2004–MoSys, Inc. (Nasdaq:MOSY), the industry’s leading provider of
high density SoC embedded memory solutions, and AVID Electronics
(TSE:6103), a fabless SoC company, today announced that MoSys will
license its 1T-SRAM(R) embedded memory technology to AVID Electronics.

Reduced power consumption and high performance are crucial to the
consumer electronics industry, and 1T-SRAM memory offers these
benefits unmatched by other memory technologies. In addition to these
advantages, AVID Electronics needed a solution that would allow large
amounts of memory to be embedded into SoC designs using a standard
logic process.

“MoSys’ 1T-SRAM technology enables AVID Electronics to reduce the
component chip count and minimize the silicon area, therefore lowering
the product cost,” said Dr. Ji-Chien Lee, AVID’s senior vice president
of the product development center. “Our customers expect product
innovation and AVID Electronics is committed to delivering
high-performance products. Through our partnership with MoSys, we help
to ensure our customers benefit from 1T-SRAM memory technology,
including its significant low power advantages.”

“The consumer electronics industry is an important market, and we
are pleased that AVID Electronics has chosen our 1T-SRAM memory
technology for inclusion in its next-generation products,” said
Mark-Eric Jones, vice president and general manager of Intellectual
Property at MoSys. “Our relationship with AVID Electronics allows
MoSys to demonstrate the high performance, density and
manufacturability our memory technology provides.”

About AVID Electronics Corp.

Founded in 1996, AVID Electronics Corporation specializes in
mixed-mode SoC (System on a Chip) IC designs. In 2000, AVID released
the first CD-DA (Digital Audio) IC, which integrates all necessary
functions such as RF amplifiers, ECC (Error Correction Code),
anti-shock, micro-controller, Delta-Sigma audio DAC, and headphone
amplifier on to a single SoC. To date, Avid has a number of designs
wins that are manufactured in many notable audio products. New product
introductions and steady growth throughout 2004 and beyond are
anticipated — including the development and launch of SoC ICs for
Flash-Memory media and Micro HDD, before the end of this year.

AVID employs nearly one hundred and forty employees including
engineering and executive-level graduates from distinguished
universities. The company is located in the Hsin-Chu Science-Based
Industrial Park, Taiwan, and is listed on the Taiwan OTC (6103). More
information is available on AVID’s website at


Founded in 1991, MoSys (Nasdaq:MOSY), develops, licenses and
markets innovative memory technologies for semiconductors. MoSys’
patented 1T-SRAM technologies offer a combination of high density, low
power consumption, high speed and low cost unmatched by other
available memory technologies. The single transistor bit cell used in
1T-SRAM memory results in the technology achieving much higher density
than traditional four or six transistor SRAMs, while using the same
standard logic manufacturing processes. 1T-SRAM technologies also
offer the familiar, refresh-free interface and high performance for
random address access cycles associated with traditional SRAMs. In
addition, these technologies can reduce power consumption by a factor
of four compared with traditional SRAM technology, contributing to
making it ideal for embedding large memories in System on Chip (SoC)
designs. MoSys’ licensees have shipped more than 50 million chips
incorporating 1T-SRAM embedded memory, demonstrating the excellent
manufacturability of the technology in a wide range of silicon
processes and applications. MoSys is headquartered at 1020 Stewart
Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94085. More information is available on
MoSys’ website at

1T-SRAM(R) is a MoSys trademark registered in the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office. All other trade, product, or service names
referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective holder.

CONTACT: MoSys, Sunnyvale
K.T. Boyle, 408-731-1830
AVID Electronics Corporation, Hsin-Chu
David Chang, 886-3-5795222 x 2220
Shelton PR, Dallas
Katie Olivier, 972-239-5119 x128

SOURCE: MoSys, Inc.