Artisan Components, Inc. Reports Record Revenue And Record Net Income For Its First Quarter Fiscal 2004

26 January 2004

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2004--Artisan Components, Inc., (NASDAQ:ARTI), a leading provider of physical intellectual property (IP), today announced that it has appointed R. Keith Hopkins as vice president of sales. Hopkins is responsible for leading Artisan's sales organizations in North America and Europe.

Hopkins brings to Artisan over 20 years of sales management experience for semiconductor, fabless and EDA companies. From 2000 to 2003, Hopkins was vice president of worldwide sales at Denali Software, Inc., a verification and semiconductor IP company. From 1999 to 2000, Hopkins was vice president of sales business development for ClickServices.com, a wireless internet applications services company. Previously, he has held sales management positions at Mentor Graphics Corporation, Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc., Daisy Systems and Intel Corporation. Hopkins holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

"Keith has an extensive background in developing strategic plans and managing sales programs," said Mark Templeton, president and chief executive officer of Artisan Components. "We welcome Keith to the Artisan team and look forward to his contribution to our ongoing success."

Additionally, it was announced that James Hogan has resigned as senior vice president of business development for Artisan. Hogan is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Commented Templeton, "We have enjoyed having Jim on our team and thank him for his contributions. We wish him well in his new endeavors."

About Artisan Components
Artisan Components, Inc. is a leading provider of physical intellectual property (IP) components for the design and manufacture of complex system-on-a-chip integrated circuits. Artisan's products include embedded memory, standard cell, input/output, analog and mixed-signal components, which are designed to achieve the best combination of performance, density, power and yield for a given manufacturing process. Artisan has licensed its IP components to over 1,200 companies involved in integrated circuit design. Artisan is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. More information about Artisan Components, including free library access, can be found at access.arm.com.

Artisan Components and Artisan are registered trademarks of Artisan Components, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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