TAK'ASIC Names New Chief Executive Officer to Lead Expansion

4/9/2003 - TAK'ASIC, a leading innovator in dedicated imaging processors and solutions, announced the appointment of Douglas Goodyear as chief executive officer. With more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry, Goodyear solidifies the company's leadership team as TAK'ASIC continues to expand its product family and customer base.

An industry veteran with extensive management and international sales experience, Goodyear has played key roles in a number of established and emerging technology companies during his career. Recently, Goodyear served as chief executive officer for Tioga Technologies where he was a member or the founding management team. Tioga went public in June of 2000 and was acquired by ST Microelectronics earlier this year. Prior to Tioga, Goodyear led worldwide sales for Radisys Corporation (NASD/NM: RSYS), the leading provider of embedded telecom solutions. Goodyear has also held senior management posts with a number of leading electronics and semiconductor companies including Actel Corp. (NASD/NM: ACTL), Sharp, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) and Signetics Corp., a division of Philips Semiconductor.

"Doug is widely and deservedly recognized for growing businesses and market presence," said Michel Desbard, Chairman of TAK'ASIC. "This is an ideal juncture in our development for Doug's leadership. With a strong management team, and our new, industry leading SOC solution, we are ready to enter a phase of accelerated growth."

TAK'ASIC, Inc. is a leading innovator in dedicated imaging processors and solutions for the digital office equipment market including advanced copiers, printers, multi-function peripherals, scanners, faxes and network servers. Based in San Mateo, Calif., and Paris, France, TAK'ASIC serves the needs of OEMs requiring leading edge technology and outstanding price/performance. Founded in 1991, the company maintains development, sales and support locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Additional information about TAK'ASIC can be found at www.takasic.com.

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