May 20, 2004

Leopard Logic Selects True Circuits IP for Gladiator CLD Configurable Logic Devices

Flexibility, Increased Performance, Low Power and Fast Turnaround Are Key Advantages of Devices with True Circuits PLL and DLL Hard Macros

LOS ALTOS, California - True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries, announced today that Leopard Logic of Cupertino, California has successfully implemented multiple True Circuits PLL and DLL hard macros in its new GladiatorTM CLDTM family of configurable logic devices, which feature a unique combination of mask-programmable and field-programmable technology, and are fabricated in TSMC's 0.13um process.

"We needed the most flexible IP implementation possible for our Gladiator CLD devices and True Circuits provided us with PLL and DLL hard macros that met this requirement," said Stefan Tamme, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Leopard Logic. "We selected True Circuits because of their deep expertise and proven ability in high-performance timing circuits. Using their programmable IP, our team was able to implement multiple PLL and DLL blocks under an aggressive schedule to provide our customers with complete timing flexibility for even the most demanding system applications."

"With its Gladiator CLD approach, Leopard Logic combines the flexibility of FPGAs with the efficiency of ASICs for high speed, high density, low per-gate cost and low power applications," remarked John G. Maneatis, President of True Circuits. "We are pleased to be a contributor to this unique design and family of programmable devices, and to help our customers achieve success with our low-jitter, programmable PLLs and DLLs in their high-performance design applications."

About Leopard Logic and the Gladiator CLD Family
Leopard Logic is a fabless semiconductor company that has pioneered Gladiator CLD, a new class of configurable logic devices that combine FPGA and ASIC technologies in a 100% user customizable platform. The unique combination of Leopard Logic patented field-programmable and mask-programmable technology delivers unmatched performance and flexibility, short time-to-revenue and the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Gladiator CLD devices can be used across a wide range of markets and applications requiring flexible logic solutions and are ideal for demanding applications in the networking, storage and digital consumer infrastructure markets. A comprehensive tool suite, first-class third party IP cores, and complete integration and design services complement the devices. For more information visit

About True Circuits PLLs and DLLs
True Circuits offers a complete family of standardized clock generator, deskew, low-bandwidth and spread-spectrum PLLs and DDR DLLs that spans nearly all performance points and features typically requested by ASIC designers. These high-quality, low-jitter, silicon proven hard macros are available for immediate delivery in a range of frequencies, multiplication factors and functions in 0.25 to 0.09 micron CMOS processes from the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors. For more information about True Circuits products, visit

About True Circuits
True Circuits develops and markets a broad range of award-winning PLLs, DLLs and other mixed-signal hard macros for ICs for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries. TCI's robust state-of-the-art circuits, methodical and proven design strategy and its close association with the world's leading silicon fabrication vendors allow the company to quickly and reliably create new and innovative designs in a variety of advanced process technologies.

True Circuits is headquartered at 4962 El Camino Real, Suite 206, Los Altos, California 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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