ARM Signs 3 Year Purchase Agreement With Verisity For Verification Solutions

01 June 2004

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., AND CAMBRIDGE, UK- June 1, 2004 - Verisity Ltd. (Nasdaq:VRST), the leading supplier of Verification Process Automation (VPA) solutions, and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], today announced that ARM has signed a 3-year purchase agreement for Verisity's VPA solutions for their internal verification. In order to satisfy lead Partners,  ARM has developed a re-usable verification methodology, using Verisity tools, which enable new processor IP products to be extensively verified in a very short time which significantly reduces the time to first shipment and maintains high quality. Time to first shipment of the IP is not only   important to ARM but also the end licensee as this milestone is often on the critical path for their product development. Verisity tools are at the cutting edge of verification technology and ARM will continue to use these tools in the development of its processor cores and platforms in order to ensure the excellent quality of ARM® IP deliverables.

 "Verisity has been supplying ARM with verification solutions for many years and has been a key partner in developing ARM verification methodologies," said Keith Clarke, VP, Engineering at ARM "Verisity's latest VPA solutions include a focus on system-level verification, and we look forward to increased verification productivity in our product development programs."

ARM chose Verisity for its technical leadership and its scope of automating verification processes from the block to the chip, system and project levels.  In addition, ARM is following Verisity's unique solution roadmap with interest. Verisity's roadmap includes new combinations of technology developed by Verisity and Axis Systems, and includes support for multiple languages.

"As the leader in embedded microprocessors, ARM's commitment to Verisity further validates our strategy to automate a much broader range of SoC verification processes, while tightly coupling these tools with verification infrastructure that scales in performance," said Steve Glaser, vice president of corporate marketing and business development for Verisity.

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, peripherals, software and tools, combined with the company's broad Partner community, provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.

About Verisity
Verisity Ltd. (Nasdaq: VRST), is the leading supplier of process automation solutions 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 VPA solutions enable projects to move from executable verification plans to module, unit, and chip/system level 'total coverage' and verification closure, while maximizing productivity, product quality, and predictability of schedules. 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, 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. For more information, visit http://www.verisity.com.


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For More Information Contact
Jennifer Bilsey
Verisity Design
(650) 934-6823


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