Virage Logic Expands Executive Team
FREMONT, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Virage Logic Corp. (Nasdaq: VIRL), a leader in embedded memory solutions, today announced the appointment of Eduard R. Weichselbaumer to the newly created position of vice president of strategic programs.
The adoption of deep submicron processes and the development of new System-on-Chips (SoCs) that require increasing amounts of embedded memory have spurred increasing growth for Virage Logic. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, not only did the overall semiconductor IP market grow faster than the general semiconductor market in the year 2000, Virage Logic was the second fastest growing semiconductor IP company. In order to capitalize on the growth opportunities, Virage Logic has tapped Weichselbaumer to drive key strategic programs that will allow the company to expand into new market opportunities.
Weichselbaumer, who reports to Virage Logic CEO Adam Kablanian, is responsible for driving strategic programs in new markets that will accelerate the company's growth. Weichselbaumer brings to his new post 22 years of sales and management experience spanning industry start-ups to higher profile companies. Immediately prior to joining Virage Logic, he was vice president of worldwide sales for Artisan Components.
Before joining Artisan, Weichselbaumer was director of business development/sales for Synopsys' silicon libraries group from January 1998 - December 1999. He also held positions at HHB Systems and LSI Logic in Europe. Weichselbaumer holds a masters degree in Electronic Engineering from Technical University in Munich, Germany.
``Eduard's experience at both Artisan and Synopsys in developing their library businesses will provide the management team with additional experience and bring a new perspective on how to grow our business faster,'' said Kablanian. ``We have just completed our strategic planning process, and have identified a number of new growth opportunities in the Memory IP space. With Eduard's appointment, we are investing in these areas in order to meet the market demand and to help customers select, build and implement the most comprehensive and effective IC designs.''
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 180 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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