S3 Opens Design Center in Silicon Valley
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S3 Opens Design Center in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 5, 2007— Silicon & Software Systems (S3), the Connected Consumer Technology Company, today announced that it has opened an engineering design center in the heart of Silicon Valley to provide improved local support to its existing client base and additional business development resources to enable further grow in the North American market.

The company is currently recruiting engineers and sales/business development professionals to serve S3's consumer systems and semiconductor clients in their high-growth interconnected target markets: home, healthcare, mobile, silicon and networking. S3 has more than 300 engineers working in six development centers around the world and a rich 20 year history in systems, embedded software and leading-edge silicon design for consumer, healthcare, wireless and networking applications. The Silicon Valley design center will be integrated into S3's worldwide network to better serve North American based clients.

"Whether we are providing complex systems design expertise, mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP), or software solutions, our customers are always our priority and being able to service their needs more effectively in their local markets is critical to their success, " said John O'Brien, S3 chief executive officer. "S3's decision to expand into this marketplace is in line with the company's growth strategy to secure leadership positions in our target markets. S3 has brought a unique combination of proven silicon, software and consumer systems knowledge to this region for some years now and I am confident of our ability to continue to grow our business successfully here."

The design center is conveniently located at 560 South Winchester Blvd., (408-236-7900) strategically in the heart of Silicon Valley. The center will be directed by Paul Kavanagh, General Manager, S3 North America.

About Silicon & Software Systems (S3):

S3 is the Connected Consumer Technology Company, providing software products, systems knowledge expertise and silicon design for its global client base competing in fast-moving consumer, healthcare, wireless and networking markets. S3's technologies, products and professional services enable consumer electronics companies, semiconductors, service and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. Founded in 1986, S3 has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Poland, the Czech Republic, Portugal and San Jose, California with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit www.s3group.com. All trademarks contained herein (whether registered or not) and all associated rights are recognized.


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