Virage Logic Expands in China with Distributor Relationships 

FREMONT, Calif, and SHANGHAI, China--March 5, 2007--To better service the company's established China customer base and rapidly growing China fabless semiconductor market, Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner and pioneer in Silicon Aware IP(TM), today announced distributor relationship with Hyperform Technologies. The distributor engagement establish a direct sales and support channel to better service Virage Logic's long standing fabless customers and provide a solid infrastructure to service the rapidly growing China fabless market. Initial sales and support services will be focused at consumer and large, government sponsored companies concentrated in the Beijing, Shenzen and Shanghai technology regions.

"As the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner to more than 300 companies, we've seen first hand the industry's move to a more specialized, fabless model, and the resulting demand for silicon proven, technical differentiated semiconductor IP," said Brani Buric, senior director of strategic business solutions for Virage Logic. "China represents the most rapidly growing fabless semiconductor market and we look forward to working with regional and technology experts Hyperform to best service this important market."

"Virage Logic's broad portfolio of silicon proven IP is ideally suited to meet the cost, density, performance and power requirements of China's chip designers, particularly in the rapidly growing consumer and graphics applications markets," said Jianjun Liu, chief executive officer (CEO) of Hyperform Technologies.

For more than ten years, Virage Logic's silicon proven semiconductor IP has been a preferred choice for designers worldwide. The company's IPrima(R) Foundation semiconductor IP platforms, comprising embedded memories, logic libraries, and I/Os, enable design engineers to expedite the creation of next generation products by addressing the increasingly complex task of identifying and obtaining the semiconductor IP needed to produce successful, on-time products. Virage Logic's products and support services help system-on-chip (SoC) designers meet critical design requirements including reducing design time, silicon area, and design risks, while boosting performance and enhancing manufacturing yields.

About Hyperform Technologies

Hyperform Technologies Co., Ltd. (HTC) is a privately held high-tech company in IC and electronic design industry in China. The company was founded by senior professionals in July, 2003. Our goal is to become a leading local provider for Silicon IP, EDA solutions and design methodology services, and meanwhile we are committed to make important contributions to local electronic design industry. For more information go to:

About Virage Logic Corporation

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 is a global leader in IP platforms comprising embedded memories, logic, and I/Os, and is pioneering the development of a new class of IP called Silicon Aware IP(TM) Silicon Aware IP tightly integrates Physical IP (memory, logic and I/Os) with the embedded test, diagnostic, and repair capabilities of Infrastructure IP to help ensure manufacturability and optimized yield at the advanced process nodes. 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, and computer and graphics markets. The company uses its FirstPass-Silicon(TM) Characterization Lab 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. For more information, visit

SynTest Establishes Operations in China and Appoints Hyperform as Distributor 

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.!(BUSINESS WIRE)!Jan. 22, 2004! SynTest Technologies, Inc., the leading supplier of Design-for-Test (DFT) tools and services for semiconductor integrated chips (ICs) announced that the Company has opened a new center in Shanghai, for R&D and customer support. The company has also appointed Hyperform Technologies Co., Ltd. as its distributor to service the growing IC design market in China.

SynTest's products improve an electronic design's testability and fault coverage, which result in not only reduced defect levels with lower tester time, but also reduced time-to-market (TTM).

"The growing interest in our DFT products and services, and the continuing development as well as enhancement of our products requires that we continue to add to our R&D staff," noted Dr. L.T. Wang, SynTest President and CEO.

Dr. Wang remarked, "China, with its rapidly expanding IC design market and fabless design houses, has become an important market for us. We have appointed Hyperform as our distributor for China. Hyperform -- led by James Liu, ex-Director of Sales at Cadence China, a successful and seasoned professional in the field of electronic design and EDA -- was a logical choice for us." He added, "As we firmly believe that technical support is an important pillar of our success, expanding our technical support resources was a given simultaneous step."

"Today, with more and more IC design companies in China doing high-end designs, it is the right time to promote the DFT concept to make their designs into reliable products," remarked James Liu, CEO, Hyperform. He further noted, "As a startup company, I want to bring the best DFT technology and services to our customers. SynTest, who has been playing a major role in the DFT arena for 14 years, and offers the whole DFT solution, from scan, compressed scan, to logic-BIST, was our natural choice."

About SynTest

SynTest Technologies, Inc., established 1990, develops and markets advanced design-for-test (DFT) and design-for-debug/diagnosis (DFD) tools throughout the world, to semiconductor companies, system houses, and design service providers. The company's products improve an electronic design's testability and fault coverage and result in reduced defect levels and reduced slippage in time-to-market (TTM). The products also reduce overall design and test costs, by helping to reduce design iterations as well as the time and reloads on automatic test equipment (ATE). These products include tools for logic BIST, memory BIST, boundary-scan synthesis, DFT testability analysis, VirtualScan synthesis and ATPG with XtremeCompact test vectors, concurrent fault simulation, silicon debug and diagnosis. The company, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., has offices in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and China, and has distributors in Europe and Asia including Israel. More information is available at

About Hyperform

Hyperform Technologies Co., Ltd. (HTC) based in Shanghai, is a privately held company with a mission to provide major brand EDA solutions and design methodology locally to promote the electronic design industry in China. More information is available at:

SynTest, VirtualScan, and XtremeCompact are trademarks of SynTest Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

ASIC: Application Specific DFT: Design-for-Test
Integrated Circuits
ATE: Automatic Test Equipment DFD: Design-for-Debug/Diagnosis
IC: Integrated Circuits SoC: System-on-Chip
ATPG: Automatic Test Program EDA: Electronic Design Automation
BIST: Built-In Self-Test TTM: Time-to-Market


SynTest Technologies
Nayan Pradhan, 408-720-9956 Ext. 301
Hyperform Technologies
James Liu, +86-21-5356 0140