SGI Announces New Chief Operating Officer Cassio Conceicao

SGI Announces New Chief Operating Officer Cassio Conceicao

Tech Industry Veteran Joins Technical Computing Leader

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the
trusted leader in technical computing, today announced the appointment of
Cassio Conceicao as SGI's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer, a newly created position in the company. Mr. Conceicao, 49, brings
more than 25 years of technology industry experience to his new role, having
most recently served as General Manager and Corporate Vice-President, Service
Products at Applied Materials, Inc.

"We are excited to have attracted a proven technology executive such as Cassio
Conceicao to help drive the continued transformation of SGI," said Jorge
Titinger, SGI President and Chief Executive Officer. "He has extensive
experience leading change and improving efficiencies across a range of
business disciplines and company lifecycles. We expect him to bring immediate
leadership and focus to a variety of critical operational initiatives,
including our ongoing efforts to better manage our supply chain, shorten cycle
times, and enhance customer responsiveness and satisfaction."

While at Applied Materials, Mr. Conceicao was responsible for a $2 billion
global service organization that he helped to transform from providing
equipment maintenance to a broader portfolio of factory optimization services.
Prior to Applied Materials, Mr. Conceicao served as the VP of Operations and
Engineering at Kinetics Fluid Systems, a manufacturer of gas delivery systems
and subassemblies for the semiconductor equipment industry. He earned a
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in
English Literature, both from Stanford University.

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