MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Open-Silicon, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company providing a reliable, predictable and cost-effective alternative to traditional chip design and supply chain models, today announced that Chris King has joined its Board of Directors.

Ms. King has served as the CEO of AMIS Semiconductor (recently acquired by ON Semiconductor), taking the company public in September 2003. She led AMIS through six acquisitions during her tenure. Prior to joining AMIS, King was vice-president of Semiconductor Products for IBM's Microelectronics Division and launched the company's ASIC business in 1993 growing it to the number one ASIC business in the world. In addition to her Board seat at Open-Silicon, Ms. King serves on the Boards of Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), Idaho Power Company, an IDACORP company (NYSE: IDA) and ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ONNN).

"Open-Silicon has established a reputation as an agent of change in the ASIC market and we have had phenomenal growth in our first four years of business. Chris's experience and leadership as a pioneer in the ASIC industry will help us to accelerate our next phase of growth and offer our customers even more compelling solutions," stated Dr. Naveed Sherwani, CEO and president of Open-Silicon.

"I have been impressed with the impact that Open-Silicon's innovative business model has had on the ASIC market and I look forward to working with Naveed and the rest of the Open-Silicon board," remarked Chris King.

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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