Tuesday April 12, 12:20 pm ET

VIA Technologies Extends Relationship With Incentia, Signs Multi-Site License Agreement for Synthesis & Timing Software

SANTA CLARA, CA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(MARKET WIRE)--Apr 12, 2005 -- Incentia Design Systems, Inc., an EDA company in the timing and synthesis market, today announced that VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has extended its relationship with Incentia for synthesis and timing software to include logic, DFT, low power, and physical synthesis, as well as timing analysis and debugging software. The new agreement is for multiple licenses for use at VIA's sites in Taiwan, China and the USA.

"Incentia has kept pace with the technology hurdles we face and our customer requests," said Bauli Yang, Manager of VIA. "We have had success with Incentia's synthesis and timing products, and are pleased to add additional licenses and new options to our worldwide design sites."

"VIA is one of the world's leading fabless IC design companies and has set high standards for qualifying synthesis and timing tools for their design flows," said Ihao Chen, President & CEO of Incentia. "We are pleased that VIA has increased the number of licenses and added new product licenses at more sites, since our initial engagement in 2002."

Incentia Products

Incentia offers advanced complete timing and synthesis solutions to address the ever-growing design challenges in performance, runtime, and capacity for multi-million-gate, nanometer SoC designs.

TimeCraft(TM) is a full-chip, gate-level static timing analyzer (STA), offering fast analysis speed. Its rich features enable timing verifications at the pre-signoff (ECO iteration) stage and final signoff for all kinds of design applications.

DesignCraft(TM) is a complete logic synthesis tool with integrated capabilities for optimizing area, power, timing and design-for-testability (DFT). It produces aggressive area reduction and low power results, with advantages in runtime and capacity.

DesignCraft Pro(TM) is a physical synthesis tool that accepts RTL or netlist designs and creates detailed placement. It offers fast turnaround time and allows users to perform physical performance prototyping and physical optimization as well as resolve design closure issues by simultaneously optimizing for timing, area, power, congestion and DFT.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. (Toronto: 2388.TO - News ) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. Additional information can be found at .

About Incentia

Incentia Design Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced timing and synthesis software that addresses the stringent requirements of runtime, design capacity, timing, area, design-for-testability, power consumption and signal integrity for multi-million-gate semiconductor designs. The company's products are in use at leading fabless IC design, systems, semiconductor and design service companies and have successfully been used to tape out numerous designs in different design applications, such as communications, networking, wireless, chipset, consumer electronics, and multi-media.

Incentia has offices in Santa Clara, California and Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, as well as distributors in Japan, China, Korea, India and Israel. For more information, please visit , email or call 408-727-8988.

DesignCraft, DesignCraft Pro and TimeCraft are registered trademarks of Incentia Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks and tradenames are the property of their respective holders.

Contact: Press Contact: Georgia Marszalek, ValleyPR for Incentia 650-345-7477

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