Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry’s trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), announced that it will host a free technical lunchinar and demonstration entitled, Accelerating Silicon Success with Silicon Aware IP for Yield Acceleration & Time-to-Volume, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Room 203/204 on December 11, 2007, at 11:30 a.m.
Also joining Virage Logic in the lunchinar presentation will be leading foundry partner, TSMC, who will be highlighting the importance of a close collaborative relationship between the foundry and IP provider. Working together, mutual customers can expect to realize such key benefits as faster delivery of successful System-on-Chips (SoCs) at the advanced process nodes.
Virage Logic will be demonstrating its broadened Silicon Aware IP product portfolio with its new release of the Self-Test and Repair (STAR(TM)) Memory System, which adds capabilities to address the challenges of advanced design and process technologies while providing a dashboard of user-selectable options to manage the tradeoffs between test time, area, speed and state-of-the-art diagnostics for optimal design complexity management. The release also expands the STAR Memory System’s capabilities to address process challenges with a new product option called STAR(TM) Yield Accelerator, created to boost silicon yield and accelerate time-to-volume.
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 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 government and military 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.