Magma Announces New Strategic Business Development Director

Magma Announces New Strategic Business Development Director

Magma hires industry veteran Jim Medeiros to expand presence in U.S. and

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magma, a developer of computer
expansion products for servers, desktops and portable platforms, is pleased to
announce its recent hire of Jim Medeiros, who has joined the Magma team as
Strategic Business Development Director. This position is a newly created role
designed to grow the company's presence in select U.S. markets and in Europe.

Within this role, Medeiros will drive growth of global sales and the
development of strategic customers. His focus will be on building the business
from a sales perspective with a strong push in global markets. Medeiros's
proven background in design and engineering, business development, and helping
to bring several successful products and initiatives to market, along with
years of experience in the computer hardware industry, will help ensure Magma
continues to grow and further it's leadership position in the PCI Express
expansion market.

"We are excited to add Jim Medeiros to our management team", says Tim Miller,
president of Magma. "Jim brings a wealth of experience in our industry and has
a proven track record in bringing successful products to market and building
key relationships with industry partners. The addition of Jim is an important
piece of our market growth strategy."

Medeiros comes to Magma with over 27 years of experience in the high tech
product development industry. Most recently, he was the CEO for Perceptive
Development, Inc., a company that develops complete mobile solutions and
innovative new products for a variety of mobile platforms. Prior to Perceptive
Development, Medeiros was the President of Seven Pinnacles, Inc., a general
consulting company for embedded applications. He also served as General
Manager and Vice President of Marketing for Performance Technologies, Inc.,
and was the Communications Systems Director with Intel. The majority of his
career was spent at Ziatech Corporation holding a variety of positions that
included, Vice President of Business Development, Product Marketing Manager,
CompactPCI R &D Manager.

"My goal is to help take Magma to the next level of customer engagement, "
says Medeiros. "I'm excited to join the team and be a part of a company with a
great foundation of products and innovative history that is poised for
dramatic growth."

About Magma  
Magma develops and manufactures expansion computing solutions using Peripheral
Component Interconnect (PCI), Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
(PCIe), and Thunderboltâ„¢ for servers, desktops and portable computing
platforms. Magma's line of products includes enclosed and non-enclosed
solutions ranging from single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant,
Reliable Available Serviceable (RAS) systems specifically designed for mission
critical environments. Magma products are platform independent and are used
in a variety of industries including audio and video production, test and
measurement, medical imaging, surveillance, aerospace and defense,
telecommunications, data acquisition, and high performance computing. Magma's
team of experienced engineers has been developing expansion and connectivity
solutions since 1987 and holds more than a dozen technology patents, making
them a pioneer and leader in the market space. All Magma products are
designed and assembled in the United States. For more information about Magma

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