Continues to Expand in Wake of Industry SlowdownSAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jan. 28, 2009
-- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc., ``Arasan'' a leader in Intellectual Property (IP) solutions -- IP cores, Verification IP (VIP), Software Drivers and Stacks and Hardware Solutions, announced today that Ignatius Bezzam, a semiconductor-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, has joined the company as a Senior Director of Engineering.
In light of numerous industry downsizing announcements, Arasan bucks the trend and continues to hire to support physical IP offering. In his new role, Mr. Bezzam will lead the development of deep sub-micron, system-on-chip (SoC) analog and mixed signal intellectual properties (IP) solutions. Responsibilities will include the oversight of global development teams and support of the increasing number of worldwide customers in the mobile, PC, consumer electronics and communications markets.
``With the vision of providing a 'Total IP Solution' that includes analog mixed signal interfaces (AMS), clock and data recovery (CDR) along with HW/SW, verification and service offerings, Arasan is un-matched in the completeness of its IP solutions to the market,'' said Bezzam. ``I am delighted at the opportunity and challenge in joining Arasan in transforming the IP industry.''
Mr. Bezzam most recently served as Director of IC Design at Altierre, Inc., a system house for digital retail solutions. Prior to this, he held management and leadership positions at National Semiconductor, Volterra Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Integrated Circuit Systems (now IDT) and Fairchild Semiconductor. Mr. Bezzam holds a MSEE from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's degree from IIT Madras. He holds several patents in AMS and PLL IC design and publications in ISSCC and ESSCIRC.About Arasan
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. (http://www.arasan.com
), based in San Jose, CA, USA, is a world leading supplier of IP and the ``Total IP Solution.'' Arasan delivers technology-leading IP solutions like MIPI, SD / SDIO, USB, PCI, Ethernet, MMC, CE-ATA, CF+, NAND and more, to the global electronics market. Arasan's goal is to enable designers to accelerate their development and simplify their production of complex system-on-chip (SoCs). Arasan provides a competitive advantage through a combination of domain expertise, silicon proven IP, hardware / software tools, and customized service. the ``Total IP Solution.''