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TSMC, Virage expand partnership

Posted: 11 Dec 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nexsys i/o library? asap memory? star memory system? embedded memory?

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. and Virage Logic have announced a distribution and support agreement that will provide designers with integrated library support and services for SoC design. This development kicks off an expansion of both companies' services, as well as a new model for distributing TSMC's internally-developed, process-tuned standard cell and I/O libraries.

The new agreement enhances an ongoing relationship between the two companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Virage Logic will distribute and support TSMC's advanced 150nm, 130nm, and Nexsys 90nm standard cell and I/O libraries either alone or integrated with its own ASAP Memory or STAR Memory System embedded memory products.

In addition, Virage Logic will continue in parallel to sell and support its own TSMC process-specific libraries, including ASAP Logic Metal Programmable Cell and Standard Cell libraries, which are differentiated from the TSMC standard cell library in market focus and architecture.

"Our strategy is to provide reliable IP to meet the demanding specifications of SoC designs," said Adam Kablanian, CEO and president, Virage Logic. "To do that, we deliver application-optimized semiconductor IP platforms that are built on advanced technology in both the memory and logic arenas. By distributing TSMC's standard cell libraries, we provide designers with more choices, greater flexibility and, most importantly, faster time-to-volume."

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