Industry veteran will help eASIC grow in the Structured ASIC space
San Jose, California, June 17, 2004 -- eASIC® Corporation, a provider of breakthrough Structured ASIC technology and products, today announced that Saiyed Atiq Raza, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raza Microelectronics, Inc. has joined the company’s board of directors. Bringing unparalleled experience in the semiconductor industry, Raza will help establish eASIC as a leading Structured ASIC vendor.
“I am pleased to be joining eASIC at such an important time in the growth of the company,” said Atiq Raza. “Clearly, eASIC’s innovative technology will overcome their customers’ deep-submicron design challenges. With the recent support of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the board’s help, I’m confident eASIC’s management will create a Structured ASIC Industry leader.”
Raza, with over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry, is a highly respected veteran with broad industry expertise in both engineering and management. Prior to founding Raza Microelectronics, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), as well as serving on its board of directors. At AMD, Raza was responsible for laying the foundation of AMD’s processor roadmap and brought the AMD-K6® and Athlon™ family of processor products to the market. Raza became part of AMD’s management team after the merger with NexGen, Inc. in January 1996. At NexGen, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining NexGen, Raza held various engineering and management positions within VLSI Technology Incorporated, most notably Vice President of Technology Centers.
Raza also serves on the board of directors of Matrix Semiconductors, Zeevo, AMI Semiconductor and TRG.
Raza earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of London and a master’s degree from Stanford University.
“I am excited that Atiq Raza has joined eASIC’s board of directors,” said Zvi Or-Bach, President and CEO of eASIC. “It was a privilege to work with Atiq in the early ASIC days when Atiq was VP of VTI- VLSI Technology Inc and I was CEO of Chip Express. Atiq extensive business and management experience in ASIC and semiconductor technology in general is an invaluable asset, which eASIC can draw upon. Atiq experience in taking start-up technology all the way to become a dominating solution would help eASIC to achieve the same. We trust Raza to help us achieve our strategic partnership plans and growth objectives”.
eASIC® has developed a breakthrough Structured ASIC technology aimed at dramatically reducing the overall fabrication cost and time of customized high-performance semiconductor chips. eASIC’s technology enables rapid and low-cost ASIC and System-on-Chip designs by its innovative use of proven programmable logic fabric in conjunction with single-via customizable segmented routing. As single-via generates ten times higher throughput of Direct-write e-Beam customization, it enables eASIC to offer NRE-free Structured ASIC. The Structured eASIC technology was successfully proven in silicon and validated by world-class semiconductor vendors. Partnering with industry leaders to jointly develop, manufacture and market Structured ASIC products, the company is positioned to become the preferred Structured ASIC solution.
Headquartered in San-Jose California, eASIC Corporation is a privately held company, founded in 1999 by Zvi Or-Bach, the founder of Chip Express. Or-Bach is viewed by many as the “father of Structured ASIC technology”.
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