eASIC nextreme

eASIC Expands Presence in Europe With the Addition of New Channel Partners: Chipeo of France and Si-Bahn of Germany

February 13, 2007

The cooperation will allow the channel partners to answer their customer’s needs for a low-cost and low-power configurable logic alternative

Santa Clara, California, February 13, 2007 – eASIC Corporation, a provider of Structured ASIC devices and Configurable logic IP, today announced the addition of two new channel partners in Europe: Chipeo, based in France and Si-Bahn, based in Germany. Under the agreement, these European channel partners will provide the 90nm eASIC NextremeTM Structured ASIC devices, along with local design and sales support, to a growing community of configurable logic users. This expansion is part of eASIC’s value-based channel strategy focused on enhancing global presence and providing world-class support for its disruptive Structured ASIC products.

“Chipeo and Si-Bahn were chosen for their expertise and experience in providing dedicated customer service and superior technical support to FPGA and ASIC customers,” said Massimo Verita, eASIC Vice President of Customer Engineering. “eASIC works closely with its channel partners to maximize success for both the partner and the customer, by cooperating to provide cost effective solutions and best-in-class service on a timely manner. We recognized an increasing interest from European prospects who are seeking for alternatives to existing FPGA and ASIC solutions. With the help from our new channel partners we can expand our reach and extend the local support in France and Germany, providing the electronic design community with the advantages of our eASIC Nextreme Structured ASICs, including low-cost, no mask charges, and fast turnaround of any volume required”.

“We are very pleased to be part of the eASIC channel partnership program”, said Jean-Francois Lambert, Managing Director of Chipeo in France. “This partnership will allow us to assist and provide our customers with a cost-effective ARM-based Structured ASIC solution for communication, networking and emerging markets.”

Jean-Luc COUTURIER General Manager of Si-Bahn GmbH, in Germany said: “We are very pleased to represent eASIC because we are now able to offer to our customers the cheapest and fastest design flow, from the IP Cores implementation directly to the eASIC chips. With neither NRE charges, nor minimum order quantity, customers are able to verify their designs on silicon within a few weeks and move on to production right away.”

About Chipeo

Chipeo is a Silicon Design Company delivering a wide range of Design Services and Products from Structured ASIC devices to advanced SoC based System Development and IP Integration in the field of Communication, Consumer, Networking, Storage, Industrial and Defense areas.

Chipeo offer robust design methodology and techniques to assure you of first success. Bringing top class design services, Chipeo works in close cooperation with you to satisfy your most stringent system requirements.

Chipeo was founded in 2001 and is located in Paris, France.

Chipeo customers include industry leaders and innovators in all areas of Electronics, spread all over Europe and Middle-East. www.chipeo.com

About Si-Bahn

Si-Bahn GmbH is privately owned company, located at Karlsfeld, Germany, offering to its customers a complete service, from design specifications to chipset delivery.

Si-Bahn provides design and sales support services to leading companies in the microelectronics arena and its activity range covers Germany, Austria and the German part of Switzerland.

Additionally, Si-Bahn offers a full range of Ethernet IP Cores that can be targeted to major FPGA and CMOS ASIC providers. www.si-bahn.com

About eASIC

eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough Structured ASIC devices aimed at dramatically reducing the overall fabrication cost and time of customized semiconductor chips. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are enabled through patented technology of FPGA-like programmable logic coupled with ASIC-like Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric efficiently employs mask-less customization with Direct-write e-Beam, and thus allows eASIC to offer zero mask-charge Structured ASICs.

Founded in 1999, eASIC Corporation is privately held, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Investors include Vinod Khosla, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Crescendo Ventures, and Evergreen Partners www.eASIC.com


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