eSilicon Names Hugh Durdan VP of Marketing; Industry Veteran's Technical and Systems Expertise Bolsters Management Team of Rapidly-Growing Custom Chip Company
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eSilicon Names Hugh Durdan VP of Marketing; Industry Veteran's Technical and Systems Expertise Bolsters Management Team of Rapidly-Growing Custom Chip Company

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 25, 2005— eSilicon Corporation, a leading supplier of custom integrated circuits, today announced the addition of Hugh Durdan as vice president of marketing. In his new role, Durdan will be responsible for defining an expanded market strategy and generally furthering the company's position as a leading supplier of custom chips to the world's most innovative electronics companies.

"We are very fortunate to have Hugh Durdan join our management team," said Jack Harding, chairman, president and CEO of eSilicon(TM). "His expertise in the development and marketing of systems-level solutions, particularly in the areas of ASICs and ASSPs, will be a major benefit to our customers. Further, our customers have asked us for a bold extension of our business model, and Hugh is the right guy to provide it."

"I am very excited about joining eSilicon and look forward to helping expand eSilicon's reach and furthering its position as the leading supplier of custom chips," said Durdan.

Durdan, a 25-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, formerly served as vice president of the CCI and Technical Services business group at Altera Corporation, where he grew revenue from $350 million to $550 million in two years, booked more than $1 billion worth of design wins and spear-headed Altera's expansion into the digital consumer market.

Prior to Altera, Durdan served as vice president and general manager of the Computer and Consumer Divisions at LSI Logic, in addition to various management and engineering roles at Mylex, a RAID and SCSI host adapter company, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Durdan holds a BSCE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

About eSilicon Corporation

eSilicon Corporation is a semiconductor company that manufactures and designs custom chips for the world's leading electronics companies by integrating its own deep domain expertise with the capabilities of an outsourced, tier-one global supply chain. Offering the industry's most flexible engagement practices, our experienced manufacturing and design teams provide complete support at each step along the way to qualified packaged tested, custom chips. Our patented software systems provide 24x7 visibility throughout the manufacturing phase. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices in Allentown, Pa., Murray Hill, N.J. and Shin Yokohama, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.esilicon.com. eSilicon - You architect the future, we'll manage the construction.

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