SOURCE: 3Plus1 Technology, Inc.

January 22, 2007 11:00 ET

Academic and Industry Luminary Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli Joins 3Plus1 Technology, Inc. as Advisor

Sangiovanni-Vincentelli Joins an Exclusive Group of Technology and Business Contemporaries Pioneering Ultra-Low-Power Heterogeneous Multiprocessor Architecture; Technology Targets Concurrent Communications and Multimedia Applications in Mobile Systems

SARATOGA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- 3Plus1 Technology, Inc. today announced the addition of Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli as an Advisor and member of their Technical Advisory Board. Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has joined an elite group of technologists and business leaders helping 3Plus1 to develop an ultra-low-power solution for next-generation mobile handsets for which the company has announced an advanced multiprocessor architecture conceived from the ground up.

Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli holds the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and is Vice-Chair for Industrial Relations.

He was a co-founder of industry leaders, Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys. In addition, he is the Chief Technology Advisor and a board member at Cadence and also sits on the board of Softface Inc., Sonics Inc., and Accent. He is a member of the HP Strategic Technology Advisory Board. Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has consulted with IBM, Intel, AT&T, GE, Harris, Nynex, and Hewlett-Packard, and has held the title of Chief Technology Advisor to Fujitsu, Sony, and Hitachi, as well as ST Microelectronics, Alcatel, Daimler-Chrysler, BMW, and Bull.

An IEEE Fellow since 1982 and member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has received the CASS Golden Jubilee Medal, the Aristotle Award of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Guillemin-Cauer and Darlington Awards from the IEEE, and the prestigious Kaufman Award of the EDA Consortium.

"I am very excited to join this well established and talented team of advisors," commented Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "and I look forward to helping them bring ultra-low-power processor-based platforms and system solutions to fruition."

Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli joins an elite group of active advisors to 3Plus1, including Prof. Jan Rabaey, University of California at Berkeley; Prof. Krste Asanovic, MIT; Prof. John Warzynek, University of California at Berkeley; Dr. Drew Wingard, CTO, Sonics Inc.; Prof. Wen-Mei Hwu, Univ. of Illinois; Prof. Hamid Jafarkani, University of California at Irvine; Prof. Tom Conte, North Carolina State University; Dr. Handel Jones, President, IBS; and Grant Pierce, President, Sonics Inc.

"We are delighted and honored that such an experienced and talented member of the technology community has joined us," said Allan Cox, President and CEO of 3Plus1. "Alberto brings unique qualities to the Advisory Board that will help accelerate our product introductions planned for this year."

About CoolProcessor

The Company's CoolProcessor technology has been developed in record time, based on an internally developed and automated methodology, capable of generating RTL, simulation, analysis, and verification tools from an internal design language for CoolProcessor Architecture.

The CoolProcessor family of cores is scaleable and upwardly code compatible with a single programming model. Development of software applications follows a standard DSP tool flow and the company is currently delivering its initial applications-development software and FPGA Emulator Boards to US and International customers.

About 3Plus1 Technology

Founded in 2003, 3Plus1 Technology has created a design methodology and architectural approach specifically designed for low-power, concurrent execution of specific applications, including MPEG 2/4, H.263/4, JPEG/2000, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.16, Bluetooth, UWB, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA 2000/WCDMA, MP3, AAC, DVB-H and GPS, in a modular, scalable, heterogeneous multiprocessor architecture. The technology enables software implementation of combinations of these multi-mode scenarios and use models that can be accomplished in a sub-100mw processor core when implemented in a standard 90nm low-power CMOS process.

Financed by its founders since its inception, with additional income from sales of its first tools and services, the company is addressing the needs of the 800-million-plus mobile media player, handset, camera and UMPC markets. 3Plus1 has assembled a group of world-class technologists addressing the problems of real-time voice, video and data processing -- at ultra-low-power levels and minimum silicon die size -- from the fundamental software and hardware architectural perspectives.

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