Chief Scientist Recognized for Contributions to Semiconductor Technology
FREMONT, Calif., October 13, 2003 — Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL), a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms, today announced that Yervant Zorian, Ph.D., was named by EE Times as one of a few key individuals who have influenced the course of semiconductor development technology. EE Times, the industry newspaper for engineers and technical management, announced that it has chosen 13 people “who are influencing the course of semiconductor development technology and taking it into realms that exceed the bounds set by the inventors of the transistor more than 50 years ago.”
The selection of the key influencers was based on input from the EE Times editorial staff, with Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief, overseeing the process.
“There are thousands of innovators in this business, but we wanted to focus on these people because they have a view toward a technological and methodological revolution that will carry electronic design into adulthood,” said Fuller. The October 13 edition of EE Times is a special issue: “The Future of Semiconductors: An Industry Agenda” which features the industry influencers.
“I have devoted my career to the advancement of semiconductor technology and I am honored to be recognized as a leader. In the past 20 years, we could not have dreamed of the applications for semiconductor technology that we are seeing today. The next 20 years will be even more exciting as we face the challenges of the physical limits of semiconductors and the design challenges of chips with a billion gates or more,” said Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist, Virage Logic.
About Dr. Yervant Zorian
Dr. Yervant Zorian has served as Virage Logic’s vice president and chief scientist since joining the company in 2000. Zorian pioneered work on embedded test technology and is one of the world’s leading experts in this field. He founded and currently chairs the IEEE P1500 standardization working group for embedded core test, and has authored over 200 papers and three books. Since 1996, Zorian has been chief technical adviser of LogicVision, and prior to that a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. He is the vice president of the IEEE Computer Society for Technical Activities and is the editor-in-chief emeritus of IEEE Design & Test of Computers. He is an honorary doctor of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and a Fellow of the IEEE. His highest degrees include a master of science from the University of Southern California, a master of business administration from Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and a doctor of philosophy from McGill University.
About Virage Logic
Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL) is a leading provider of best-in-class semiconductor IP platforms based on memory, logic, I/Os, and IP development tools that are silicon-proven and production ready. Virage Logic meets market demands for cost reduction, while improving performance and reliability for fabless and integrated device manufacturer (IDM) companies focused on the consumer, communications and networking, handheld and portable, and computer and graphics markets. Virage Logic is headquartered in Fremont, California and has sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.viragelogic.com or call (877) 360-6690 toll free or (510) 360-8000.
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