ViXS Systems Selects Virage Logic’s High-Performance Intelli™ DDR 2/3 Memory Interface IP Solution for Video Processing Systems

FREMONT, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 11, 2009— Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted intellectual property (IP) partner, announced an expanded partnership with ViXS Systems, Inc. to provide its Intelli™ DDR2/3-1600 for ViXS’ video processing solutions. ViXS will expand its use of Virage Logic embedded memory IP to include Virage Logic’s high-performance DDR memory interface solution—supporting speeds up to 1.6 Gigabits-per-second (Gb/s)—for its high-end XCode video and networking products.

Virage Logic’s Intelli DDR2/3 1.6 Gb/s solution enables high performance sub-systems to achieve faster time-to-market, higher data throughput efficiency, lower system costs, less power usage, and high confidence for first-time silicon success. Comprising of a highly efficient DRAM memory controller, all-digital PHY/DLL, and high-performance I/O, the Intelli DDR2/3 1.6 Gb/s is ideally suited to successfully manage high-speed interconnect effects at the package as well as the board level.

“Virage Logic’s advanced DDR architecture allows higher data throughput efficiency than previously available architectures which enabled our system to achieve its maximum performance,” said Hugh Chow, executive vice president and chief operating officer of ViXS Systems. “We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Virage Logic that has enabled us to proceed with confidence to the advanced process nodes. The Intelli DDR2/3 1.6 Gb/s memory interface IP solution is a natural fit for our high-end video and networking applications, as it provides signal integrity awareness while meeting the stringent performance, power, and area requirements of our designs.”

ViXS’ XCode video processors are currently being used to manage, secure, and protect broadcast-quality video in a wide range of consumer electronics, Set-Top and DTV applications, allowing consumers to easily capture, process and distribute broadcast-quality video throughout the home and on the go. The ViXS’ XCode™ 3000 series is the world’s most advanced MPEG4 AVC (MPEG4 Part 10/H.264) Transcoder/Encoder/Decoder System-on-a-Chip (SoC), and has led the way by being the first – and only – single-chip hardware transcoder shipping in all markets with numerous leading manufacturers. The XCode™ series is shipped in a wide variety of products, including Set-Top-Boxes, Blu-Ray Disc Recorders, personal video recorders (PVR), Multimedia PCs and PVR DTVs.

Intelli DDR’s unique architecture and system intelligence help manage the variables inherent in system designs, easing implementation and optimizing integration with existing board and package designs. The Intelli DDR solution, with its standard cell-based architecture and all-digital implementation, works seamlessly with standard digital SoC design flows, offering easy portability to any process node for any foundry.

“Virage Logic built its reputation as the industry’s trusted IP partner by providing highly differentiated IP that addresses the needs of high-performance markets,” said Kamalesh Ruparel, vice president and general manager of Virage Logic’s Application Specific IP (ASIP) business. “We are very pleased to expand our partnership with ViXS Systems to provide them with a complete DDR2/3 1.6 Gb/s memory interface IP solution to meet their high-performance product requirements.”

About Virage Logic’s Silicon Aware IP™ and System Aware IP™ Solutions

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 and logic libraries) incorporates 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, increase test quality, increase reliability, speed time-to-volume, and improve overall manufacturability.

To help systems designers address the challenges of the environment – SoC core to interface, interface to package, package to board, and other SoCs – including the impact on the system behavior and performance, Virage Logic introduced System Aware IP. System Aware IP is designed to mitigate any impact the environment may have on the overall system to ensure performance and functionality requirements are met.

About Virage Logic's Application Specific IP (ASIP) Solutions

Virage Logic's ASIP product portfolio is designed to meet the highest quality and performance standards for functional IP and contains application specific functional IP targeted to a variety of market requirements for high performance, low power, and low gate count.

Virage Logic’s ASIP product portfolio is comprised of standards-based interface IP – such as LPDDR1/2, DDR2/3, PCI-Express Gen1/Gen2, HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort, and MIPI - that enables designers connect SoCs to external subsystems. These advanced interface IP solutions are comprised of controllers, high-resolution digital and analog physical layers (PHYs), IOs and test-benches.

About ViXS Systems, Inc.

ViXS Systems Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company enabling advanced transcoding and video media processing technologies for Consumer Electronic (CE) and Set-top (STB) companies. The company has developed advanced video codecs for processing, managing, protecting and distributing broadcast-quality video. ViXS supplies IC solutions to the world's top OEMs and ODMs and has over 150 patents in the area of video transcoding and video networking. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ViXS is a global company with offices located worldwide. For more information, visit .

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