August 27, 2002

True Circuits Joins Design & Reuse Web Portal for IP and SoC Exchange

SIP Web Portal Points Designers to Silicon Proven PLL Macros from TCI

LOS ALTOS, California - True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for the semiconductor and systems industries, announced today that it has partnered with Design and Reuse (D&R), a semiconductor IP (SIP) web portal for IC and SoC information exchange.

TCI has added its silicon proven IP cores to D&R's online IP portfolio. These cores provide ASIC designers leading-edge circuit technology which helps improve chip performance and reduce design costs and turnaround time.

"D&R's goal matches our goal - to help designers develop products quickly and efficiently with the latest circuit technology," stated Stephen Maneatis, CEO of True Circuits. "The D&R SIP Web portal expands our reach to the global marketplace, since this is where many ASIC designers from around the world go to find information about proven and portable hard macros, such as our low-jitter PLL designs."

Dr. Gabriele Saucier, chairman of the board of Design and Reuse, added, "We are pleased that TCI has selected our web portal as a vehicle for promoting its silicon-proven PLL IP to the global marketplace."

TCI offers a family of standardized PLL designs that spans nearly all the performance points and features requested by ASIC designers. The designs are available for immediate delivery in a range of frequencies, multiplication factors and options for CMOS processes from 0.25 to 0.13 micron and for foundries such as TI, TSMC and UMC.

About Design and Reuse
Design and Reuse is the leading web portal for IP and SoC exchange, and the first worldwide provider of intranet/internet XML-based IP reuse and IP supply chain design software called IP/SoC Manager Series T. Founded in September 1997 in Grenoble, France, D&R now has operations that extend to Europe, North America and Asia. For more information on Design and Reuse, please visit the website at or send an email to: Telephone (headquarters): +33-4-76706487; Fax: +33-4-76706453.

About True Circuits
True Circuits, Inc. develops and markets a broad range of PLLs and other mixed-signal designs for ICs for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. TCI's reputation is built on providing quality standardized and full-custom PLLs and other mixed-signal designs to the world's most demanding customers. TCI's design and simulation tools, and its close association with the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors, allow it to produce new and innovative designs for advanced processes quickly and reliably.

True Circuits is headquartered at 4962 El Camino Real, Suite 206, Los Altos, Calif. 94022 and can be found on the web at Product inquiries can be made by calling the company directly at (650) 691-2500 or via e-mail at

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