CATALYST SEMICONDUCTOR LOOKS TO CHINA SALES EXPANSION

Sunnyvale, Calif. (PRWEB) June 30, 2003

Catalyst Semiconductor (Nasdaq: CATS) today announced the opening of its third Far East sales office and the appointment of Charlie Wang as Area Sales Manager, China and Hong Kong, reporting to Irv Kovalik, Catalyst Semiconductor Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Stationed in Shanghai, Mr. Wang will be responsible for sales and distribution in the Peoples Republic of China (P.R.C.) and Hong Kong.

“We are very pleased an individual with Charlie’s ability and proven record has joined Catalyst,” said Irv Kovalik, Catalyst Vice

President of Worldwide Sales. “A successful move into new product areas requires a greater emphasis on design-win activity and increased awareness of our engineering contacts within target accounts. In addition, with China becoming a major manufacturing center, our ability to provide local support to major contract assembly operations has driven us to expand our direct regional presence.”

Mr. Wang joins Catalyst Semiconductor from IDT Corporation where he was a Regional Sales Manager. Other professional experience includes Newave Semiconductor, which was acquired by IDT in 2001, Microchip Technology Inc., a supplier of microcontrollers, digital potentiometers and EEPROM memory products, and National Semiconductor. He has a BSEE degree from Shanghai University and also a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Shanghai University.

Catalyst Semiconductor P.R.C. And Hong Kong Office Contact Information

CatalystÂ’s China and Hong Kong sales office is located in Shanghai, P.R.C.

Catalyst Semiconductor

Mr. Charlie Wang

Room 2009

Overseas Chinese Mansion, No. 129

YanAn Road (West)

Shanghai

200040 P.R.C

Phone: (86)21 62491349

Fax: (86)21 62497409

Email: [email protected]

About Catalyst Semiconductor

Founded in 1985, Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The Company is a developer and marketer of programmable products used in telecommunications, networking systems, computation, automotive, industrial and

consumer markets. The Company designs and markets a broad range of programmable products including Flash Memories, Parallel and Serial EEPROMs with I2C, SPI and Microwire interfaces, NVRAMs, Digitally Programmable Potentiometers,

Microcontroller Supervisory circuits and other programmable Mixed Signal products.

Typical applications for the CompanyÂ’s

products include optical networks, modems, wireless LANs, network cards, PC BIOS, DIMM modules, cellular telephones, digital satellite box receivers, set-top boxes and Internet routers. Catalyst’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001 certified.

Additional information about Catalyst Semiconductor is available on the CompanyÂ’s web site at http://www.catalyst-semiconductor.com.

Except for those statements that report the Company’s historical results, the statements being made are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained under the heading “Certain Factors That May Affect the Company’s Future Results of Operations” listed from time to time in Catalyst’s SEC reports including but not limited to the report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2002, and to the reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended July 31, 2002, October 31, 2002, and January 31, 2003.

Contact Information

David Gillooly

Director of Marketing

[email protected]

408.542.1080

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Editor Notes:

1.Trademark notices: DPP is a trademark of Catalyst Semiconductor. I2C is a registered trademark of Philips Corporation. SPI is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. Microwire is a trademark of National Semiconductor.




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