October 25, 2004

TriCN Signs Reseller Agreement with True Circuits for Silicon-Proven Timing IP

Customers get one-stop shop for Interface and Timing Hard Macros

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - TriCN, a leading developer of intellectual property (IP) for high-speed semiconductor interface technology, today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with True Circuits, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal IP for the semiconductor, systems and electronics industries based in Los Altos, CA. Under the terms of the agreement, TriCN will offer True Circuits timing IP to its customers worldwide.

"TriCN customers have been requesting a wide variety of mixed-signal products. True Circuits provides the best solution to meet this demand because of its broad analog product portfolio and excellent reputation," said Steve McConnell, Vice President - Marketing for TriCN. "The True Circuits-TriCN partnership gives our customers a one-stop shop for high-quality, silicon-proven interface and analog timing hard macros."

"TriCN is a respected player in the semiconductor industry and we are pleased to add them to our growing list of worldwide sales channels," remarked Stephen G. Maneatis, Chief Executive Officer of True Circuits.

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 www.truecircuits.com. Product inquiries can be made by calling the company directly at (650) 691-2500 or via e-mail at sales@truecircuits.com.

About TriCN
Founded in 1997, TriCN is a leading developer of high-performance semiconductor interface intellectual property (IP). The company provides a complete portfolio of IP for maximizing data throughput on and off the chip. Products include Base I/O libraries for pad-ring creation, high-performance memory and networking interfaces, Multi-Function I/O's compatible with numerous interface protocols, and multi-gigabit PHY products. All products are designed using rigorous signal integrity and timing analysis to ensure first time power-up success. Applications for TriCN's IP span the gamut from consumer products to server-class communications devices.

TriCN is headquartered at 164 Townsend Street, Suite 10, San Francisco, California 94107. For more information, please call (415) 625-3606 or visit www.tricn.com.

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