Artisan Components Announces Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information for Second Quarter Fiscal 2002

09 April 2002

SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- April 9, 2002 -- Artisan Components Inc., (Nasdaq:ARTI), a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced it will release earnings and hold a conference call for the second quarter of fiscal 2002 after the close of trading on Tuesday, April 23, 2002. The conference call will begin at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) and will be hosted by Mark Templeton, president and CEO and Joy Leo, chief financial officer, both at Artisan Components.

The conference call will be available by telephone at 719-457-2657 and via live webcast at www.vcall.com. A telephonic replay will be available through Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 719-457-0820. The passcode for both Artisan's live conference call and telephonic replay is 782129.

About Artisan Components
Artisan Components, Inc., (Nasdaq: ARTI) is a world leader in intellectual property (IP) components, providing high-quality solutions for many of the world's leading semiconductor foundries, integrated device manufacturers, ASIC vendors and IC design teams. Artisan's Process-Perfect™ memory generators, standard cell and I/O libraries are optimized to achieve the full-speed, density and low-power potential of each semiconductor process. Each product is verified using the industry's most comprehensive QA and validation procedures and delivered ready to use with a complete set of views and models supporting leading design tools. Artisan's headquarters are located at 141 Caspian Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1013.


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