IPextreme Appoints Kazuhiro Ogawa as President, IPextreme Japan

Seasoned executive to manage increasing demand for semiconductor IP in Japan

CAMPBELL, California. January 17, 2008 – IPextreme, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, today announced the appointment of Kazuhiro Ogawa as president of IPextreme Japan. Mr. Ogawa, a 28-year veteran of Japan’s high technology industry, will be responsible for overseeing all of IPextreme’s sales, marketing, support and business development activities in Japan, effective immediately.

“Within the last two years, we have had increased demand for semiconductor IP in Japan and a growing customer base,” said Jerry Ardizzone, IPextreme’s vice president of worldwide sales.  “The depth and breadth of Ogawa-san’s history in the semiconductor and EDA industries will enable IPextreme to continue to expand customer sales and support in Japan for our large and growing portfolio of IP products.”

Kazuhiro (Kip) Ogawa began his career at Tokyo Electron Limited, where he spent 17 years in sales and marketing for measurement instruments, microprocessor development systems, LSI/ board test systems and electronic design automation tools. Mr. Ogawa most recently worked at Fluent Inc., one of the leading computational fluid dynamics companies. Prior to Fluent, he managed business development, strategic solutions and worldwide global accounts for Nihon Synopsys Co. Ltd.

“IPextreme has shown the value it brings to major semiconductor companies around the world,” said Kip Ogawa. “IPextreme’s products and capabilities represent a natural opportunity for semiconductor companies in Japan to extend their technological leadership outside Japan.”


About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme brings high-value intellectual property (IP) from large semiconductor companies to consumer and automotive system-on-chip (SOC) designers worldwide. These products are silicon proven to minimize design risk and provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format, for easy use by the broadest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, our team offers a complete business solution for semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio to grow overall revenue. IPextreme has offices in Campbell, California, Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com.