eSilicon Speeds Customer Time to Market

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., December 4, 2002 – Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), the world’s largest enterprise software company, today announced that eSilicon Corporation, a leader in delivering custom semiconductors to electronics companies, has implemented the Oracle® E-Business Suite, including Oracle Supply Chain Management and Oracle Financials. As a rapidly expanding business, eSiliconäneeded to invest in tier one applications to support its current customer base and scale to meet future growth and changing customer needs. In addition, eSilicon required a solution that could readily interface with a mature and complex global supply chain.

As a fabless custom chip company, eSilicon aggregates the global supply chain with best in class suppliers to meet the specific requirements of each customer. For eSilicon, every customer engagement is entirely unique and requires that eSilicon manage projects with vastly different IP, testing times, package requirements, volumes, inventory forecasting, timelines and engineering costs. This extremely variant data creates business flows and work flows of a scale and complexity that home grown or best of breed applications cannot handle.

“The eSilicon Access and Oracle Supply Chain Management solution is now a key differentiator for eSilicon,” said Jim Ensell, vice president of business development and chief information officer at eSilicon. “Oracle provides eSilicon a robust, scalable e-Business solution that provides complete supply chain visibility to our customers, partners and our internal operations staff. With the implementation of Oracle, eSilicon’s customers know that the company is prepared to grow and continue to meet their needs.”

Completed in just three months, eSilicon’s rapid implementation of the Oracle E-Business Suite quickly demonstrated to eSilicon’s customers—leading electronics companies—that eSilicon is immediately prepared to meet their needs.

Oracle Supply Chain Management has been integrated with eSilicon Access, a collection of eSilicon-developed applications that manage information flow and schedule logistics throughout the entire custom semiconductormanufacturing process. eSilicon Access and Oracle Supply Chain Management, deployed on a Sun platform, form a tightly integrated solution that provides eSilicon’s customers with the direct visibility necessary to help avoid unexpected scheduling changes from supply chain partners.

Oracle Shop Floor Management unifies disparate Work-in-Progress (WIP) data collected by eSilicon Access from manufacturing, assembly and test, and packaging facilities, as well as logistics providers. By integrating eSilicon’s manufacturing information into a single, centralized database and comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite, Oracle Shop Floor Management enables eSilicon to provide its customers with timely access to the data they need for planning and forecasting against production schedules.

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