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Open-Silicon Reaches 50 Million SoC Chips High Levels of Customer Satisfaction Driving Continued Growth

MILPITAS, Calif., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Open-Silicon, Inc., a leading SoC design and semiconductor manufacturing company, announced today that the Company has received orders that will push the total of chips shipped to over 50 million. This achievement, reached in only the fifth year of production shipments, highlights the strength of its business model, the OpenMODEL(TM), and the high quality levels achieved through Open-Silicon's design and manufacturing efforts.

Customer shipments have averaged less than 30 defective parts per million (DPPM) shipped for the past several years. Besides nearly eliminating field returns and faulty devices shipped to customers, the focus on quality, combined with Open-Silicon's advanced technology, has also lifted customer satisfaction levels. Since announcing 40M devices shipped in early 2009, 93% of Open-Silicon's customers have said they would recommend Open-Silicon to others in customer satisfaction surveys. Finally, repeat customers now account for two-thirds of all designs, including Fortune 500 companies within the telecommunications, consumer, storage, and computing markets.

"To achieve such high volume chip design and manufacturing is a testament to the team and partners we have assembled, our processes we follow, and the technologies we implement. We strive to provide our customers with an easy solution to their ASIC needs, and with so many of our customers returning to us for subsequent designs, I believe we have met their needs," said Dr. Shafy Eltoukhy, vice president of manufacturing operations, Open-Silicon.

The 50 million units reflect multiple designs with over 20M gates and processes from legacy 0.25um to state-of-the-art 40nm. Open-Silicon also leverages the MAX technologies on more and more customer designs to enable building the best possible custom silicon. In addition to netlist handoffs, spec-to-parts and derivative handoffs offer customers new models for getting products to market.

For those already in production, Open-Silicon offers cost-effective manufacturing services.

About Open-Silicon, Inc.

Open-Silicon, Inc. is a leading semiconductor company focused on SoC realization for traditional ASIC, develop-to-spec, and derivative ICs. Open-Silicon's OpenModel brings together Open-Silicon's engineering technology and high-quality manufacturing services with one of the broadest partner ecosystems for IC development, spanning IC design, open market IP integration, wafer fabrication, and assembly/test services. Open-Silicon received the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) award for Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company in 2008 and 2009. For more information, visit Open-Silicon's website at www.open-silicon.com or call 408-240-5700.

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