FREMONT, Calif.--July 21, 2005--Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL):
Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL), a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM) and leading provider of semiconductor IP platforms, today reported its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2005.
Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 were $12.0 million, compared with $13.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, and with $12.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2005. License revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 was $9.3 million, compared with $11.9 million for the same quarter a year ago and with $10.1 million for the prior quarter. Royalties for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 were $2.7 million, compared with $1.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, and with $2.7 million the prior quarter.
As reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net loss was $1.3 million, or $0.06 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2005. This compared with net income of $571,000, or $0.03 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 and with a net loss of $988,000, or $0.04 per share, for the prior quarter.
"We are disappointed with our financial results for the third quarter," said Adam Kablanian, Virage Logic's president and chief executive officer. "During the quarter, we continued to experience order slippage due to customers' delayed commitments, as well as operational issues, which have impacted our ability to ship against existing orders."
Continued Kablanian, "While the issues that impacted our third-quarter results are disappointing, our overall pipeline continues to be healthy, and we believe that our lead on advanced process nodes remains strong."
For the nine months of fiscal 2005, revenues were $40.6 million, compared with $37.7 million for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Net loss for the nine months of fiscal 2005 was $547,000, or $0.02 per share, compared with net income of $401,000, or $0.02 per share, for the nine-month period of fiscal 2004.
Recent Business Highlights
During the third quarter, and more recently, Virage Logic:
- Signed another 65-nanometer (nm) agreement, marking a total of four 65nm agreements signed to date for Virage Logic's semiconductor IP and underscoring Virage Logic's leadership position at advanced process technologies
- Announced Freescale Semiconductor's adoption of Virage Logic's IPrima Mobile(TM) Ultra-Low Power Memories and Self-Test and Repair (STAR) Memory System(TM) for 65nm chips targeting high-volume cell phone and other wireless markets, marking Freescale's selection of Virage Logic as its third-party IP supplier for development on the 65nm process
- Announced UMC has engaged Virage Logic to collaborate on analyzing process parameters essential to the design of key IP elements for its 65nm process, which is currently in development
- Announced TSMC's selection of Virage Logic 65nm memory compilers to support early users of TSMC's 65nm Nexsys(SM) process technology
- Booked a total of nine new 90nm agreements, including one with a new customer
- Signed a total of three new direct royalty-bearing agreements for the STAR Memory System, the company's first Silicon Aware IP product, bringing the total number of STAR Memory System agreements signed to date to 117
- Signed four new ASAP Logic(TM) and IPrima Foundation(TM) semiconductor IP platform agreements
- Recorded revenue under licensing agreements from 45 customers - 37 existing and eight new. Business Outlook
Virage Logic also announced today its business outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. The company currently anticipates total revenues of approximately $12.8 million to $13.0 million. Expected total revenues for the quarter are anticipated to include royalties of approximately $2.6 million to $2.8 million. The company expects to report a GAAP net loss of approximately $0.03 to $0.04 per diluted share. Although this news release will be available on the company's website, the company disclaims any duty or intention to update these or any other forward-looking statements.
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Webcast and Taped Replay
Virage Logic's management plans to hold a teleconference on third-quarter 2005 results at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET today. A live webcast of management's teleconference regarding third-quarter results will be available to all investors, and an archived webcast will be available from July 21, 2005 until July 21, 2006 on the Investor Relations page of Virage Logic's website at http://www.viragelogic.com. In addition, a telephonic replay will be available through July 28, 2005 at (719) 457-0820, access code 9474325.
About Virage Logic
Founded in 1996, Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL) 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 www.viragelogic.com.
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