Inphi expands its executive staff with new VP of operations

Atul Shingal brings wealth of experience to help manage Inphi’s rapid growth and development as a semiconductor industry leader

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., September 1, 2009 – Responding to its continued strong growth, Inphi Corporation, a high-speed analog semiconductor company has hired industry veteran Atul Shingal as its new vice president of operations.

“Inphi’s strategy is to enable cloud computing via server virtualization and broadband connectivity, providing mission-critical semiconductor interfaces in data centers and in 40G and 100G networks,” said Young K. Sohn, president and CEO of Inphi. “We’re already experiencing strong growth – more than 30 percent for each of the past five years from sales of 150+ high-speed analog components to more than 200 customers worldwide – and this growth has prompted us to expand our executive staff.”

Atul Shingal, an experienced global technology leader who excels at developing private start-ups into public companies, will be in charge of the company’s rapidly expanding manufacturing and production operations.

“What impressed me most about Inphi is its distinctive ability to work in a number of process and packaging technologies – which enables Inphi to make breakthroughs in performance, capacity and cost regardless of the specific challenge it is addressing,” said Shingal. “I believe that this innovation and broad expertise in process and packaging technologies will be one of the key reasons Inphi will continue driving the market from a strong leadership position.”

Inphi expands its executive staff with new VP of operations

Atul Shingal, vice president of operations
Atul Shingal brings more than 22 years of international operations, engineering and quality management, and IT experience to Inphi. He has helped steer two companies to successful initial public offerings (IPOs), and he has working experience in Asia and the U.S.

Most recently, he served as vice president of operations for SiRF Technology, a leading provider of GPS-powered location platforms based on semiconductor and software products. At SiRF, Shingal was responsible for directing the company’s technology roadmap, back-end engineering and manufacturing operations. Shingal’s expertise was a key factor in ensuring that SiRF had access to leading-edge semiconductor technologies through its partners as well as meeting customer and partner expectations for product quality and delivery. After becoming a public company, SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. merged successfully with CSR plc, a U.K.-based provider of multifunction connectivity and location platforms.

Previously, Shingal served as vice president of operations for Globespan Virata, where he helped to drive increased revenues while consolidating and merging Globespan and Virata Operations into one group. Before that, he held management positions with Virata Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, National Semiconductor and the Tata Group of Companies in India.

Shingal earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Government Engineering College, India; a master’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose (California) State University; and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Pune University, India.

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation, a high-speed analog semiconductor company, provides leading-edge interface components that address the bandwidth, capacity and power issues faced by data centers and 40G/100G networks for cloud computing. By leveraging its core competencies in advanced analog technologies, signal integrity, power management, packaging and process technologies, Inphi has taken a leadership role in the markets it serves. Inphi’s more than 150 analog server, storage and broadband networking components push the boundaries of existing technologies and pave the way for new applications. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.