Incentia Inks a Multi-year, Multi-million Dollar Corporate Deal With VIA Technologies

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(9/23/02 7:19 p.m. EST)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2002--Incentia Design Systems, Inc., an EDA company in the timing and synthesis market, announced today that VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has extended its relationship with Incentia to include a multi-million dollar, multi-year corporate agreement. Incentia's static timing analysis and synthesis tools are being used in VIA's design flow.

"We have used Incentia's static timing analysis and synthesis products to tapeout various designs. The products offer rich features and handle complicated timing requirements under a unified environment. They are easy to use and compatible with our existing design methodology," remarked Benjamin Chiu, Deputy Manager of Design Methodology at VIA. "We are impressed at Incentia's product offerings and technical support."

"We have been working closely with VIA as a technology partner since 2000," noted Dr. Ihao Chen, President & CEO at Incentia. "VIA is a leading fabless IC design company with worldwide presence. We are pleased that VIA endorses and selects our tools for their design flow at multiple sites."

Incentia Products

Incentia offers static timing analysis and synthesis products for deep submicron SoC designs. TimeCraft(TM) is a full-chip, gate-level static timing analyzer, offering fast analysis speed. DesignCraft(TM) is a logic synthesis tool with data-path, test, and low power synthesis options. DesignCraft Pro(TM) is a physical synthesis tool that addresses the issues of timing closure chip performance, design capacity, and turnaround time.

About VIA

VIA Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator and developer of PC core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia, communications, optical media and networking chips. VIA delivers value to the PC industry by designing, marketing, and selling high-performance VIA Apollo core logic chipsets for the full range of PC platforms, and cost-effective VIA C3(TM) processors for Value PCs and Internet Appliances, as well as developing complete solutions for the PC platform through its VPSD Business Unit. Its customers include the world's top OEMs, mainboard manufacturers, and system integrators. VIA is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, at the center of the Greater China high-tech manufacturing engine, and has branch offices in the US, China and Europe. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE2388), and achieved annual revenues of nearly US$1 billion in 2001. Additional information can be found at

About Incentia

Incentia Design Systems, Inc., an EDA company, addresses deep submicron timing and synthesis for multi-million-gate SoC designs with stringent performance, area, and power requirements. For more information visit, email or call 408-727-8988.

The company is headquartered at 4633 Old Ironsides Dr, Suite 200, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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