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Artimi Expands its Board of Directors

15 December 2004
Andrew Vought Joins Board of UWB Semiconductor Start-Up Artimi

Santa Clara, Calif. and Cambridge, UK – December 15, 2004 – Artimi Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing Ultra Wideband (UWB) silicon solutions, has expanded its board of directors with the addition of broadband semiconductor industry veteran Andrew (Andy) Vought. Vought is currently CEO of BroadLight and brings experience in high-growth semiconductor companies and finance to support the company’s continued growth.

“Andy is an experienced executive with particular strength in financial and operational management within the semiconductor industry,” said Hermann Hauser, director of Amadeus Capital Partners and director of Artimi. “We are delighted to have Andy join Artimi’s board of directors and share his strategic insight and financing experience as we continue on our path of growth.”

“Artimi’s exceptional management team and board of directors are working to bring the best UWB chips to the market,” added Vought. “There is tremendous demand for Artimi’s patented silicon for high bandwidth wireless connectivity for consumer and industrial applications. I look forward to working with the team, bringing my management and finance experience to help guide Artimi to the next level.”

With more than 25 years of semiconductor and technology management experience, Vought previously served in the Office of the President at GlobespanVirata, later merged into Conexant Corp. Vought anchored the US activities of Virata from 1996, as it grew to $170M revenues culminating in the 2001 merger with Globespan. Responsibilities included fabless IC operations, raising $670M in three private and two public investment rounds, and five acquisitions. Prior to Virata, he led the Management Buy Out of Micro Power Systems, and held operations and financial management positions at Diasonics, Texas Instruments Europe, and GE.

Andrew Vought holds a B.S. and B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Artimi

Artimi, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing silicon solutions for high bandwidth wireless connectivity based on UWB technologies. Artimi has corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California, research and development headquarters in Cambridge, UK and sales office in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, visit


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