Partnership Provides System-on-Chip (SoC) Design Community in China, Singapore, and Taiwan with Optimal Solutions for Predictability and ManufacturabilityTAIPEI, Taiwan & FREMONT, Calif. -- Dec 10, 2007
-- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), and Taiwan-based technology service provider MIC today announced a partnership agreement to service the needs of the rapidly growing SoC design community in China, Singapore, and Taiwan. Under the terms of the agreement, MIC is establishing a new division dedicated to providing IP solutions to the region's design community. Virage Logic's Silicon Aware IP offering will enable MIC to offer a robust, silicon-proven portfolio of semiconductor IP.
"We are very pleased to add Virage Logic's silicon-proven advanced IP solutions to our product portfolio," said Mr. Scott Lin, president of MIC. "We see this partnership with Virage Logic as an opportunity to work with a highly reputable industry pioneer to offer a much-needed IP solution for SoC designers in China, Singapore, and Taiwan. We believe our customers will greatly value our new offering."
"With the semiconductor industry's rapid growth in China, Singapore, and Taiwan the region is experiencing an escalating need for a trusted IP supplier," said Pete Rodriguez, chief marketing officer for Virage Logic. "We are eager to partner with MIC and fill that void, supplying Silicon Aware IP solutions to help the region's SoC design community increase yields and maximize profitability. As the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, Virage Logic's silicon-proven, fully characterized IP solutions are used by more than 300 global customers."About Silicon Aware IP
To help SoC designers address the complex predictability and manufacturability challenges at advanced process nodes, in 2005 Virage Logic pioneered a new class of semiconductor IP called Silicon Aware IP. The company's Silicon Aware IP offering (embedded memories, logic libraries and I/Os) includes silicon behavior knowledge for increased predictability and manufacturability. This intelligence includes hardware implementations for optimal yield in the design phase and extends to include test, repair, and diagnostics for manufacturability. Because Silicon Aware IP understands the behavior of silicon and is able to address post-silicon issues, it is key in helping designers maximize yield, lower test escapes, increase reliability, speed time-to-volume and improve overall manufacturability.About Marketech International Corporation
Marketech International Corp. (MIC) (TAIEX:6196) is a professional technology service provider dedicated to advanced process equipment support service, total solution of facility integration and customized equipment manufacturing. MIC fully supports the development of the semiconductor as well as LCD industries within the Asia-Pacific territory. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Marketech has global offices in Great China, Singapore, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit MIC's website at www.micb2b.com
.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, as the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, the company's Silicon Aware IP offering (embedded memories, logic libraries and I/Os) includes silicon behavior knowledge for increased predictability and manufacturability. Through its recent acquisition of Ingot Systems, the company has expanded its product offering to include Application Specific IP (ASIP) solutions such as Double Data Rate (DDR) Memory Controllers and design services. 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, computer and graphics, automotive, and defense markets. The company uses its FirstPass-Silicon Characterization Lab(TM) for certain products to help ensure high-quality, reliable IP across a wide range of foundries and process technologies. The company also prides itself on providing superior customer support and was named the 2006 Customer Service Leader of the Year in the Semiconductor IP Market by Frost & Sullivan. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Virage Logic has R&D, sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.viragelogic.com