November 02, 2005 11:24 ET

VSI Alliance Announces CTO and VP and New Board Member

Gary Delp, LSI Logic Elected as VSIA CTO; Raminderpal Singh, IBM Elected as VSIA Vice President; Hewlett-Packard Elected to the VSIA Board

WAKEFIELD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 2, 2005 -- The VSI Alliance (VSIA) today announced new additions to the Board of Directors and executive staff. Hewlett-Packard was elected to the Board and it has appointed Mobashar Yazdani as the Hewlett-Packard representative to the Board. The CTO and Vice President positions are staff positions and both of these are new positions within VSIA. Gary Delp, LSI Logic was elected to the CTO position and will be responsible for setting and implementing the VSIA technical direction. Raminderpal Singh, IBM, was elected to the position of VSIA Vice President and will aid in setting and executing on VSIA vision.

Hewlett-Packard joins an impressive Board that includes the following Board members: ARM Ltd., Cadence Design Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM Microelectronics, LSI Logic Corporation, Mentor Graphics, Philips Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics and TSMC.

"As VSIA grows to the next phase of execution, we have successfully grown the leadership team, with a new Board member, our first CTO, and a Vice-President," said Mike Kaskowitz, VSIA president. "The addition of HP to Board demonstrates the value that VSIA brings to key industry leaders. With Gary Delp and Raminderpal Singh now playing key roles in important positions on the staff, VSIA is in a strong position for strategy development and execution."

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About VSIA

The VSI Alliance (VSIA) is an open, international organization that includes representatives from all segments of the SoC industry: System houses, Semiconductor vendors, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies, and Intellectual Property (IP) providers. VSIA's mission is to dramatically enhance the productivity of the SoC design community by providing leading edge commercial and technical solutions and insight into the development, integration and reuse of IP. VSIA has wide industry participation with more than 70 member companies from around the world. Membership is open to any company with an interest in the development and promotion of business solutions and open standards used in the design of System-on-Chip. For more information, visit the VSIA web site at, or e-mail to

The VSI Alliance is a trademark of the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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