Innovasic Semiconductor® to Provide Replacement IC for the Intel® 386EX Product

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in replacement
integrated circuit (IC) and microcontroller solutions, today announced that they are going
to provide a replacement IC for Intel’s 386EX microcontroller.

“In our discussion with customers, we have found that there still is a high demand for
the 386,” said Datar Lalvani, VP of Marketing for Innovasic Semiconductor. “We are
currently providing 100% compatible solutions for the 186 class of microcontrollers and
view this as a logical extension to our x86 family of products.”

The 386EX will be offered in RoHS compliant 132-pin PQFP and 144-pin TQFP packages.
This device will be 100 percent form, fit and function compatible with the original Intel
product. Samples will be available in Q4, 2008.

Further information, including pricing, can be obtained by contacting Innovasic.

About Innovasic Semiconductor

Innovasic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company focused on serving the
industrial market. The company has established a world-class reputation for solving
obsolescence problems by developing microcontrollers and peripheral ICs that are one
hundred percent compatible with an original manufacturer’s part in response to an End of
Life notice. Having shipped over a million production ICs to the industrial market,
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 industrial microcontrollers – specifically designed to solve
problems typically overlooked by other semiconductor manufacturers. The new fido™
brand of microcontrollers have 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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