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eASIC wins always on AO 100 top private company award for its innovative structured ASIC technology

July 1, 2005

(The AO 100 List Showcases Most Innovative Companies of 2005)

San Jose, California, July 1, 2005 – eASIC® Corporation, a provider of breakthrough configurable logic technology and Structured ASIC products, today announced that the company won the AlwaysOn AO 100 Top Private Company Award for 2005. The AlwaysOn editorial panel selected the hundred most innovative and successful private firms from more than 1,000 companies nominated by venture investors, investment bankers, leading entrepreneurs and industry insiders. Like the other winners, eASIC was selected for its demonstrated excellence across five criteria: innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation. The list of AO 100 winners consists solely of private companies at all phases of development from start-up to late-stage.

“The AO 100 Top Private Companies represent the tech sector’s most innovative, disruptive and exciting firms,” said AlwaysOn editor, Tony Perkins. “eASIC has obviously been working very hard toward solid success and certainly deserves to be on the list. All the winning companies share strong performance track records, robust business models, leading technology, rapid customer adoption, and most importantly, significant market potential. These are the companies to watch. We look forward to covering eASIC’s progress.”

“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from business experts and industry leaders who share the vote with the engineering community” said Zvi Or-Bach, eASIC founder and CEO. “The success criteria that led the OA editorial panel selection, and especially innovation, are included in the core values of eASIC. This gratifying award marks our efforts to offer our customers an optimal Programmable ASIC solution, delivering significantly reduced cost and accelerated turnaround time compared to the competition. As demonstrated recently, an eASIC customer was able to achieve a landmark 24-hour cycle from the engineering stage of the design (RTL) to chip tape-out.”

The AO 100 companies will be honored at a VIP reception during the upcoming AO 2005: Innovation Summit at 5.00 p.m. on July 19, 2005 at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University Campus.

About eASIC

eASIC® has developed a breakthrough Configurable Logic technology aimed at dramatically reducing the overall fabrication cost and time of customized high-performance semiconductor chips. Its patented Structured ASIC architecture enables rapid and low-cost ASIC and SoC (System-on-Chip) designs through the innovative use of proven programmable logic technology coupled with single-layer via customizable routing. With just one via layer to customize, Direct-write e-Beam processing becomes possible at 10x the pace, thereby enabling eASIC to offer NRE-free Structured ASIC devices. eASIC’s technology has been successfully proven in silicon and validated by world-class semiconductor vendors.
eASIC Corporation is a privately held company, Venture Capital backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB). Headquartered in San Jose, California, eASIC was founded in 1999 by Zvi Or-Bach, who is also the founder of Chip Express and is viewed by many as the “father of Structured ASIC technology.” www.eASIC.com

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network, establishing it as a leader in the Open Media revolution. Borrowing from the underground traditions of blogging and social networking, AlwaysOn () was launched in 2003. Today, AO’s annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print “blogozine” and online services encourage direct collaboration between global thought leaders and technology insiders. No other media brand has dared allow such openness among its readers and participants. AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley. http://www.alwayson-network.com/


Jasbinder (Jazz) Bhoot
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