Cray Appoints Prith Banerjee to Board of Directors
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/13 -- Global supercomputer
leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that the Board of
Directors has appointed Prith Banerjee as a member of the Board and
as Chair of the Strategic Technology Assessment Committee, effective
May 1, 2013.
Banerjee is Chief Technology Officer and member of the global
executive committee of ABB Group (NYSE: ABB), a leading power and
automation technology group, headquartered in Switzerland. The
company has more than 8,000 technologists working in research and
development worldwide and recently announced a technology
breakthrough with the development of the world's first high voltage
direct current breaker.
Prior to joining ABB in 2012, Banerjee was with HP for five years
where he served as the Senior Vice President of Research, and
Director of HP Labs. Previously, Banerjee was Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University
of Illinois at Chicago. He has also held leadership positions at
BINACHIP, AccelChip, Northwestern University, and the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Banerjee is currently a Board member of the United States National
Academy of Engineering Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,
and is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board at Cypress
Semiconductor. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
"Cray is a respected technology company with a rich history of
building innovative supercomputing systems, and I am looking forward
to sharing my thoughts and ideas with the Company's Board and its
employees," said Banerjee. "Cray has a strong high-end supercomputing
business, an expanding portfolio of new high performance computing
and Big Data solutions, and a skilled executive team. This is an
exciting time to be the newest member of the Board."
"With an amazing background in technology combined with proven
leadership in corporate and academic environments, Prith will be
immensely valuable to us as we continue to develop and launch new
products for the converging big data and supercomputing markets,"
said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "His contributions will
the strength and growth of our company, and on behalf of our
Board and the entire team at Cray we are excited to welcome him to
About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:
CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists
and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing
and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years
of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced
supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of
supercomputers and Big Data solutions delivering unrivaled
performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive
Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative
next-generation products that integrate diverse processing
technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to
surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand
for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
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