SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2005-Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMGE), a leader in multi-gigabit semiconductor solutions for the secure transmission and storage of rich digital media, today announced the appointment of Masood Jabbar to the company's board of directors. With a technology career spanning more than 30 years, Jabbar has held a variety of management positions with public companies and currently serves on the board of directors for Openwave Systems Inc. and Picsel Technologies. His management career is anchored by 16 years at Sun Microsystems, where he held various executive positions, most recently as executive vice president of Sun's global sales operations.
Immediately prior to heading up Sun's global sales organization, Jabbar served as president and earlier as chief financial officer of Sun Microsystems Computer Company, the business unit responsible for the development and delivery of desktop and server computing systems. While serving as CFO for this unit, Jabbar led its technology and business acquisitions activities and was responsible for business development and strategic alliances. Earlier he served as general manager for Sun's Interactive Products Group, vice president of finance and planning for the worldwide field organization and director of marketing for the U.S. field operations. Prior to joining Sun, he spent ten years at Xerox Corporation and three years at IBM in various finance and planning roles.
Commenting on the appointment, Steve Tirado, president and CEO of Silicon Image, stated, "We are extremely pleased to have Masood join the Board. His strong executive management background coupled with his financial expertise will be a valuable asset to our Board, and we look forward to his counsel as we further execute our strategy of delivering silicon, software and system solutions for the secure transmission, storage and display of premium digital content."
"Silicon Image has a winning strategy and vision for secure digital content delivery, and it's exciting to see the synergy among the company's business units as they focus on this common goal," noted Jabbar. "I am very much looking forward to playing a key role in helping the company meet its strategic objectives to transform the digital media landscape."
Jabbar holds master's degrees in business administration and international management from the American Graduate School of International Management. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and statistics from the University of Panjab in Pakistan.
About Silicon Image
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops and markets multi-gigabit semiconductor and system solutions for a variety of communications applications demanding high-bandwidth capability. With its proprietary Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL™) architecture, Silicon Image is well positioned for leadership in multiple mass markets including PCs, consumer electronics and storage. Currently, Silicon Image leads the global PC/display arena with its innovative digital interconnect technology, and has emerged as a leading player in the consumer electronics and storage markets by offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors. For more information on Silicon Image, visit www.siliconimage.com
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