SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2015) - eSilicon Corporation, a leading independent semiconductor design and manufacturing solutions provider, today announced that the GDSII Explorer tool now provides support for registered users specifying Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC") (NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981) as their foundry of choice.

GDSII Explorer, from eSilicon, is part of the eSilicon STAR (self-service, transparent, accurate, real-time) design virtualization platform. With easy-to-use online menus, registered users can specify manufacturing process information along with requirements for packaging, testing and delivery required for their completed GDSII design. An executable quotation from eSilicon is then provided online in seconds, which includes non-recurring engineering (NRE) pricing and volume production unit pricing for the user's device.

"GDSII Explorer from eSilicon allows customers to quickly and easily determine the best options from SMIC to tapeout their GDSII designs," said Sunny Hui, senior vice president of marketing, SMIC. "With GDSII Explorer, users can create a fully customizable quote online in minutes that is fully backed by eSilicon."

"eSilicon continues to see steady adoption of all the STAR platform tools, including GDSII Explorer," said Mike Gianfagna, eSilicon's vice president of marketing. "Expanding GDSII Explorer to include SMIC as a foundry option increases flexibility and choices for our STAR registered users."

About GDSII Explorer
GDSII Explorer is part of the eSilicon STAR platform that supports IP browsing and evaluation, instant quoting, chip optimization services and work-in-process tracking capabilities.

Users are able to register for an account on the eSilicon STAR platform through eSilicon's online registration interface. There is no cost or obligation to use any of the STAR tools. More information about the eSilicon STAR platform may be found on eSilicon's website.

About eSilicon
eSilicon guides customers through a fast, accurate, transparent, low-risk ASIC journey, from concept to volume production. Explore your options online with eSilicon STAR tools, engage with eSilicon experts, and take advantage of eSilicon semiconductor design, custom IP and IC manufacturing solutions through a flexible engagement model. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including the communications, computer, consumer, industrial products and medical segments. Get the data, decision-making power and technology you need for first-time-right results.

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