HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) -   Silicon Design Solutions (SDS), a division of Silicon Valley-based eSilicon Corporation, today announced the opening of new offices in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City, Vietnam. Many local dignitaries will join the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating SDS' growth.

eSilicon acquired SDS in May 2010 recognizing the opportunity to create a deeper infrastructure for its customers and a stronger Asian presence. Anticipating rapid growth, the SDS division will soon be announcing the creation of several new jobs in the HCM City and Da Nang offices, while also considering a new office in Hanoi.

"This is an exciting time for eSilicon and SDS. Vietnam is a fast emerging high-tech center with a strong infrastructure that encourages business development," said Jack Harding, eSilicon president, CEO and chairman. "We are eager to support our established, fast-growing Asian customer base with a local presence."

"We began SDS in Vietnam in 2000 and owe much of our success to this country's supportive business climate and the availability of a large base of well-educated and affordable talent," said Duytan Tran, vice president of the SDS business unit. "Ho Chi Minh City forecasts 12.5 percent growth in 2010 and expects to generate a production value of $4.5 billion from the high-tech sector. We look forward to contributing to this growth in Ho Chi Minh City and throughout Vietnam," said Tran.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Etown offices. The ceremony included a welcome from Jack Harding, speeches from local dignitaries and a reception. 

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Ryan Welley
SDS, a Division of eSilicon Corporation