2 February 2012

Inphi appoints Ford Tamer as CEO as president & CEO Sohn retires

Inphi Corp of Santa Clara, CA, USA, a fabless provider of high-speed analog ICs for the communications and computing markets (using indium phosphide, gallium arsenide, silicon-germanium or silicon bipolar as well as CMOS), has appointed Ford Tamer as CEO.

Tamer has more than 20 years of experience building technology businesses, with particular expertise in the semiconductor sector. Prior to joining Inphi, he was CEO of Telegent Systems, senior VP & general manager of Broadcom’s Infrastructure Networking Group (which he grew to $1.2bn in revenue in five years), CEO of Agere Inc (which was acquired by Lucent Microelectronics), and VP at Agere Systems. Tamer was also a partner at Khosla Ventures, where he assisted in the growth of cleantech and IT businesses. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also serves as chairman of Sentons Inc.

“Inphi’s core competencies in advanced analog circuit design, signal integrity, power management, packaging, and process technologies should bolster the company’s ability to pursue solid growth in the years ahead,” says Tamer.

He succeeds president & CEO Young K. Sohn, who will stay on as a senior adviser during this transition. Sohn, who is retiring from Inphi, will not seek re-election as a director at the forthcoming annual general meeting of stockholders, which is expected to take place in May.

“I am proud to have been so closely involved in building Inphi’s position as a leading provider of high-speed interface products that enable cloud infrastructure,” says Sohn. “Ford’s expertise in the semiconductor space makes him well suited to take over the leadership position at Inphi and drive long-term growth,” he adds.

“Young has played a significant role in the creation and successful development of Inphi over the past five years, resulting in its successful initial public offering in November 2010 and the company’s strong competitive market position today,” comments chairman Dado Banatao.

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