Si2 Announces Board of Directors for 2006-2007 and Annual Members Meeting at DAC; Membership Reaches Record High

AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 20, 2006— The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announces the election of their Board of Directors for the 2006-2007 term, as well as the place and time for the Annual Members Meeting.

The new Board Members are: Philips Semiconductors, represented by Mr. Barry Dennington, Senior VP of SoC Design Technology; and Synopsys, represented by Dr. Don MacMillen, VP of Engineering.

The re-elected Board Members and their representatives are: AMD - Mark Porter; ARM, Inc. - John Goodenough; Cadence Design Systems, Inc. - Jan Willis; IBM Microelectronics - John Darringer; Intel Corporation - Rahul Goyal; LSI Logic, Inc. - Sudhakar Sabada; and National Semiconductor Corporation - James Lin.

"I wish to welcome our new Board members and congratulate our returning Board members. We are extremely pleased to have their insight and expertise on the strategic and business affairs of Si2," says Steve Schulz, President & CEO. "The leadership demonstrated by Si2's Board of Directors is evidenced by our extensive membership growth during the last year."

Si2 is currently at a record-high of over 100 member companies. Recent new members include: Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC), Coupling Wave Solutions, ICScape, OEA International, Sequence Design, Texas Instruments, and ArchPro Design Automation.

"I'm pleased to be elected to the Si2 Board," says Don MacMillen. "Si2 activities are having a positive impact on the industry, and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to Si2's mission of improving IC design productivity."

"Si2 provides an excellent forum for sharing issues with key partners and peers and for influencing change and driving standards in the industry," says new Board member Barry Dennington of Philips Semiconductors. "I look forward to further Si2 initiatives that create standards which enhance design and development."

The Annual Si2 Members Meeting will be held on July 24, 2005 from 6-7:30 PM in the Moscone Center, Room #111, San Francisco, CA.

About Si2

Si2 is an organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on improving the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable collaboration through a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 focuses on developing practical technology solutions to industry challenges. Si2 represents over 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world.

Silicon Integration Initiative, Austin
William Bayer, 512-342-2244, ext. 304


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