Nuvation Joins MathStar's Certified Design Center Program

HILLSBORO, Ore., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, announced today that Nuvation has joined the Certified Design Center (CDC) program. Nuvation is an electronic design services firm with leading-edge engineering operations in Silicon Valley and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada . Members of MathStar's CDC program have been extensively trained to provide professional services to designers who are migrating to MathStar's Arrix family of field programmable object arrays (FPOAs).

"MathStar's CDC program lets us connect our customers and their engineers with highly capable design houses that are experienced with our Arrix product family," said Dan Sweeney , MathStar chief operating officer. "MathStar's CDC partners can assist our new customers in speeding time-to-market and tailoring our FPOA technology to their applications in machine vision, professional video and medical imaging. Nuvation is one of the largest and most respected engineering design services firms in North America and we are very pleased to be partnered with them."

Nuvation helps its customers design, develop and deploy innovative products in markets such as broadcast video, machine vision, telecommunications, wireless infrastructure, military-aerospace, medical imaging, security, and consumer electronics. Many of these products require processing rates that can only be accomplished with higher-performance programmable logic.

"Joining MathStar's CDC enables us to offer our design services expertise to customers who find conventional programmable logic insufficient for their applications," said Michael Worry, Nuvation chief executive officer. "MathStar is leading the way to the next-generation of programmable logic with its Arrix family of FPOAs, and we're excited to now be implementing designs with the price-performance that Mathstar's FPOA devices enable."

More information on MathStar's Certified Design Center Program can be found at

About MathStar, Inc.

MathStar is a fabless semiconductor company offering best in class, high-performance programmable logic solutions. MathStar's field programmable object array (FPOA) can process arithmetic and logic operations at clock rates at 1 gigahertz, which is up to four times faster than even the most advanced FPGA architectures in many applications. MathStar's Arrix family of FPOAs are high-performance programmable solutions that enable customers in the machine vision, high-performance video, medical imaging, security & surveillance and military markets to rapidly and cost effectively innovate and differentiate their products. FPOAs are available now and are supported by development tools, IP libraries, application notes and technical documentation. For more information, please visit

About Nuvation Research Corporation

Nuvation is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) firm that provides accelerated DSP, board, FPGA/FPOA, and software design services for the embedded systems industry. Established in 1997, Nuvation is based in San Jose , CA and has satellite operations in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada . Nuvation's clients include industry leaders in Security, Wired and Wireless Communications, Medical Devices, Defense/Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Test & Measurement, and Semiconductor markets. More information is available at

Statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be "forward-looking" in nature within the meaning of Section 21E the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about MathStar and its industry and include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the section of MathStar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2007 under the heading "Risk Factors." MathStar undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

SOURCE MathStar, Inc.