SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2003--Virtual Silicon
Technology, Inc., a leader in semiconductor intellectual property,
today announced that Jeff Elias has joined the company as the vice
president of worldwide sales. Elias will be responsible for sales
development throughout Virtual Silicon's worldwide markets, including
North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Elias has a wide base of sales expertise within the IP, ASIC and
software markets. He was previously the vice president of worldwide
sales at InSilicon and, prior to that, served as the vice president &
general manager for North America at Option International. Other
career highlights include sales leadership positions at Valid Logic,
Silicon Compilers and Matra MHS. Elias holds a B.S.E.E. from the
University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
"Jeff's experience in the IP and semiconductor industries and his
close ties with many key customers worldwide make him a perfect fit
for Virtual Silicon," said Barry Hoberman, Virtual Silicon president
and CEO. "Jeff will provide a strong point of leadership as Virtual
Silicon continues to grow our sales team to reach into new markets and
expand our customer base."
"Virtual Silicon's excellent executive team and high-quality
semiconductor IP products are well positioned to lead the SoC market,"
said Elias. "I am very pleased to be a part of the continued growth of
Virtual Silicon and look forward to contributing to its success."
About Virtual Silicon Technology
Virtual Silicon is a leading supplier of semiconductor
intellectual property and process technology to manufacturers and
designers of complex systems-on-chip (SoC). Headquartered in
Sunnyvale, Calif., the company provides process-specific embedded
components that serve the wireless, networking, graphics,
communication and computing markets. Customers include leading fabless
semiconductor companies, integrated semiconductor manufacturers,
foundries, and SoC developers who demand leading edge technology for
their semiconductor innovations. For more information, call
408-548-2700 or visit Virtual Silicon online at
The Heart of Great Silicon, Silicon Ready and Virtual Silicon are
trademarks of Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc.
CONTACT: Virtual Silicon John A. Ford, 408-548-2737 Email Contact or VitalCom Marketing and PR Lou Covey, 650-637-8212 ext. 202 Email Contact