updated 1/31/2011 3:18:30 PM ET 2011-01-31T20:18:30

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. ("Arasan"), a leading provider of Total Semiconductor IP Solutions, announced the appointment of Mike Kliment, as the Director of Analog and Mixed Signal. Mr. Kliment is a veteran in the Semiconductor Industry with 25+ years of experience in Analog and Mixed Signal design.

Despite the slowdown in the Semiconductor Industry, Arasan is rapidly expanding its Analog and Mixed Signal team to better meet the soaring demand of complex PHY IP and meet the needs of its customers.

"We are very pleased to expand our Analog-Mixed Signal team and especially to have Mike on board building up our global engineering team," said Prakash Kamath, Vice President of Engineering at Arasan. "Arasan is committed to being a Complete Solution IP provider to enable a smooth integration path for our customers. Mike's extensive experience and achievements in the semiconductor industry is a key addition to our team."

Mr. Kliment will be responsible for the management of the Analog Mixed-Signal design team worldwide, but he will be located at Arasan's Headquarters in San Jose, Ca.

Mike Kliment comes to Arasan with nearly 25 years of senior-level management experience in semiconductor and physical design library IP. Mr. Kliment started his career at Intel, followed by VLSI Technology / Compass Design Automation. After founding Virtual Silicon, Mr. Kliment moved onto Mentor Graphics as Director of Analog Mixed Signal Design, and most recently, he served as Director of the San Jose Design Center for ARM's IP Division.

About Arasan

Enabling Technology Adoption through Total IP Solutions -- The Bus Stops Here!

Arasan Chip Systems based in San Jose, CA, USA, is a world-leading supplier of SoC Intellectual Property Solutions with a successful 15 year track record. Arasan delivers technology-leading IP focused on Bus Interfaces such as MIPI, SDIO, USB, PCIe, Ethernet, and Flash Storage Solutions of NAND, eMMC, SD, CF+, UFS and more, to the global electronics market. Arasan's Total Solution Approach starts with Technology Consulting using our Domain Expertise and includes all the building blocks required for technology adoption- RTL IP cores, Analog Mixed Signal IP Cores, Verification IP,  Portable Software Drivers / Stacks, Protocol Test & Analyzers, HDK's, and associated design services. Arasan Total IP Solution enables the rapid adoption of emerging technologies reducing our customer's time to market while minimizing risk and ensuring compliance to respective standards.

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