Press Release

Design & Reuse and INICORE join forces in launching the U.S. office of D&R

February 22, 2001 - Design & Reuse and Inicore Inc. announced today their cooperation in the launch of D&R IP management software. The opening of D&R's first US office on the west coast demonstrates the company's will for a better promotion and penetration of its IP management software. It facilitates easier access to the various US IP providers and users as well as better local technical support.

D&R is the worldwide leader as an IP/SoC web portal and brings today to the market the premier XML based e-software for managing IP repository and exchange.

Inicore Inc., located in Newark, California, offers hot-line support, in-house demonstrations and first level technical support for the latest versions of D&R software for IP reuse management and exchange. Inicore is a veteran IP provider company and has successfully demonstrated its capabilities and experience in SoC designs for applications such as PDA's, digital cameras and many more.

"We are extremely glad to contribute to the success of D&R as we recognize their valuable contribution in IP exchange and SoC design management. We will do our best to support their customer and plan to reinforce strongly our cooperation in the future." commented Hans J. Kuffer, VP Business Development from Inicore Inc.

"We are happy to benefit from the experience of a well established design house. Not only will they be able to speak the right language to our customers, but in addition they will contribute to the definition of our products especially for SoC Manager series. This is a big reinforcement of D&R's market presence" noted Gabriele Saucier, Chairman of the Board, Design & Reuse.

This decision follows the big success of D&R seminars about reuse and IP management that took place in Santa Clara during DesignCon 2001 at the end of January. The same seminars will be repeated at DATE in Munich and IP/SoC 2001 in Santa Clara.

About Design & Reuse

Design and Reuse is the leading web portal for IP and SoC exchange, and the first worldwide provider of intranet/internet based IP reuse and Exchange Management software called IP/SoC Manager Series TM. Founded in September 1997 in Grenoble of France, D&R now has operations extended to Europe, North America and Asia.


INICORE is a system design house providing FPGA and ASIC solutions, from specification to fully tested silicon by combining state-of-the-art technologies, tools and methodologies. It is Inicore's primary objective to provide their customers with competitive advantages by using IP cores and reusable engineering techniques for a fast and reliable product development resulting in first-time-right silicon.

US contact information:

Design & Reuse 5600 Mowry School Road, Suite 180 Newark, CA 94560 Tel: +1 510 656 1445, Fax: +1 510 656 0995

Press contact information:

Design & Reuse
Gabriele Saucier WTC Business Center 5, place Robert Schumann 38025 Grenoble Cedex 1 France
Tel: +33 476 57 43 32 Fax: +33 476 50 34 21

Inicore Inc.
Hans J. Kuffer VP Business Development 5600 Mowry School Road, Suite 180 Newark, CA 94560 USA
Tel: +1 510 445 1529 Fax: +1 510 656 0995