SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2007 – Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced the appointment of Edward Lopez as the company’s chief legal officer (CLO).
As CLO, Lopez is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal affairs, including its strategic partnerships, intellectual property matters, as well as licensing and M&A activity. Lopez replaces Patrick Reutens, who left Silicon Image in September, 2006 and Stephanie Alexander, who served as acting CLO during the executive search process.
“I am very pleased to have Ed join our executive team,” said Steve Tirado, Silicon Image’s president and CEO. “His extensive experience in managing intellectual property and commercial matters, and in structuring and negotiating M&A transactions, combined with his senior management leadership and broad legal expertise, will make him a valuable contributor as we continue to execute on our growth strategy.”
Lopez joins Silicon Image from the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he advised technology companies in a wide variety of substantive areas, including board and corporate governance matters, securities, financings and strategic transactions. Prior to rejoining Morrison & Foerster in 2005, Lopez was general counsel and senior vice president, human resources at Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. During his tenure at Terayon, Lopez also served as acting chief financial officer with additional responsibility for finance, corporate marketing, investor relations and the IT organization. Lopez also held senior management and general counsel positions at ReSound Corporation and Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Inc., two medical device companies. Previously, Lopez was with the law firms Morrison & Foerster and McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen. Lopez earned his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. is a leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementations for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets. Silicon Image creates and drives industry standards for digital content delivery such as DVI, HDMI™ and Serial ATA (SATA), leveraging partnerships with global leaders in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets to meet the growing digital content needs of consumers worldwide. With a proven track record of improving cross-product interoperability, Silicon Image has shipped more than 100 million HDMI/HDCP and DVI/HDCP semiconductor solutions and offers one of the most robust and comprehensively tested technology platforms in the consumer electronics industry through its Simplay Labs’ Simplay HD™ Testing Program. Simplay Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, is a leading provider of testing technologies, tools and services for high-definition consumer electronics devices such as HDTVs, set-top boxes, audio/video receivers and DVD players, helping manufacturers to achieve compatibility and deliver the highest-quality HDTV experience to consumers. Silicon Image is the leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property solutions for high-definition multimedia and data storage applications. For more information, please visit www.siliconimage.com.