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eSilicon Adds Korea Region to Its TSMC VCA Program

Addition Further Expands Technology Access to Customer Base

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/12 -- eSilicon Corporation, the largest independent semiconductor value chain producer (VCP), today announced that eSilicon has expanded its TSMC Value Chain Aggregator (VCA) program membership to include Korea. eSilicon is already a VCA member of TSMC's North American, China, European and Israel customer regions.

eSilicon's track record of delivering high-performance, high-complexity, first-time-right ASICs has made it a trusted supplier to both system OEMs and fabless semiconductor companies around the world. eSilicon's approach to customer service is to develop high-quality regional engineering and operations centers close to each customer base. To grow its customer base in Asia, eSilicon began investing there in 2008 with the establishment of its Shanghai operations followed by two engineering centers in Vietnam and now plans to open an engineering center in Korea.

With a 200-person strong Asia-based engineering and operations team, best-in-class design and manufacturing methodology, custom IP offering and license rights to Avago Technologies' high-performance SerDes IP bundle, eSilicon is uniquely qualified to service the semiconductor needs of Korea-based system OEMs in the networking, telecom, consumer and other related markets.

"We are honored to be selected as a TSMC VCA member for the Korea customer region," said Gino Skulick, vice president and general manager of the ASIC solutions group at eSilicon. "This expansion of our VCA partnership strengthens our offering of TSMC-based solutions to our customers in Korea."

"eSilicon has been one of our key VCA members in the North American, China, European and Israel customer regions," said Tim Kao, country manager, Korea sales at TSMC. "We welcome the opportunity to work with them to provide service and solutions to Korea-based customers."

The purpose of the TSMC VCA program is to enable customers to fully benefit from TSMC's technology by leveraging VCA expertise to support customers' semiconductor needs. VCA members are experts in extracting the full capabilities of TSMC's technology and delivering those benefits to customers in the form of finished semiconductor products.

About Value Chain Producers
A value chain producer (VCP) is a company that collaborates with foundries, IP and service providers, EDA suppliers, and package, assembly and test operations in designing and producing chips for fabless IC, IDM and OEM companies. VCPs optimize the economics of customer value chains and enable customers to focus on their product differentiation and market growth.

About eSilicon
eSilicon, the largest independent semiconductor VCP, delivers ASICs to OEMs and fabless semiconductor companies through a fast, flexible, lower-risk path to volume production by deploying its comprehensive suite of design-through-manufacturing services and custom IP offerings. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including the communications, computer, consumer and industrial segments. www.esilicon.com.

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