ViXS Systems Board of Directors Elects Peter Currie as Chairman
TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014
TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors for ViXS Systems
Inc. (TSX: VXS) has elected Peter Currie as the new Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Currie will succeed Brian Antonen, who will remain on the Board of
Directors and continue to advise the company.
Peter Currie has been an active member on the Board of ViXS since joining in
2009, and is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the
Compensation Committee. Mr. Currie has extensive experience with public
companies, as he is currently a Director of Intelius Inc. and chair of its
Audit Committee and member of its Corporate Governance Committee, a Director
at Kemptville District Hospital, and Chairman of the Board for Atomic Energy
of Canada Limited. Mr. Currie previously held various executive positions at
Nortel Networks Inc. including Chief Financial Officer; and, he was a Director
for Arise Technologies Corporation, Affinion Inc., and Canadian Tire
Corporation, as well as Vice Chairman and CFO of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC
Financial Group). He is a former member of the Board of Governors and chair
of Finance and Audit Committee for York University and former Director of York
University Development Corporation.
Sally Daub, President & CEO of ViXS, said: "We would like to thank Brian for
his service as Chairman over the past 13 years, and his help in bringing the
company public. I also welcome the opportunity to work with Peter as
Chairman. Our company is fortunate to be able to tap into his invaluable
experience as an executive for Nortel and board positions at other public
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media
processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer
electronics industries, with over 437 patents issued and pending worldwide,
numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 29 million media processor
shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to Ultra HD 4K across the
entire content value chain by providing professional and consumer grade
chipsets that support the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up
to Main 10 Profile, reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the
depth of color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution
content. ViXS' XCodePro 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure
equipment, and the XCode 6xxx family of system-on-chip (SoC) products achieve
unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers to create
cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia and
North America. VIXS™, the ViXS^® logo, XCode^®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and
Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners. For more information on ViXS,
visit our website:www.vixs.com.
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