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eASIC becomes member of FSA and recognizes the association for industry leadership, research and cooperation

June 6, 2005

San Jose, California, June 29, 2005 – eASIC® Corporation, a provider of breakthrough configurable logic technology and structured ASIC products, today announced its membership with FSA, the leading trade association supporting the fabless business model. eASIC represents a fabless company whose unique product line is composed of programmable ASIC chips as well as embedded configurable logic blocks to be embedded in System-on-Chip and platform designs. eASIC joined FSA because the association facilitates business partnerships and encourages the ongoing relationship between fabless companies and their foundry and supply chain partners.

“It is a pleasure to have eASIC, an innovator in ASIC and SoC designs, as an FSA member,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA. “With our focus on global collaboration, we look forward to the company’s continued involvement in FSA initiatives and activities.”

“FSA has established a strong presence in the semiconductor industry, nurturing innovative start-ups such as eASIC and providing industry data and business tools, which we plan to take advantage of,” said Ronnie Vasishta, Executive Vice President of Marketing, eASIC Corporation. “Our goal is to partner with industry leaders in various manufacturing sectors, such as foundries and IP vendors, in order to provide our customers with an optimal NRE-free ASIC solution.”

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 FSA

FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; provides timely research and resources; and identifies, debates, and discusses business and technical issues. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org

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