S3 Appoints Israeli Sales Representative

Dublin, Ireland, 29th March 2006 – Silicon & Software Systems (S3) today announced the appointment of TBS Technologies as sales representative for the Israeli market.

“We are very pleased to announce this expansion in our sales channel to this important region following the recent investment in S3 by ACT Venture Capital,” said Dermot Barry, General Manager of the System IC Business Unit at S3. “TBS Technologies brings a wealth of relevant industry experience and contacts in the region which will help drive the development of key customer relationships with fabless and IDM semiconductor companies in support of our professional System IC Design Services and our extensive portfolio of high performance Mixed Signal IP.”

“S3 has an amazing track record in complex DSM and Mixed Signal designs,” said Moty Hermann TBS Technologies General Manager. “This is exactly the kind of experience Israeli customers are looking for to ensure their products success.”

Moty Hermann has over 12 years of experience of working with top industry companies such as Motorola, LSI Logic, Magma and Virage Logic and currently represents a number of select semiconductor EDA, IP and services companies. TBS Technologies was formed in 2003 in response to the growing need for professional EDA and IP sales in Israel and provides vendors with direct access to key decision makers in the Israeli semiconductor industry.

About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):

S3 has a 19 year track record of providing innovative System IC design solutions right-first-time based on a unique combination of specialist design expertise, advanced methodologies and application experience. S3 focuses on leading edge IC design and has already completed many designs in 90nm targeting various foundries. S3 works with the world’s top semiconductor companies (IDMs and fabless) and has working relationships with leading foundries such as IBM, TSMC and UMC, and EDA Suppliers such as Cadence. S3 addresses the complete System IC design cycle from architecture to verification, to system verified silicon.

S3’s portfolio of silicon-proven customizable Mixed Signal IP features high performance analog building blocks, such as ADCs, DACs and PLLs, for a variety of technically demanding applications including Wireless LAN, Broadband Communications, Imaging and Video.

S3 provides design solutions in four key areas: System IC, Digital Consumer, Network Infrastructure and Medical Systems. Included amongst S3’s clients and partners are Intel, IBM, OpenTV, Philips, STMicroelectronics, Sky, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Xilinx.  Approximately 50% of clients are U.S. based with the remainder based in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. S3 was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and has operations in six countries: Ireland, USA, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and the UK.

S3 Web Site: www.s3group.com/system_ic

For more information contact:

Bob Tait
Silicon & Software Systems
Phone: +353 1 291 1000
info(at)s3group.com

Moty Hermann
TBS Technologies
Phone: +972 9 745 2595
info(at)tbstech.com

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