Industry Veteran Khurram Sheikh Appointed New President
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- January 5, 2015 -- Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SiBEAM, Inc., is being re-launched to drive forward with Silicon Image's current and future wireless initiatives, focusing on millimeter-wave technologies, products and solutions for wireless communications.
Khurram Sheikh, currently Chief Strategy & Technology Officer for Silicon Image, Inc., will take on the additional responsibilities as the new President of SiBEAM, Inc., leading the global wireless organization with overall responsibility for the wireless business.
Silicon Image's current and future wireless semiconductor products and intellectual property (IP), including 60GHz WirelessHD®, UltraGig™ and "wireless fiber" infrastructure products will be part of SiBEAM.
"We are very pleased to have Khurram take on the new role after helping formulate the new strategy for the company and driving key strategic initiatives. Khurram's diverse background in the wireless industry and proven track record of next-generation innovation will help SiBEAM transform technical leadership into business results," said Camillo Martino, chief executive officer of Silicon Image, Inc.
SiBEAM, Inc. will focus on innovative technology development, fostering strategic industry partnerships, driving key customer engagements and accelerating market adoption of millimeter-wave products and solutions in high-growth consumer, enterprise and infrastructure markets.
"Wireless connectivity has become vital to consumers' everyday life. Millimeter-wave spectrum offers the greatest potential for next-generation gigabit wireless connectivity and lays the foundation for defining the future customer experience," said Khurram Sheikh, President of SiBEAM, Inc. "SiBEAM is the original pioneer and industry leader in CMOS-based millimeter-wave technology and will continue to leverage its production-proven expertise to expand the millimeter-wave wireless technology offerings to enable gigabit interactivity everywhere—from centimeters to hundreds of meters solutions that will be disruptive to the wireless industry."
SiBEAM at the 2015 International CES - Las Vegas, Nevada
SiBEAM will be showcasing its innovative wireless solutions at Silicon Image's demo suite in the Meeting Place #MP25877, South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2015 International CES from Tuesday, January 6, 2015 thru Friday, January 9, 2015.
About SiBEAM, Inc.
SiBEAM is a pioneer in developing intelligent millimeter wave technologies for wireless communications. The company was the first to build 60GHz chipsets using standard CMOS technology. SiBEAM is a global leader in driving next-generation architecture and semiconductor implementation of wireless connectivity solutions in the consumer electronics, mobile, enterprise and infrastructure markets. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) is a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services for mobile, consumer electronics and PC markets. Silicon Image's semiconductor and intellectual property products feature wireless and wired technologies that deliver connectivity across a wide array of devices in the home, office and on the go. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the industry standards HDMI®, DVI™, MHL® and WirelessHD®, and offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs. For more information, visit http://www.siliconimage.com/.