SOURCE: Open-Silicon, Inc.

December 03, 2007 23:06 ET

Open-Silicon CEO Dr. Naveed Sherwani Elected to Global Semiconductor Alliance Board of Directors

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Open-Silicon, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company providing a reliable, predictable and cost-effective alternative to traditional chip design and supply chain models, announced today that Dr. Naveed Sherwani has been elected to a 3 year term on the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). The Board of Directors includes 20 executives selected by the Alliance's semiconductor members.

Dr. Sherwani brings the unique perspective of an executive who has served the industry in the educational realm as a professor and textbook author, worked for a large semiconductor company, and as an entrepreneur who has founded two successful fabless semiconductor companies to his position on the board of directors for the GSA.

"I am honored by the confidence my industry peers demonstrated by electing me to this board," said Dr. Naveed Sherwani. "I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my technical expertise and innovative business ideas to help shape the focus of the GSA on evolving the IC supply chain into an open model that drives accelerated growth."

About Dr. Naveed Sherwani

Dr. Sherwani has over 20 years of experience in technical engineering and general management and currently serves as the President and CEO of Open-Silicon, which he founded to bring cost-effectiveness, predictability and reliability to the ASIC market. Prior to founding Open-Silicon, Dr. Sherwani was the founder and General Manager of Intel Microelectronics Services, where he led efforts to promote the use of disciplined ASIC methodologies to improve design efficiency and time-to-market. Naveed currently serves on the Board of Directors of Integration and the Technical Advisory Board for Pyxis Technology.

Naveed served as a Professor at Western Michigan University and is the author of the main textbook on Physical Design, "Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation," which is widely used at major universities around the world. Dr. Sherwani received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

About Open-Silicon, Inc.

Open-Silicon, Inc. is a fabless ASIC company that was founded to set new standards for the predictability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of ASICs and enable our customers to differentiate their products with custom silicon. Through our "Science of ASICs" initiative we continue to introduce technology advantages that help our customers increase their chance for success in the market. For more information, visit Open-Silicon's website at or call 408-240-5700.

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