SOURCE: Oasis Tooling

August 30, 2006 08:00 ET

Oasis Tooling Adds EDA Sales Guru Roger Bitter to Build Worldwide Organization

ALAMO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2006 -- Veteran EDA sales expert Roger Bitter has joined Oasis Tooling, Inc. as vice president of worldwide sales. Bitter brings more than 25 years of experience in building, managing and conducting sales operations for EDA companies.

In his new position, Bitter will take the lead in establishing a formal sales operation for the two-year-old company providing verification and computational geometry infrastructure technology supporting the OASIS file format standard.

The OASIS standard was developed to provide an efficient, expanded, higher performance automation infrastructure addressing many of the problems blocking advancement of the semiconductor design world, up to and well past the 45nm node.

"For much of my career I have had to build sales organizations from scratch, but Oasis Tooling has given me the luxury of an established customer list and revenue stream. Oasis Tooling is positioned to maximize the potential of the OASIS standard and deliver problem-solving tools to the semiconductor design industry," Bitter said.

"We are truly fortunate to have Roger on our team. His experience and contacts significantly enhance our visibility in the industry and will provide a launching pad for extended growth," said Tom Grebinski, president and CEO of Oasis Tooling.

Bitter was previously CEO of Y Explorations, Inc. where he redirected the company out of the EDA market to a more lucrative field and established a core product strategy. Before that, he served as vice president of sales for Teseda Corporation, vice president of sales and marketing for Xpedion Design Systems from 2001 to 2003, and vice president of sales for Magma Design Automation.

He has also served in senior executive positions for Summit Design, Inc., Compass Japan KK, Silicon Compiler Systems, Silicon Design Labs and Mentor Graphics.

He holds an MBA in Finance, an MS in Management Science, with an emphasis in Marketing, and a BS Electronics Engineering from West Coast University, Los Angeles, California.

About Oasis Tooling

Oasis Tooling, Inc. provides commercial OASIS verification and OASIS computational geometry infrastructure technology to the semiconductor industry. For more information, please visit the company's website, www.oasistooling.com.

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