Open-Silicon Expands in India/Taiwan and Appoints Industry Veteran as COO

BANGALORE, INDIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 06, 2009 -- Open-Silicon, Inc., the leading open market semiconductor manufacturer and provider of spec-to-silicon ASIC design services, today announced the hiring of Shrikrishna Gokhale as COO of the company and managing director for its rapidly expanding India operations. He will be taking up this assignment by mid-May.

"Our business continues to grow at a significant pace which supports our growth plans for our India operation," said Dr. Naveed Sherwani, CEO and president of Open-Silicon. "Mr. Gokhale was selected because of his experience in driving and managing fast business growth through multi-national teams while remaining focused on customer support. His technical experience and semiconductor product development including VLSI design, device architecture and embedded software, combined with specific strengths in key markets such as communications and consumer electronics, will help us further establish our leadership in complex ASIC development."

Gokhale has over 28 years' experience in business management and technology development with Sasken, Philips and others. He has successfully managed multi-site teams of 600+ professionals spread across offshore, onsite and near-shore locations. In his previous positions, he handled various responsibilities including product development, business growth, resource planning and delivery management.

As COO and managing director, Gokhale will oversee Open-Silicon's day-to-day operations and will report directly to Dr. Sherwani.

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. Open-Silicon provides leading edge ASIC design, open market IP integration, and high quality silicon manufacturing services to customers worldwide. 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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