Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Aptina Announces New CEO

Business Wire: Aptina announces that Phil Carmack has joined Aptina as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. Phil Carmack most recently served as the SVP for NVIDIA Mobile Business Unit which he established in 2003. Prior to his 13 years at NVIDIA, Carmack was the EVP of R&D at 3DFX which was acquired by NVIDIA. His professional experience also includes leadership positions with Silicon Valley companies including SVP and COO for Gigapixel and CEO and Founder of Raydiant. Carmack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in EE at Brigham Young University and a Master of Science degree in EE from Stanford University.

Carmack succeeds Nicholas Brathwaite who has been Aptina’s Interim CEO since August 2012. Mr. Brathwaite will continue in his role as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Aptina, a position he has held since July 2009.

"We are extremely pleased that Phil is joining Aptina. Phil’s impressive industry experience and leadership skills will unleash Aptina’s potential and take the company to the next level," said Nicholas Brathwaite.

"Imaging is the window to the future," said Phil Carmack regarding his decision to join Aptina. "Clarity+ technology is an example of how Aptina is shaping the future, and how it is enhancing the user experience with real time HDR and high speed 4K support. I look forward to working with the talented people at Aptina in continuing to build on our innovations, broad portfolio of products and powerful intellectual property."

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