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James Venable Appointed President of SPMT, LLC

2009-07-21 20:00
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Venable to Take Lead in Promoting and Driving Adoption of Innovative Memory Interface Architecture for Mobile Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPMT, LLC, the entity responsible for licensing the Serial Port Memory Technology (SPMT™) specification and administering the SPMT Consortium, today announced the appointment of James Venable as president. Venable will oversee day-to-day operations of the Consortium and drive adoption of the innovative serial port memory interface architecture among manufacturers of handset, gaming, netbooks and other mobile devices.

SPMT, LLC, launched in May 2009, is the standards organization responsible for managing the SPMT specification, the first-of-its-kind technology for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) capable of delivering the bandwidth flexibility and scalability required by new generations of mobile devices - all at significantly reduced pin count, low power consumption and lower cost.

Venable was instrumental in forming the SPMT Consortium by establishing key relationships with industry leaders Hynix, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Silicon Image, all of whom are founding promoters of the Consortium.

“We are looking forward to working with memory, consumer electronics, semiconductor and IP companies to promote and increase the adoption of SPMT technology,” said James Venable, president of SPMT, LLC. “Serial Port Memory Technology is going to enable a new generation of mobile devices capable of performing highly data intensive, media-rich applications while simultaneously improving performance and extending battery life.”

James Venable has more than 25 years' experience in the semiconductor and IP industry, including extensive expertise in engineering, marketing and business development. He has held senior management positions directing product strategy and market development at AMD, Hitachi, Mentor Graphics, Motorola and Sharp, and was most recently responsible for driving Silicon Image’s emerging advanced memory IP products for mobile and consumer electronics market segments. Venable received his degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University.

The SPMT Consortium welcomes companies and organizations to inquire about joining the group. Opportunities to participate in the advancement of Serial Port Memory Technology exist for contributors and adopters. For more information about Serial Port Memory Technology, the benefits of SPMT membership, as well as an application to join and information about membership fees please visit http://www.spmt.org.

About SPMT, LLC

SPMT, LLC, founded in 2009 by leading mobile market companies, is the entity responsible for licensing the SPMT (Serial Port Memory Technology) specification as a royalty-free memory interface specification. The organization and its founding members define and implement SPMT for broad market adoption as an industry standard memory interface capable of delivering the bandwidth flexibility, scalability, reduced pin count and low power required by future generations of mobile devices. Consortium members include Hynix Semiconductor, Inc., LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Silicon Image, Inc. For more information about Serial Port Memory Technology and the benefits of SPMT membership, please visit http://www.spmt.org.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the features, time–to-market, cost and advantages and benefits of Serial Port Memory Technology, as well as the establishment of Serial Port Memory Technology as an industry standard. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks associated with the claims made regarding the features, functionality, cost, advantages and anticipated benefits and market adoption of the SPMT technology, as well as those risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These risks and uncertainties could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

SPMT and the SPMT logo are a trademark, registered trademark or service mark of SPMT, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

Contacts

SPMT, LLC
Gabriele Collier, 408-616-4088
gabriele.collier@spmt.com
or
Ogilvy Public Relations for SPMT Licensing, LLC
Ian Yellin, 415-677-2714
ian.yellin@ogilvypr.com