Dr. Jeff Gilbert Joins Summit Semiconductor Board
Networking and RF Expert Brings Technical Vision to Wireless Audio Leader
Beaverton, Oregon -- April 14, 2015 -- Summit Semiconductor today announced that Dr. Jeff Gilbert, former Silicon Image and SiBEAM CTO, has joined the company's board of directors. Gilbert brings a deep level of networking and RF expertise to the rapidly growing developer of high-resolution wireless audio solutions.
In addition to playing a key role on the Summit board, Dr. Gilbert is currently working on advanced technology at Google[x]. Previously, he was CTO of Silicon Image, a leading provider of wired and wireless connectivity solutions. Dr. Gilbert was responsible for Silicon Image's technology vision, advanced technology, and standards initiatives. Prior to joining Silicon Image, Dr. Gilbert was CTO of SiBEAM, a fabless semiconductor company pioneering the development of intelligent millimeter wave silicon solutions for wireless communications. Before SiBEAM he served as director of algorithms and architecture at Atheros Communications where he led the development of Atheros' 802.11n, 802.11g, eXtended Range (XR), and Smart Antenna technologies.
"Jeff is one of the industry's leading experts in wireless networking technology and we are excited to welcome him to Summit's board of directors," said Brett Moyer, Summit's President and CEO. "His experience combined with his technical vision for building global businesses using advanced wireless networking technology will be extremely valuable as Summit continues its rapid growth. I'm confident that Jeff will make an immediate positive impact on our company".
"Today, Summit is changing the way consumers view wireless audio technologies for the home by delivering high resolution multi-channel audio with unrivaled quality. I see wireless audio for the home as a high growth market that is on the edge of massive growth as mobile and other intelligent networked wireless devices drive audio and video entertainment into new applications and market segments. I'm looking forward to working with the team to help chart and manage their future direction," said Dr. Gilbert.
Dr. Gilbert received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, M.Phil. in Computer Speech and Language Processing from Cambridge University, and B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard College.
About Summit Semiconductor
Summit Semiconductor has over a decade of fabless semiconductor chip design and wireless system integration experience targeting the wireless audio markets. Its award-winning Summit Wireless™ technology is the leading integrated circuit solution enabling home and pro-audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan. For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit www.summitsemi.com.
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Released April 14, 2015