Optical firm hires ex-Intel vet Sohn

July 24, 2007 – Inphi Corp., an electro-optical components company making timing devices and PMD for optical communications, has appointed Young K. Sohn as CEO, to lead strategic direction and growth of the company’s high-performance ICs for processing high-speed data.

Sohn was most recently president of Avago Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies’ semiconductor group), before which he was chairman/CEO of Oak Technology until it was acquired by Zoran. He also founded Intel’s Korea business and managed its strategic partnership with Samsung, and started Intel’s PC chipset business unit into a $300M/year business.

“Young’s 25 years of experience in growing technology businesses through operational and technical excellence will be invaluable in leading Inphi across its next threshold of aggressive growth,” said Dado Banatao, Inphi chairman, in a statement, adding that his “intimate knowledge of the Asian market will be a tremendous asset.”


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