Active-Semi Adds Three Industry Veterans to Executive Team to Accelerate Growth

  Active-Semi Adds Three Industry Veterans to Executive Team to Accelerate
  Growth

Company focused on expanding global presence, accelerating technology/product
commercialization and building powerful corporate brand

Business Wire

DALLAS -- October 24, 2013

Active-Semi International, a rapidly emerging leader in the multi-billion
dollar power management IC and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets,
announced the addition of three executives to its leadership team.

In 2012, the company diversified its analog IC portfolio by pioneering PAC™
(Power Application Controller™), a significant new category of 32-bit ARM
Cortex™ M0 optimized processors. Earlier this year, LG Electronics announced
their strategic investment and adoption of Active-Semi’s Power Application
Controller™, initially targeted for their energy efficient home appliances.
Active-Semi’s innovative product portfolio has broad design win engagements
across portable power (smart phones, tablets and smart watches), HVAC
(Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Smart Home Appliances &
Automation, Lighting Systems and a diverse range of Industrial & Embedded
Control (surveillance cameras, stepper motors, gateways, point-of-sale
terminals, human machine interface, industrial communication and control
modules).

These three executives join the Active-Semi leadership team at corporate
headquarters in Allen, Texas to continue preparing and positioning the company
for the next stage of growth.

  *Mark Cieri joined Active-Semi from power technology innovator Enpirion,
    recently acquired by Altera Corporation. As Vice President of Sales and
    Marketing, he brings more than 20 years of diverse electronics and
    semiconductor industry experience. Mr. Cieri has an established track
    record for building industry leading, multi-national businesses in the
    global networking, industrial, embedded, consumer and enterprise markets.
  *Winston Fu joined Active-Semi as Chief Financial Officer after more than
    two decades of building technology company successes. Dr. Fu recently left
    U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) after 16 years, to return to an operating
    role and dedicate his wealth of experience to Active-Semi. Dr. Fu served
    on the boards of numerous high-growth companies, including, Box, Brion
    Technologies (acquired by ASML), Clear Shape (acquired by Cadence), and
    New Focus (NUFO).

  *Wayne Chen joined as Executive Vice President of R&D and Global
    Operations. Mr. Chen, formerly of Texas Instruments, held the prestigious
    title of Fellow and brings 25+ years of world-class mixed signal and power
    design and world-class global operations capability to Active-Semi. Mr.
    Chen has over 25 patents issued and over 30 pending in the areas of
    semiconductor devices, ESD structures, circuits and systems.

Larry Blackledge, Active-Semi CEO, stated, “I am pleased with the caliber of
world-class executives that we continue to attract to our management team as
we build a platform for sustainable growth.” Blackledge added, “Active-Semi
continues to broaden its comprehensive product solution portfolio which is
permitting us to grow within this multi-billion dollar power management IC
market by enabling emerging applications as well as breathing new life into
large, established application segments.”

For more information on the Active-Semi management team visit:
http://www.active-semi.com/about/leadership

About Active-Semi

Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Allen, Texas,
Active-Semi is a rapidly emerging leader in the multi-billion dollar power
management IC and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company's
portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs (systems-on-chips) are scalable core
platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for
end applications such as industrial, commercial and consumer equipment. The
company offers power application microcontrollers, DC/DC, AC/DC, PMU and LED
drivers that significantly reduce solution size and cost while improving
system-level reliability. Active-Semi's turnkey solutions deliver
energy-saving power conversion architectures that minimize energy usage and
compress system development cycle-time by greater than 50 percent. Active-Semi
ships 50 million power ICs per quarter and reached the "one billion units
shipped" milestone in May 2012. The multi-national company focuses on
commercializing industry leading power management IC solution platforms and
has developed broad intellectual property with over 150 patents granted and
pending. For more information visit: http://active-semi.com/

Contact:

Active-Semi Media Contact:
Suribhotla Rajasekhar, 972-453-1422
Director of Marketing
marketing@active-semi.com
 
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