SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 12, 2005 — Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), the leader in secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, today announced the appointment of William (Bill) George, 62, to the company's board of directors. George has more than 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry, including senior executive roles at ON Semiconductor Corp., Motorola Inc. and Sematech.
George brings a valuable set of skills for advising Silicon Image as the company grows rapidly, including global operations experience, expertise in managing large and complex semiconductor organizations, a background in overseeing research and development, and high-profile positions in managing industry alliances.
George currently serves as Senior Vice President, Operations at ON Semiconductor, where he oversees technology development, manufacturing, quality and reliability, and order fulfillment operations at the company's facilities in the United States, China, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan, Philippines and Malaysia. He has led the operations team of ON since the company was formed in 1999 in a leveraged buyout of the Motorola Semiconductor Components Group. He also currently serves on the board of Ramtron International Corp.
Between 1968 and 1999, George served Motorola in R&D, manufacturing and business management positions. In 1991, he was assigned to Sematech in Austin, Texas where he served three years as the consortium's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He later was named Corporate Vice President and Director of Manufacturing of the Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector, with responsibility for directing investment and operational strategy for Motorola's worldwide semiconductor manufacturing operations. George has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Purdue University.
"I look forward to Bill's contributions to our long-range planning in operations, and believe his background will help us advance both our internal and outsourced manufacturing operations efficiency," said Steve Tirado, president and chief executive officer. "His experience implementing leading edge innovations in semiconductors will be helpful to Silicon Image as it begins to integrate more complex chip solutions."
"Silicon Image's technology puts it at the center of converging market trends in PCs, consumer electronics and storage," George said. "I am excited by the opportunity to advise the company on managing its growth and strengthening its operational excellence."
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. is the leader in secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. Silicon Image creates and drives industry standards for digital content delivery such as DVI, HDMI and SATA, leveraging strategic partnerships with global leaders in consumer electronics and personal computing. Silicon Image offers robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors in the global PC display, consumer electronics and storage arenas based on its innovative digital interconnect technology and has become one of the top ten IP licensing vendors in the world. For more information on Silicon Image, visit www.siliconimage.com.