CAST Inc. and SignalGeneriX Ltd Join the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association

By Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association Cast Inc. And Signalgenerix Ltd, PRNE
Sunday, March 27, 2011

ATHENS, Greece, March 28, 2011 - Today, CAST Inc. ( and SignalGeneriX Ltd
( join the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry
Association (HSIA - With this, CAST,
SignalGeneriX and HSIA join forces to help the high tech industry of
Southeastern Europe to progress and become a dynamic & credible partner in
the global market.

CAST, with its headquarters in New Jersey, USA, develops, sells, and
supports semiconductor IP (intellectual property) for electronic system
designers. CAST recently announced a new Main Profile H.264 video encoder and
a great new platform for the ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M0 processor. SignalGeneriX
Ltd,based in Cyprus, specializes in the development of IP products and
processes over a broad range of applications in Digital Signal Processing and
Communications. SignalGeneriX's project partners include Siemens, Technicolor
(Thomson), CSEM, TWI, NXP, CEA-LETI and Esaote.

CAST and SignalGeneriX joining HSIA marks the continuous integration of
the high tech industry in Southeastern Europe with the global semiconductor
market. "We know that our HSIA membership will help us grow our profile and
business with global players, and create strong synergies with other HSIA
members," said Tasos Kounoudes, CEO of SignalGeneriX. "For CAST, HSIA will
help strengthen our links with the evolving Greek and South-East European
market and give us the opportunity to form more successful partnerships like
the one we have with Alma technologies, also an HSIA member," said Nikos
, Vice President of Marketing for CAST.

According to Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos, HSIA President and Helic CEO,
"HSIA members will benefit significantly from the international expertise and
IP offering of CAST and SignalGeneriX. "Dionisis Kolokotsas, HSIA General
Manager, concludes "Similar to HDL-DH from Serbia, which joined HSIA earlier
this year, we believe that CAST and SignalGeneriX will spark greater
synergies amongst HSIA members and strengthen our position as a cradle of
innovation that brings value to customers around the world."

About HSIA: The Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association (HSIA) has
represented the dynamic Greek high tech sector since 2005. HSIA brings
together over 70 companies and research institutes in Greece and abroad. HSIA
members serve customers around the world, such as ATT, Brazil Telecom,
Broadcom, CERN, Cypress, EADS Avionics, Freescale, Frigoglas, Fujitsu,
Goodrich, Intel, Israel Aerospace Industries, Jazz, LG, Lockheed Martin,
Mitsubishi, Motorola, NASA, Netlogic, NTT, O2 UK, OKI, Omega, Panasonic,
Philips, RFMD, Rockwell Collins, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworks, Sony, T-Mobile,
Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Xerox, and others. HSIA is a proud member of the
European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA)and the Global
Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).

About CAST, Inc: The company provides and supports IP cores and platform
IP for SoC realization in ASICs and FPGAs. Learn more at

About SignalGeneriX Ltd: The company specializes in the development of IP
products and processes over a range of applications in Digital Signal
Processing and Communications, particularly in the field of smart sensors,
medical systems, defense systems and communications. Learn more at

CAST: Contact : Nikos Zervas, Tel: +1-2018945511, email: n.zervas at; SignalGeneriX: Contact: Tasos Kounoudes, Tel: +35725870072, email: info at; Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association: Contact: Julie Garman, tel: +30-69-45-39-6577, email: garman.j at

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