Symmetry Electronics Announces New Worldwide Distribution Agreement with Open-Silicon

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Symmetry Electronics has reached a new worldwide distribution partnership with Open-Silicon™, a leader in Semiconductor ASIC solutions.

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The Open-Silicon approach makes ASIC development a possibility for many small and midsize companies, enabling them to take advantage of the power, performance, and area benefits previously only available to the largest system and semiconductor companies.

Symmetry Electronics is pleased to announce a new worldwide distribution partnership with Open-Silicon™, a leader in Semiconductor ASIC solutions, providing value add services at all stages of the chip development process from initial concept and architecture through to fully manufactured parts to leading semiconductor and systems companies. Symmetry’s global distribution network will allow customers to benefit from Open-Silicon’s ASIC solutions.

Open-Silicon’s OpenMODEL™ ASIC development process combines extensive engineering and implementation expertise with the best technology available on the open market, including IP, EDA, packaging, and test solutions. This model provides a seamless, cost-effective, and low-risk alternative to traditional models for complex ASIC design and development.

“Open-Silicon is a great addition to Symmetry’s technology offering,” said David Beck, vice president of marketing, Symmetry. “Our customers are looking to partner with ASIC companies that can put their ideas into silicon without the high cost and risk typically associated with traditional ASIC development. The Open-Silicon approach makes ASIC development a possibility for many small and midsize companies, enabling them to take advantage of the power, performance, and area benefits previously only available to the largest system and semiconductor companies.”

“Open-Silicon takes great care when selecting distribution partners, ensuring they combine a high level of technical pre-sales capability with the service and support that customers expect,” said Dave Krishna, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Open-Silicon. “Symmetry can further assist semiconductor and systems companies with ASIC inventory management, stocking, and lead-time reduction.”

“Symmetry Electronics is excited to partner with Open-Silicon to provide ASIC solutions to our customers,” Symmetry President Ken Davison said. “Open-Silicon allows us to strengthen our offering and provide our customers more options than ever before.”

For more information regarding Open-Silicon and its technologies, or to place an order, contact Symmetry at (310) 536-6190 or visit http://www.SymmetryElectronics.com.

About Open Silicon
Open-Silicon transforms ideas into system-optimized ASIC solutions within the time-to-market parameters desired by customers. The company enhances the value of customers’ products by innovating at every stage of design – architecture, logic, physical, system and software – and then continues to partner to deliver fully tested silicon and platforms. Open-Silicon applies an open business model that enables the company to uniquely choose best-in-industry IP, design methodologies, tools, software, packaging, manufacturing and test capabilities. The company has partnered with over 150 companies ranging from large semiconductor and systems manufacturers to high-profile start-ups, and has successfully completed 300 designs and shipped nearly a hundred million ASICs to date. Privately-held, Open-Silicon employs over 250 people in Silicon Valley and around the world.

About Symmetry Electronics
Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design, and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices, and a robust ecommerce and einformation website, http://www.SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view their complete line card, visit http://www.SymmetryElectronics.com.

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