SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 17, 2011 –Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced the promotion of Lawrence Tse toChief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chris Haywood as Vice President and Chief Architect of the Computing and Storage Business Line. In addition, Inphi also announced that after spending 10 years with the Company, Dr. Gopal Raghavan, co-founder and current CTO, has resigned.
Lawrence Tse joined Inphi in June 2010 as the Vice President of Engineering for New Business Initiatives, and in his new position as CTO, he will be responsible for the Company’s strategic technology direction and planning. Tse has more than 25 years of semiconductor design and executive management experience at leading analog companies such as Marvell and Voltera. He has been credited for building and growing the wireless engineering group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., where he focused on accelerating and broadening the adoption of wireless LAN (WiFi) solutions, including the industry’s first complete two-chip 802.11b wireless LAN solutions, as well as the ultra-low-power WLAN System-on-a-Chip solution. His contribution helped make WiFi a standard feature in many consumer electronic devices and in enterprise infrastructures.
“Lawrence has played a key leadership role since joining Inphi. With Lawrence’s technical background and broad and proven experience, I am confident that he will continue to move the Company’s technology expertise forward,” said Young Sohn, President and CEO of Inphi. “Gopal contributed immensely to the Company over the past 10 years. He has been a strategic contributor to the business in several key technology areas, which has positioned Inphi well for continued growth. We thank him for his contributions and we all wish him the best.”
Additional Executive Promotions
Recognized for his contributions to the development of load reduced DIMMs(LRDIMM) technology and for his outstanding work on the standardization of LRDIMMsfrom the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association,Chris Haywood has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Architect of the Computing and Storage Business Line and will continue to help lead the office of the CTO.
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, providing high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds that are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.