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Telegent Expands Management Team in Asia Pacific

2010-07-13 03:03 2003

Executive appointments strengthen regional product development and customer service capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and SHANGHAI, July 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile, today announced that Ron Kao has joined Telegent as vice president of Asia Pacific. In this role, Ron is responsible for the development of Telegent's Asia organization and will be a key contributor towards furthering Telegent's goal of leveraging strong teams in both the U.S. and China to build a market leading position globally in delivering entertainment to every screen.

Prior to Telegent, Ron was the senior director and general manager of Broadcom's Taiwan Design Center and Asia Business Development, responsible for product development, customer support, and strategic partnerships in the region. In this role, Ron grew the design center from 20 to 300 engineers, delivering products that contributed significantly to rapid growth in Broadcom's Asia revenue. Previously, Ron was the founder and CEO of Vovtel Networks and a co-founder of Lite-On Communications, growing the business to a top three market position. Ron received an MSEE from Oregon State University and a BS from the National Taiwan University and holds seven patents in PHY and MAC architecture design.

In addition to Ron's appointment, Esther Liu, who previously served as vice president at SMIC where she drove marketing and sales since 2006, has joined Telegent as vice president of government affairs and M&A in China. Fang Li, who joined Telegent approximately one year ago from Motorola, has been promoted to vice president of China sales. At Motorola, Fang was senior director of the mobile device group, where he held responsibility for the product portfolio, product marketing and operator account management. Weijie Yun, Telegent co-founder, continues to hold responsibility for sales with customers in Taiwan and Korea.

"The addition of Ron, Esther and Fang to our global management team expands the capabilities and reach of our China organization and enhances our ability to deliver market-leading products and customer service to our device partners in this region," said Ford Tamer, chief executive officer of Telegent.

Telegent is the market leader in mobile TV receivers, having shipped more than 80 million units into handsets sold globally since first introducing its technology in mid-2007.

About Telegent Systems, Inc.

Telegent Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that enables the reception of live, free-to-air analog and digital broadcast television in mobile handsets and other portable consumer devices. Telegent's television-on-a-chip solutions solve the long-standing technical challenges that have precluded mobile reception of analog broadcast TV, enabling manufacturers and operators to benefit from the convergence of broadcast TV with mobile and portable devices. Telegent's products are the most widely sold broadcast television solutions for mobile handsets in the world. For more information, visit http://www.telegent.com .

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Source: Telegent Systems, Inc.
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