Silicon Image Appoints Peter Rado to Lead Worldwide Operations and Quality
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 20, 2006 — Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), a leader in the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, today announced it has appointed Peter Rado, 57, to vice president of worldwide operations and quality. Rado, promoted from vice president of engineering of Storage Systems at Silicon Image, was responsible for the development, quality assurance, and program management of Silicon Image’s storage technology and products. Reporting to Steve Tirado, Silicon Image president and chief executive officer, Rado will be responsible for supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, distribution, and quality.
Rado brings over 35 years of industry leadership experience to this new role. Prior to joining Silicon Image, he served in a variety of capacities at Sun Microsystems in over 17 years with the company. Most recently, he was the vice president of engineering for the Volume System Products at Sun, where he was responsible for the research and development of workstations and low cost servers. Previously, he served in leading roles in Sun’s Workstation Business Unit, World Wide Operations and Boston Development Center. Throughout Rado’s tenure at Sun, he developed a proven track record for the strategic planning of Sun’s worldwide capacity, capability and investments in future manufacturing technology. Prior to Sun, Rado served in management and engineering roles at Apollo Computer Inc. and Digital Equipment Corp.
“Throughout his career, Pete has displayed an exceptional ability to define and execute new processes in both engineering and operations to improve quality and delivery,” said Steve Tirado. “We look forward to capitalizing on his expertise in driving product development, while reducing product cost, development cost and time-to-market.”
“Silicon Image is uniquely positioned in the marketplace as it creates the standards and technologies shaping the consumer electronics and PC markets of tomorrow,” said Rado. “I look forward to helping drive the continued quality, innovation and cutting-edge performance of Silicon Image products, while controlling cost structures and increasing efficiency.”
Rado has a bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was awarded the Sun Microsystems Chairman’s Award for Innovation and has two patents, one for Command Queuing Memory Control and one for Parallel Initialization of Large Scale MOS Memory.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. is a leader in the 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 UDI, 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.
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to Silicon Image’s performance with respect to quality, innovation, cost controls, efficiency and the development of standards, technologies and products for the consumer electronics and PC markets, the performance of Silicon Image products, and the benefits Silicon Image anticipates from Mr. Rado’s contributions to Silicon Image and its product development. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. In particular, Silicon Image’s performance with respect to quality, innovation, cost controls, efficiency and the development of standards, technologies and products for the consumer electronics and PC markets, the performance of Silicon Image products, and the benefits Silicon Image anticipates from Mr. Rado’s contributions to Silicon Image and its product development, may differ materially from what is currently expected. In addition, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Factors Affecting Future Results” in the most recent Annual Report, Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.
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