eSilicon Licenses ARM Technology Through ARM Foundry Program

12 November 2002

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. AND CAMBRIDGE UK – Nov. 12, 2002 –Verisity Ltd. (Nasdaq:VRST), the leading supplier of essential technology and methodology for functional verification and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced that ARM has joined Verisity's LicenseE Program, with a view to opening up access to the e verification language. As a member of the LicenseE program, ARM will be a strong supporter of the drive toward e language standardization.

"As the Specman Elite™ tool continues to proliferate within ARM and our Partner base, it is now more important than ever to make e an open language," said Jonathan Morris, Systems program manager, ARM. "Our goal as members of the LicenceE program is to ensure that the e language becomes easily available to everyone."

ARM has adopted Verisity's testbench automation solutions because of the powerful capabilities that the e language provides. ARM also distributes e verification toolkits to its customers to aid in the integration of IP and measurement of compliance with the AMBA® on-chip bus specification. As a member in the LicenseE program, ARM will receive open access to the e language and will participate in the e Steering Committee. The Steering Committee's purpose is to drive the e language to standardization to better serve the verification market. All companies on the Steering Committee have equal say, including Verisity.

"Top industry companies are coming together through the LicenseE program in support of the e verification language," said Francine Ferguson, vice president of worldwide marketing for Verisity. "Technology leaders such as ARM are welcomed additions to the e Steering Committee and to the standardization effort."

ARM joins a prestigious list of strategic industry players supporting the e language initiative through the LicenseE program. Participating in the program is a number of Verisity customers, today including: Cisco Systems, Infineon Technologies, LSI Logic, Philips, PMC-Sierra and ST Microelectronics.

About Verisity
Verisity, Ltd. (Nasdaq: VRST), is the leading supplier of essential technology and methodology for the functional verification market. The company addresses customers' critical business issues with its market-leading software and intellectual property (IP) that effectively and efficiently verify the design of electronic systems and complex integrated circuits for the communications, computing, and consumer electronics global markets. Verisity's flagship verification solution, Specman Elite™, automates manual processes and detects critical flaws in hardware designs enabling delivery of the highest quality products and accelerating time-to-market. The company's strong market presence is driven by its proven technology, methodology, and solid strategic partnerships and programs. Verisity's customer list includes leading companies in all strategic technology sectors. Verisity is a global organization with offices throughout Asia, Europe, Israel, and North America. Verisity's principal executive offices are located in Mountain View, California, with its principal research and development offices located in Rosh Ha'ain, Israel.

About ARM
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.


Verisity is a registered trademark of Verisity Design, Inc. LicenseE is a trademark of Verisity Design. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

ARM and AMBA are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; and ARM China.

For more information contact:

Ric Chope
Verisity Design, Inc.
(650) 934-6820


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