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eSilicon Expands Global Footprint by Opening Operations Center in Shanghai

China Expansion Supports Company's Growing Business

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/08 -- eSilicon Corporation, a leading Value Chain Producer (VCP) for the semiconductor industry, announced today that in support of the company's growing business, it has opened a new operations center in Shanghai, China. The company will now have even closer geographic relations with its vast supplier base consisting of organizations that specialize in IP, manufacturing and packaging services.

eSilicon creates an optimized value chain for each customer and each application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design, resulting in substantial flexibility and lower operating costs. The key to delivering these results is the company's integrated approach that incorporates design, productization and manufacturing services into a seamless environment, all brought together by a patented infrastructure called eSilicon Enterprise(TM). Compared to traditional ASIC business models, this unique approach enables superior predictability and faster time-to-market for custom chip design. The result is that eSilicon's customers are able to quickly achieve working silicon, allowing them to meet the demands of today's marketplace.

"This is a very exciting time for our company. We are seeing significant growth in the North America and European markets, and it makes perfect sense for us to expand our operations into Asia. China is an important market for semiconductors, and opening this center will enable our company to gain momentum and recognition in this growing market while enabling us to be geographically closer to our suppliers and strategic partners like TSMC, ASE, SPIL, Amkor, Silicon Ware and Global Testing Corp., to name a few," stated Jack Harding, chairman, president and CEO of eSilicon Corporation. "It's a great milestone for our company and gives us a strong foundation to expand our services in Asia in the future."

The newly launched operations center has product, packaging, quality and test engineering capabilities and provides a platform for future expansion to serve eSilicon's growing global business. The facility is located in Shanghai, China, in the China Development Bank Building. Currently, the team consists of eight engineers, with plans for continued growth.

About eSilicon

eSilicon, a leading Value Chain Producer (VCP) for the semiconductor industry, provides a comprehensive suite of design, productization and manufacturing services enabling a flexible, low-cost, lower-risk path to volume chip production. The company delivers custom chips (ASICs) to system OEMs and fabless semiconductor companies who serve a wide variety of markets including the consumer, computer, communications and industrial segments. For more information, please go to www.esilicon.com

eSilicon is a registered trademark, and eSilicon Enterprise is a trademark, of eSilicon Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
Louie Leung
Osprey Technologies Limited
+852-26074378
[email protected]

Dmitry Lipkin
eSilicon Corporation
+1-408-616-4655
[email protected]

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