SOURCE: eSilicon


January 13, 2010 08:00 ET

VCP, Pioneered by eSilicon, Now an Official GSA Category

Jack Harding Nominated to Serve as First Board Member for the New Category

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - eSilicon, a pioneering semiconductor value chain producer (VCP), today announced that Jack Harding, chairman, president and CEO of eSilicon, has been nominated to serve on the GSA Board as the first representative of the newly created VCP category. Jack is currently serving on the GSA Board under the semiconductor category.

Value Chain Producer (VCP) is defined as a company that collaborates with foundries, IP and service providers, EDA suppliers, package, assembly and test operations in designing and producing chips for fabless IC, IDM and OEM companies. Value Chain Producers optimize the economics of customer value chains and enable customers to focus on their product differentiation and market growth. A VCP earns revenue by shipping packaged, tested products with the customers' logo.

"The GSA has long been a trailblazer in identifying and supporting new business models that can create efficiencies and profit within the industry. We are not surprised that they are the first industry organization to recognize the unique value proposition and opportunity that VCPs bring to the industry," said Jack Harding. "As the pioneer of the VCP model, we've brought new efficiencies to the chip design, manufacturing and productization process through valuable supply chain partners and a patented infrastructure enabling superior predictability and faster time to market."

"GSA was formed nearly 15 years ago and today is one of the most important semiconductor organizations. Its more than 200 semiconductor and system OEM member companies solve many tough business and technical problems that challenge industry growth," said Jodi Shelton, GSA president. "We are excited about the new VCP category. It's the most recent example of the GSA recognizing and supporting a fast-growing business model that presents new ways to improve profit and create greater opportunities within the industry."

"The VCP model plays an increasingly critical role within the industry as the cost of maintaining in-house specialists to create one chip every year or two is prohibitive," said Rich Wawrzyniak, Semico Research. "Additionally, each chip has unique requirements, and through well-established relationships and partnerships with leading suppliers, VCPs can customize the approach to every design, resulting in an easier and faster design cycle and lower costs for the customer."

Jack Harding runs for second GSA Board term

Jack is serving a three-year term as a GSA board member and GSA board finance committee member, guiding the group through difficult financial times without loss of member services. Jack acted as a GSA spokesperson at many speaking engagements and panels. He worked with the GSA to recognize and adopt the Value Chain Producer category. Jack is currently running for a second term on the GSA board. For more on Jack and the election:

About eSilicon

eSilicon, a pioneering semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), provides a comprehensive suite of design, productization and manufacturing services, enabling a flexible, low-cost, lower-risk path to volume chip production. The company delivers application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to system original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fabless semiconductor companies who serve a wide variety of markets including the consumer, computer, communications and industrial segments. eSilicon -- Enabling Your Silicon Success™. For more information, please visit

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