Virage Logic, Apache Design to Present Low-Power Design Webinar

Virage Logic Corporation (Nasdaq:VIRL), a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM) and leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, today announced that it will partner with Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in full-chip dynamic power and noise solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) designs, to present a free online technical webinar titled, “Low-Power Design – Tips and Techniques for Extending Battery Life.”

The live webinar will be broadcast via TechOnLine on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. PST, and 2:00 p.m. EST. Registration and information about the free, one-hour webinar is available.

Portable and handheld devices such as cellular phones, digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and MP3 players continue to evolve and become more complex. At the same time, the market demands more functionality consolidation into a single product platform. As designs are manufactured at process nodes below 90nm, “power management” becomes the key design challenge engineers face.

“We are pleased to work with Virage Logic to demonstrate how the right choice of semiconductor IP and silicon sign-off analysis tools can provide significant power reduction and leakage management for silicon sign-off of low-power designs,” said Dian Yang, vice president of product management for Apache Design Solutions. “The joint webinar will provide an excellent opportunity for designers to learn about detailed design and analysis techniques for controlling their leakage power.”

“As the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner, we are committed to providing our customers with integrated solutions to address such critical design challenges as reducing leakage and managing power,” said Jim Ensell, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Virage Logic. “In collaboration with Apache, we are providing a methodology that combines low-power semiconductor IP with market-leading power integrity and analysis solutions which further underscore our commitment to deliver an effective choice for power and performance tradeoffs.”

This webinar is the fifth in a series of eight Virage Logic-sponsored educational webinars addressing timely and critical design challenges facing SoC designers. Each webinar in the series features a different industry-leading company from Virage Logic’s VIP Partner Program and will provide an integrated approach to helping SoC designers successfully leverage the most advanced technologies available for accelerating their silicon success. More information on Virage Logic’s 2006 Technical Webinar Series is available.

About Virage Logic Corporation
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. Now, as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary, it 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(TM). 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. The company also prides itself on providing superior customer support and was recently named 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.

About Apache Design Solutions
Apache is an EDA software supplier of innovative next-generation silicon integrity platforms for low-power, high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs. By considering all sources of noise that impacts the design — such as power, signal, package / system IO, substrate, and temperature — Apache’s silicon signoff platform enables designers of leading networking, wireless, communication, consumer, and semiconductor companies to detect, fix, and prevent design weaknesses that can result in reduced yield or failed silicon. Apache’s vendor-neutral platform enables designers to adopt any industry-standard physical design flow and is certified by TSMC’s 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 Reference Flow (NYSE: TSM). Apache has direct sales and support offices worldwide with over 40 customers, including 7 of the top 10 semiconductor companies.

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