Artisan IP Provides Aggressive Performance and a Choice of Leading Manufacturers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003--Artisan Components, Inc., (Nasdaq:ARTI), a leading provider of physical intellectual property (IP), today announced that NVIDIA(R) Corporation has adopted Artisan's design platform including its advanced memory products for NVIDIA's 130- and 90-nanometer designs. Artisan's support of many of the world's leading manufacturers enables NVIDIA to select Artisan's library platform across a broad range of process technologies and foundries.
Since 1998, starting in 0.25-micron technology, NVIDIA has taken advantage of the broad range of Artisan's IP products. In addition, NVIDIA has relied on Artisan's expertise to develop library products optimized to meet NVIDIA's aggressive performance, density and yield requirements.
"NVIDIA continues to choose Artisan because of the broad choice of products, process technologies and foundries that they offer," said Jen-Hsun Hunag, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "Artisan's track record of delivering quality products and services has contributed to NVIDIA's leadership position in the highly competitive graphics market."
"Artisan's collaboration with NVIDIA has focused on IP that combines aggressive performance with high manufacturability across multiple foundries," said Mark Templeton, president and chief executive officer of Artisan. "Working with technology leaders like NVIDIA helps keep Artisan out in front and lets us implement innovative product ideas early in each process lifecycle. We are honored that NVIDIA has once again chosen Artisan as their preferred design to manufacturing solution."
About Artisan Components
Artisan Components, Inc. is a leading provider of physical intellectual property (IP) components for the design and manufacture of complex system-on-a-chip integrated circuits. Artisan's products include embedded memory, standard cell, input/output, analog, mixed-signal and communications components, which are designed to achieve the best combination of performance, density, power and yield for a given manufacturing process. Artisan has licensed its IP components to over 1,000 companies involved in integrated circuit design. Artisan is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. More information about Artisan Components, including free library access can be found at: http://www.artisan.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the NVIDIA's intended use of Artisan's products and the impact of the Artisan/NVIDIA relationship on each company. Actual results may differ materially. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the demand for NVIDIA processors that incorporate Artisan's library products, the pricing, performance and availability of competitive products, NVIDIA's use of competitive products, and potential difficulties that delay or prevent the use of Artisan's library products in NVIDIA's processors. We refer you also to the documents that Artisan files from time-to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in particular the section entitled "Factors Affecting Future Operating Results" in Artisan's annual report on form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q. Artisan disclaims any obligation to update or correct the information contained in this press release as a result of financial, business or any other developments occurring after the date of the release.