Virage Logic Ships Multi-Megabit Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM Compiler for Cost-Effective Embedded Memory

Virage Logic Offers DRAM Cost and Density With SRAM Speed



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Virage Logic Corp.

    FREMONT, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:   VIRL), a leader in embedded memory solutions,
 today announced the availability of its Custom-Touch(TM) 1T-SRAM(TM) compiler
 in TSMC's (NYSE:   TSM) 0.18 micron standard logic process.  Virage Logic
 partnered with MoSys and TSMC in order to deliver low power, high-yielding,
 multi-megabit SRAM memories without compromising quality.
     Through the partnership, Virage Logic is combining its expertise in memory
 technology with MoSys' patented 1T-SRAM technology to deliver memories that
 can be configured on the fly and at the same time be cost-effective to embed
 in large quantities.
     With the Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM compiler, customers can specify and embed
 ultra-dense, high-yielding memories.  Because system designers demand high
 manufacturing yields, the compiler is designed with built-in redundancy.  This
 is achieved through the memory array, which includes additional memory cells
 used for the repair of any manufacturing defects that may arise.  Such high
 manufacturing yields are critical for communications, networking and
 multi-media applications requiring large blocks of high density embedded
 memories.
     "With the Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM compiler, we can now offer a cost-effective
 technology for customers who want to embed large quantities of memory in a
 logic process," said Krishna Balachandran, Virage Logic director of product
 marketing.  "With TSMC, we can validate this technology in silicon and
 customers can incorporate these memories in their designs with the assurance
 that the resulting silicon achieves satisfactory yield and reliability."
     In order to provide a high level of manufacturability of its embedded
 memory IP, Virage Logic puts its products through a rigorous process called
 the FirstPass-Silicon(TM) program.  The program is designed to ensure
 customers that their compiled memories will work in silicon the first time.
 The program embodies not only foundry specific data on the performance of the
 memory cores manufactured, but also on Virage Logic's own extensive timing and
 power verification.  The result of this process is available to customers in
 an extensive silicon characterization report, which is available now.
     The Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM compiler is FirstPass-Silicon certified and is
 available off the shelf with pricing starting at $300,000 (U.S. list price)
 for a compiled memory instance.
 
     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.
 
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SOURCE Virage Logic Corp.
    FREMONT, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq:   VIRL), a leader in embedded memory solutions,
 today announced the availability of its Custom-Touch(TM) 1T-SRAM(TM) compiler
 in TSMC's (NYSE:   TSM) 0.18 micron standard logic process.  Virage Logic
 partnered with MoSys and TSMC in order to deliver low power, high-yielding,
 multi-megabit SRAM memories without compromising quality.
     Through the partnership, Virage Logic is combining its expertise in memory
 technology with MoSys' patented 1T-SRAM technology to deliver memories that
 can be configured on the fly and at the same time be cost-effective to embed
 in large quantities.
     With the Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM compiler, customers can specify and embed
 ultra-dense, high-yielding memories.  Because system designers demand high
 manufacturing yields, the compiler is designed with built-in redundancy.  This
 is achieved through the memory array, which includes additional memory cells
 used for the repair of any manufacturing defects that may arise.  Such high
 manufacturing yields are critical for communications, networking and
 multi-media applications requiring large blocks of high density embedded
 memories.
     "With the Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM compiler, we can now offer a cost-effective
 technology for customers who want to embed large quantities of memory in a
 logic process," said Krishna Balachandran, Virage Logic director of product
 marketing.  "With TSMC, we can validate this technology in silicon and
 customers can incorporate these memories in their designs with the assurance
 that the resulting silicon achieves satisfactory yield and reliability."
     In order to provide a high level of manufacturability of its embedded
 memory IP, Virage Logic puts its products through a rigorous process called
 the FirstPass-Silicon(TM) program.  The program is designed to ensure
 customers that their compiled memories will work in silicon the first time.
 The program embodies not only foundry specific data on the performance of the
 memory cores manufactured, but also on Virage Logic's own extensive timing and
 power verification.  The result of this process is available to customers in
 an extensive silicon characterization report, which is available now.
     The Custom-Touch 1T-SRAM compiler is FirstPass-Silicon certified and is
 available off the shelf with pricing starting at $300,000 (U.S. list price)
 for a compiled memory instance.
 
     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.
 
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