SOURCE: Open-Silicon

March 07, 2005 09:00 ET

Open-Silicon Expands Global Presence With Israel Manufacturer's Sales Representative

Hiring of ITH Strengthens Open-Silicon's Position as a Global Leader in ASIC Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2005 -- Open-Silicon, Inc., a fabless ASIC company that provides a predictable, reliable and cost-effective alternative to traditional chip design and supply-chain models, today announced the hiring of a new manufacturer's representative in Israel, ITH (Israel Test House). The relationship demonstrates Open-Silicon's desire to bring its innovative approach to ASIC design and manufacturing to chip developers throughout the world.

Ed Ortler, Open-Silicon's Vice President of Sales, says, "ITH is the ideal organization to represent Open-Silicon in this very forward-looking and technologically astute region. ITH's experience in test engineering and production, quality and reliability testing, and failure analysis will give our customers a competitive edge in bringing their ASIC chips to market faster."

Victor Orland, ITH's President and CEO, adds, "We are pleased to work with Open-Silicon and to take their value proposition of ASIC cost-effectiveness, predictability, and reliability to Israel's technology companies." ITH is located in Migdal Ha'emek -- Israel's Silicon Valley.

About Open Silicon, Inc.

Open-Silicon, Inc. is a fabless ASIC company delivering the most cost-effective, predictable and reliable custom ASIC solution to electronics product customers worldwide. Open-Silicon's OpenMODEL™ is the semiconductor industry's first end-to-end custom ASIC solution based on a revolutionary business model that provides a seamless, low-cost, low risk alternative to traditional models for complex ASIC design and development. For more information, visit Open-Silicon's website at www.open-silicon.com or call 408-523-1200.

About ITH Ltd.

ITH is the only test house services provider in Israel since 10 years. ITH predominantly supports the local and European fabless communities with a wide range of expert engineering and production services including but not limited to test program development to state of the art devices, full qualification and reliability tests to new designs, failure analysis of such as well as up-screening and DPA analysis of electronic components for the space industry. ITH also provides reliability and test analysis to the local Israeli opto-electronics emerging industry. For more information please visit ITH's web site at www.ith.co.il or call 011-972-4-6449020.

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