Open-Silicon Strengthens Management Team With Key Executive Appointments

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - July 26, 2016) - Underscoring its commitment to continued advancements in system-optimized ASIC solutions and innovation, Open-Silicon today announced two key appointments to its management team. Mark Wright, former President of Faraday Technology Corporation, USA, will serve as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Open-Silicon, and Anam Haque, former Vice President of Engineering for Synapse Design, has been appointed Vice President of Silicon Engineering.

Mark, a 27-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, will be responsible for Open-Silicon's worldwide sales force and the company's continued design win successes with system companies and startups across the globe. He will also lead the company's global marketing team. Mark has a proven track record in building and managing sales and marketing teams at a variety of semiconductor and ASIC companies. He will report directly to President and CEO Taher Madraswala.

"I am thrilled to join the sales and marketing team at Open-Silicon, and to be part of a company with the unique capability to provide full-service specification-to-volume-production, software and firmware development offerings to customers," Mark said. "Open-Silicon's business model, coupled with its strategic customer partnerships, has resulted in many successful custom silicon innovations. I'm looking forward to facilitating even faster growth for the company by empowering customers with the best custom silicon solutions on the market."

Anam brings nearly two decades of semiconductor design and implementation experience to Open-Silicon, and has extensive expertise in SoC and FPGA design, IP and mixed signal design. Also reporting to Taher Madraswala, Anam will be responsible for the company's SoC implementation team and facilitating the delivery of reliable parts with predictable schedules. Prior to joining Open-Silicon, Anam was Vice President of Engineering at Synapse Design, where he was responsible for technology developments, including multiple tapeouts in technologies down to 14nm. Anam has also held engineering management positions at AMD, Qualcomm and Avanti.

"I'm honored to join the silicon engineering team at Open-Silicon, and I look forward to working closely with customers and partners to develop innovative, full turnkey custom solutions that not only meet the highest quality and reliability expectations, but are delivered with predicable schedules," said Anam.

"With the completion of over 300 designs and the successful shipment of over 120 million ASICs, Open-Silicon has a proven track record of facilitating technological advancements," said Taher Madraswala, president and CEO of Open-Silicon. "We've maintained an aggressive, entrepreneurial management team, and I'm confident that Mark and Anam will be instrumental in building on our momentum and positioning Open-Silicon for continued success well into the future."

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About Open-Silicon

Open-Silicon transforms ideas into system-optimized ASIC solutions within the time-to-market parameters desired by customers. The company enhances the value of customers' products by innovating at every stage of design -- architecture, logic, physical, system, software and IP -- and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon applies an open business model that enables the company to uniquely choose best-in-industry IP, design methodologies, tools, software, packaging, manufacturing and test capabilities. The company has partnered with over 150 companies ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed over 300 designs and shipped over 120 million ASICs to date. Privately-held, Open-Silicon employs over 250 people in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Open-Silicon is a trademark and service mark of Open-Silicon, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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