MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Open-Silicon, Inc., the leading fabless ASIC company providing the most reliable, predictable and cost-effective alternative to traditional chip design and supply chain models, today announced completion of the 100th tapeout. The company, founded in 2003, reached this historic milestone in only the fifth year of operations.

"One hundred tapeouts within five years is a tremendous accomplishment and one that few other ASIC companies have achieved," said Naveed Sherwani, CEO and president. "While we continue to attract new customers and expand into new markets, it's significant to note that many of our customers are taping out their second or even third designs with us. This is a testament to the technical expertise of our design teams, our ability to complete designs on time with first-pass silicon success and our excellent customer service."

"Strong worldwide demand for Open-Silicon's technology in the advanced process nodes, in particular 65nm and 45nm, will drive our continued rapid growth in 2009 and beyond," said Chitra Hariharan, senior director of engineering. "We are aggressively investing in our engineering methodology and technology infrastructure so that customers moving to 45nm will continue to enjoy the same industry-leading predictability and reliability as our current 90nm and 65nm customers."

About Open-Silicon, Inc.

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

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