KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2003--1st
Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has announced that Mort Bamdad has joined
the company as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
In this role, Mr. Bamdad will be responsible for developing the
company's global marketing strategy, building brand value, providing
vision for target market support, and cultivate strategic business and
technology alliances. He reports directly to Dr. W. John Nelson, 1Si
Chief Executive Officer.
"In the age of systems-on-chips, a foundry cannot afford to be
just a manufacturer. It must enable a blend of technologies and
intellectual property, in addition to ensuring the success of its
customers by providing appropriate services and solutions in a
cost-effective manner," stated Mr. Bamdad. "My goal is to forge
alliances and business relationships across our supply chain, so that
our customers around the world see us as an attractive and competitive
Dr. Nelson added his perspective, saying, "Building a global
company requires a team with global experience. I am very pleased to
welcome Mort to the team. His extensive background in the foundry
business can help us define clearly technology roadmaps that are
customer- and end-market driven. In addition, Mort can add value to
our business by seeking out strategic alliances and partnerships."
Mr. Bamdad joins 1Si following a five-year term as Senior Business
Development Manager at TSMC's Netherlands location. Reporting to
TSMC's President of Europe Operations, Mr. Bamdad was responsible for
business development in Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to TSMC, Mr. Bamdad was Divisional Manager for Wacker
Siltronics, where he managed the company's wafer business in northern
Europe. Before that, he worked with Philips Semiconductors in various
management roles for the ASIC and customer silicon IC business groups.
Mr. Bamdad began his semiconductor career as a member of
Westminster University's research department, investigating integrated
circuit design methodologies and computer-aided design applications.
He graduated with Honours from Westminster University, London,
with a Degree in Microelectronics.
About 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
1st Silicon (1Si) is a dedicated semiconductor foundry founded in
1998 by the Malaysian State of Sarawak. 1st Silicon's 200mm wafer fab
has a capacity in excess of 30,000 wafers per month when fully ramped.
The Company offers volume production of digital and mixed-signal CMOS
technologies in 0.25um and 0.18um processes.
1st Silicon's customers include integrated device manufacturers
and fabless semiconductor companies from the US, Japan, and Asia. The
Company has its headquarters in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and a US
registered Subsidiary Corporation located in San Jose, California.
Please visit 1st Silicon's homepage at
www.1stsilicon.com for more
NOTE: "1st Silicon" and the 1st Silicon logo are trademarks
belonging to 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
CONTACT: 1st Silicon S.C. Sia, +60-82-354-888 Email Contact Barbara Dubah Jabu, +60-82-354-888 Email Contact www.1stsilicon.com or Maestro Marketing & Public Relations Barbara Kalkis, 408/996-9975 Email Contact