October 21, 2008
Boston Circuits Inc Announces Appointment of Bob Gilkes As Executive Chairman
Boston Circuits Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on multi-core processors for networking and multimedia applications, today announced the appointment of Bob Gilkes as Executive Chairman. Based in Oxford, England, Mr. Gilkes will contribute to the day-to-day management team with a particular focus on BCI's global partnerships and strategic direction.
"Bob brings to Boston Circuits Inc. a deep and impressive record of rapidly growing companies with innovative technology products," said Hiro Kataoka, Founder and Chief Executive of BCI. "We are excited to welcome Bob to our team, and look forward to leveraging his insight and expertise in driving both near- and long-term corporate planning and strategic opportunities for growth."
Prior to joining BCI, Bob Gilkes held CEO and Chairman level responsibilities for more than twenty-five years. After ten years with IBM and Unilever, he led Tadpole Technology in the UK and Xionics Document Technologies in Massachusetts from turnaround to successful IPO's.
BCI's new Executive Chairman Bob Gilkes stated, "I believe that BCI has the potential to capture a leading position in the evolving market for next generation of embedded multi-core processors. BCI's breakthrough architectural design has generated significant interest among manufacturers in Japan and more widely in Asia. I look forward to joining this team of Tier 1 professionals."
About Boston Circuits Inc.
Boston Circuits, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts with a subsidiary in Yokohama, Japan. Founded in 2005, the Company has developed ground breaking technology that solve two of the largest problems facing users of multi-core processors; software friendliness, and the efficiency and flexibility of delivering computing power to applications. The Company's gCORE family of multi-core processors, scheduled to be available in 2009 for multimedia and networking devices, combines the ease of programming and software compatibility of a single-core processor, with the enhanced performance and power efficiency of multi-core. Boston Circuits is privately held, and has received investment from SBI Investment Co., Ltd of Japan.
US Company Contact: Hiro Kataoka Boston Circuits, Inc. 781-933-4541 www.bostoncircuits.com[email protected] Asia Company Contact: Makoto Umemura Boston Circuits Asia +81-45-472-1261 www.bostoncircuits.jp[email protected]
SOURCE: Boston Circuits Inc.