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Wednesday October 24, 2007, PT

Incentia's TimeCraft Adopted by Global Unichip as
Nanometer Static Timing Analyzer

TimeCraft Selected for Great Performance, Rich Features, and Proven Quality

SANTA CLARA, California and HSINCHU, Taiwan - October 24, 2007 íV Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in nanometer timing solutions, today announced that Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW:3443), a leading SoC design foundry, has adopted Incentia's TimeCraft™ as its static timing analyzer (STA) in nanometer design tape-outs. TimeCraft's performance advantage has greatly shortened GUC's timing analysis turnaround time in verifying large SoC designs.

"We have adopted Incentia's TimeCraft as our static timing analyzer in our nanometer design flow," said Jim Lai, president and chief operation officer of GUC. "TimeCraft satisfied our stringent design requirements and demonstrated itself as an excellent STA tool through its great performance, rich features and quality. TimeCraft's fast runtime speed dramatically cut down our total timing analysis turnaround time and improved our time-to-silicon productivity."

"Incentia's TimeCraft continues to demonstrate its performance advantages and success at customer sites," said Ihao Chen, president and CEO of Incentia. "We are excited that GUC, one of the world leading design service companies, adopted our TimeCraft and achieved the great productivity gain in verifying its complicated SoC designs. TimeCraft's success at GUC reinforces our promise to support customers with the most advanced timing analysis technology for nanometer designs."

About Incentia's TimeCraft

TimeCraft is a full-chip, gate-level static timing analyzer (STA) for timing sign-off. It is the fastest STA available. Its rich features, including comprehensive timing checking and reports, a built-in delay calculator, multiple supply voltage analysis, multi-task capability for multi-corner and multi-mode analysis, and advanced PLL handing, enable analysis on a large variety of design styles. TimeCraft has demonstrated unparalleled advantages in runtime and capacity that dramatically reduce total timing verification turnaround time.

TimeCraft also offers an advanced OCV feature that provides an effective solution to addressing the effects of statistical on-chip process variations. Traditional OCV uses a constant derating factor and may impose unnecessary performance penalties on nanometer designs. TimeCraft's advanced OCV uses variable derating factors based on the logic level and physical location to select the optimal derating factor for each timing path. This results in fewer timing violations, which allows design teams to rapidly achieve timing closure. The native engine-based implementation approach is easy to use and delivers unparalleled performance in runtime and memory usage.

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, chip-sets, 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 www.incentia.com, email Email Contact or call 408-727-8988.

About Global Unichip Corporation

Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated full service SoC (System On Chip) Design Foundry based in Taiwan, was founded in 1998. GUC provides total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC turnkey services. GUC is committed to providing the most advanced and the best price-performance silicon solutions through close partnership with TSMC, GUC's major shareholder, and other key packaging and testing power houses. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk. For more information, please visit www.globalunichip.com .

 

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Arthur Wei
Incentia Design Systems, Inc.
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Florence Chi
Global Unichip Corp.
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