron standard logic process.   Licensed by
 Toshiba, the compiler is production silicon-certified and available now
 through Virage Logic and Toshiba.
     With the ASAP compiler, Toshiba customers can take advantage of the
 industry's first commercially available embedded memory compiler with speeds
 surpassing 600 MHz.  Virage Logic's memory design approach takes full
 advantage of Toshiba's 0.15 micron process to provide a memory core with the
 most optimum performance achievable in the 0.15 micron process.
     "Delivering innovative products to market quickly requires companies to
 partner with industry leaders in areas such as IP," said Krishna Balachandran,
 director of product marketing for Virage Logic.  "We are excited to extend our
 expertise in IP embedded memory cores with Toshiba's strengths in design and
 manufacturing."
     The ASAP compiler consists of three families:  high density (HD), high
 speed (HS) and ultra low power (ULP).  Today, the charter with Toshiba
 includes the HS compiler.  Because of the success that Toshiba is having with
 the 0.15 micron HS compiler, Toshiba has recently licensed it for the
 0.13 micron process as well.
     "Through the partnership with Virage Logic, our customers now have access
 to high speed, reliable, embedded memories targeted at our 0.15 and
 0.13 micron process technologies," said Mr. Kiyofumi Ochii, general manager,
 System LSI Design Division for Toshiba Corp. "We selected Virage Logic to
 accelerate time-to-production for a new memory core that can be used in a
 variety of communication and networking applications."
     The ASAP compilers are also available for leading semiconductor foundries
 such as TSMC, UMC and Chartered Semiconductor with prices starting at
 $100,000 (U.S. list price).
 
     About Virage Logic
     Virage Logic is a technology and market leader in embedded memory. To meet
 customer design goals with the highest level of quality, Virage Logic products
 are production tested, and optimized for area, power and speed. These products
 include embedded memory cores, which are critical components of
 communications, consumer and computer products including switches, routers,
 modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs. In
 addition, the company offers software tools and custom memory design services.
 The company's customers include fabless semiconductor companies targeting
 pure-play foundries and semiconductor companies. Founded in January 1996, the
 company has over 150 employees and is located at 46501 Landing Pkwy., Fremont,
 Calif., 94538. Telephone:  877-360-6690 (toll free) or 510-360-8000.
 Fax:  510-360-8099. For more information, please visit www.viragelogic.com.
     NOTE:  All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective
 owners and are protected therein.
 
 

SOURCE Virage Logic Corp.
    FREMONT, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:   VIRL), a leader in embedded memory, today
 announced the availability of its Custom-Touch(TM) Area, Speed and Power
 (ASAP) compiler in Toshiba's 0.15 micron standard logic process.   Licensed by
 Toshiba, the compiler is production silicon-certified and available now
 through Virage Logic and Toshiba.
     With the ASAP compiler, Toshiba customers can take advantage of the
 industry's first commercially available embedded memory compiler with speeds
 surpassing 600 MHz.  Virage Logic's memory design approach takes full
 advantage of Toshiba's 0.15 micron process to provide a memory core with the
 most optimum performance achievable in the 0.15 micron process.
     "Delivering innovative products to market quickly requires companies to
 partner with industry leaders in areas such as IP," said Krishna Balachandran,
 director of product marketing for Virage Logic.  "We are excited to extend our
 expertise in IP embedded memory cores with Toshiba's strengths in design and
 manufacturing."
     The ASAP compiler consists of three families:  high density (HD), high
 speed (HS) and ultra low power (ULP).  Today, the charter with Toshiba
 includes the HS compiler.  Because of the success that Toshiba is having with
 the 0.15 micron HS compiler, Toshiba has recently licensed it for the
 0.13 micron process as well.
     "Through the partnership with Virage Logic, our customers now have access
 to high speed, reliable, embedded memories targeted at our 0.15 and
 0.13 micron process technologies," said Mr. Kiyofumi Ochii, general manager,
 System LSI Design Division for Toshiba Corp. "We selected Virage Logic to
 accelerate time-to-production for a new memory core that can be used in a
 variety of communication and networking applications."
     The ASAP compilers are also available for leading semiconductor foundries
 such as TSMC, UMC and Chartered Semiconductor with prices starting at
 $100,000 (U.S. list price).
 
     About Virage Logic
     Virage Logic is a technology and market leader in embedded memory. To meet
 customer design goals with the highest level of quality, Virage Logic products
 are production tested, and optimized for area, power and speed. These products
 include embedded memory cores, which are critical components of
 communications, consumer and computer products including switches, routers,
 modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs. In
 addition, the company offers software tools and custom memory design services.
 The company's customers include fabless semiconductor companies targeting
 pure-play foundries and semiconductor companies. Founded in January 1996, the
 company has over 150 employees and is located at 46501 Landing Pkwy., Fremont,
 Calif., 94538. Telephone:  877-360-6690 (toll free) or 510-360-8000.
 Fax:  510-360-8099. For more information, please visit www.viragelogic.com.
     NOTE:  All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective
 owners and are protected therein.
 
 SOURCE  Virage Logic Corp.