Innovasic Semiconductor Makes Industry First Supply Guarantee

Company to guarantee supply of fido(TM) microcontrollers until at least 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, May 14, 2007 - Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in long life-cycle semiconductor solutions, today announced that it is guaranteeing production of its fido (flexible input deterministic output) microcontroller family until at least 2020. This guarantee is expected to be most important to companies that supply embedded control and communications products that are available for long periods of time or are not frequently redesigned.

"As a developer of replacement microcontrollers and peripherals for long lifecycle customers, Innovasic has never made one of its replacement ICs obsolete," said Keith Prettyjohns, CEO of Innovasic Semiconductor. "And we don't plan to start with fido."

This guarantee is the first of its kind in the industry, providing vendors of long lifecycle products with relief from End of Life notices. According to a previous survey by Electronics Weekly, two-thirds of designers had experienced difficulties with components going obsolete in the previous six months. Additionally, in a survey conducted by Innovasic, 81 percent of engineers identified obsolescence one of their top three when choosing a new microcontroller for their design.

Because of Innovasic's lengthy and proven experience in the long-life market and their strong fab relationships, the company can offer customers the fido guarantee, helping them maximize their investments in design, and ensuring that their products are useful to customers for extended periods. A signed certificate guaranteeing a fido supply will be included in every evaluation development kit. Full kits are available for US $499 each.

The fido family of 32-bit real-time microcontrollers was designed from the ground up for embedded control and communications applications. This innovative new architecture redefines the boundaries between hardware and software, providing deterministic performance with its unique "RTOS Kernel in a Chip," an RTOS kernel built into the silicon. This, along with the flexibility of programmable I/O peripherals, distinguishes fido from other microcontrollers. Contact Innovasic Semiconductor at 1-505-883-5263 or email for more information.

About Innovasic Semiconductor

Innovasic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company focused on serving the long life-cycle embedded market. The company has established a world-class reputation for solving obsolescence problems by developing microcontrollers and peripheral ICs that are form, fit, and function compatible with an original manufacturer's part in response to an End of Life notice. Having shipped over a million production ICs, Innovasic has become a trusted partner and an approved vendor to many of the leading industrial equipment manufacturers worldwide. By developing close partnerships with its customers, the company has not only secured numerous wins for its growing line of replacement microcontrollers but, it has now launched its own family of real-time microcontrollers - specifically designed to solve problems typically overlooked by other semiconductor manufacturers. The new fido brand of microcontrollers has a novel architecture protected by multiple patent applications, while at the same time being compatible with one of the most widely used instruction sets.

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