SOURCE: eSilicon

eSilicon

eSilicon

January 06, 2010 08:00 ET

eSilicon and Virage Logic Sign Partner Agreement

Partnership Provides eSilicon and Virage Logic Customers Access to a Broad Range of IP, Design and Production Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA and FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - eSilicon Corporation, a pioneering semiconductor value chain producer (VCP), and Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ: VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today announced an agreement for Virage Logic to join the eSilicon value chain as a trusted IP partner. Under the terms of the agreement, eSilicon will gain access to Virage Logic's extensive IP product portfolio and technology expertise, thereby providing eSilicon customers with a best-in-class design-through-production solution. Customers benefit by being able to focus on their core business and competencies, while receiving complete design and IP support and services from eSilicon.

"As the semiconductor industry continues its disaggregation trend, the task of identifying, qualifying and procuring differentiated IP is increasingly being outsourced to value chain producers who leverage third-party IP to dramatically reduce design time. To address this trend and more firmly establish ourselves as the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, Virage Logic has greatly expanded its IP product portfolio over the last two years with the addition of high speed interfaces, processor cores and other physical IP optimized for advanced process nodes," said Dr. Alex Shubat, president and CEO of Virage Logic. "We are honored to be a member of the eSilicon value chain. Together we are enabling customers to achieve higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield, as well as shorten time-to-market and time-to-volume."

"We are particularly proud that Virage Logic has joined our value chain as their broad portfolio of highly differentiated silicon proven IP represents an extension of our commitment to technology excellence, quality and value," said Jack Harding, chairman, president and CEO of eSilicon. "Through this agreement, we are able to provide even greater value to our customers and help them accelerate the delivery of unique solutions to the global market."

About eSilicon

eSilicon, a pioneering semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), provides a comprehensive suite of design, productization and manufacturing services, enabling a flexible, low-cost, lower-risk path to volume chip production. The company delivers application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to system original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fabless semiconductor companies who serve a wide variety of markets including the consumer, computer, communications and industrial segments. eSilicon -- Enabling Your Silicon Success™. For more information, please visit www.esilicon.com.

About Virage Logic

Virage Logic is a leading provider of both functional and physical semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. The company's highly differentiated product portfolio includes processor solutions, interface IP solutions, embedded SRAMs and NVMs, embedded memory test and repair, logic libraries, and memory development software. As the industry's trusted semiconductor IP partner, more than 400 foundry, IDM and fabless customers rely on Virage Logic to achieve higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield, as well as shorten time-to-market and time-to-volume. For further information, visit http://www.viragelogic.com.

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