SiBEAM President and CEO, John LeMoncheck, Named to the Global Semiconductor Association’s (GSA) Emerging Company CEO Council
Sunnyvale, California– May 31, 2010 – SiBEAM CEO and President, John LeMoncheck, was recently appointed as a member of the Global Semiconductor Association’s (GSA) Emerging Company CEO Council. This GSA Council is comprised of CEOs from companies with proven technical and market leadership and promising new technologies, to advise GSA’s board of directors on emerging company needs and to support GSA’s focus on entrepreneurship.
GSA has made a significant impact on the industry since their inception in 1994, playing a vital role with the emergence and worldwide adoption of the fabless business model. GSA’s mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation.
“I’m honored to serve on the GSA’s Emerging Company CEO Council and believe that participation in this council will serve a mutual industry goal of advancing the fabless semiconductor business model,” said John LeMoncheck.
Emerging Company CEO Council Members include companies throughout the supply chain that represents 25 countries across the globe.
“We are delighted that John LeMoncheck, CEO of SiBEAM and GSA member since 2007, has recently joined the GSA Emerging Company CEO Council,” said Jodi Shelton, GSA president. “We depend on our members to help us advance our goals, and SiBEAM brings a valuable combination of insight, innovation and industry-leading technology for a rapidly growing market segment. We look forward to SiBEAM’s continued contributions in collaboration with our expanding member roster.”
SiBEAM, winner of the GSA’s prestigious “Startup to Watch” award and the first and only company to ship 60 GHz communication systems for consumer electronics, personal computing and mobile devices, is the established leader in 60 GHz communications systems. The company is currently shipping its second generation 60 GHz chipsets, based on the globally available WirelessHD standard. Their wireless technology is capable of achieving up to 4 Gbps data rates, which is ten times faster than today’s consumer wireless technologies. Products from Best Buy’s Rocketfish private label brand, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Sony and others have been shipping since early 2009.
About John LeMoncheck
John LeMoncheck is President and CEO of SiBEAM, Inc. LeMoncheck hails from Silicon Image where he was vice president of CE and PC/Display business and was responsible for all product, market and business strategy development and execution including leading the company’s efforts to promote worldwide adoption of HDMI. Prior to Silicon Image, LeMoncheck was vice president of software and systems engineering for TeraLogic (purchased by Zoran), directing all platform and software implementations for TeraLogic’s digital television solutions. Before TeraLogic, LeMoncheck was a member of the founding team at Arithmos, Inc (purchased by ST Microelectronics) where he was vice president of engineering and developed Arithmos’ line of display processors targeted at the flat panel market. In the past, LeMoncheck also directed The LEGO Company’s West Coast design center, which was focused on high-tech toys, including the successful MINDSTORMS product line. LeMoncheck earned his BSEE from U.C. San Diego and spent several years researching VLSI for imaging and pattern recognition applications during his graduate studies at Caltech.
About SiBEAM, Inc.
SiBEAM is a fabless semiconductor company and founding member of the WirelessHD™ Consortium. A pioneer in developing intelligent millimeter wave technologies for wireless communications, SiBEAM is the first to build 60GHz chipsets using standard CMOS technology. The first applications for the company’s innovative technology are based on the WirelessHD™ specification for home multimedia content delivery and A/V connectivity. SiBEAM is a global leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets. Solutions for wireless personal area networks (WPAN) and automotive will follow. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in San Diego, Seoul and Tokyo. For more information please visit: www.sibeam.com.
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org
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