Akros Silicon Names Simon Prutton Chief Executive Officer
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Akros Silicon Inc
275 Turn Pike Drive
Folsom, CA, 95630
Press release date: November 28, 2007
Analog Veteran Joins Leader in Power over Ethernet Space
FOLSOM, Calif. - November 28, 2007 - Akros Silicon, Inc. announced that Simon Prutton has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the rapidly growing Power over Ethernet (PoE) company.
Prutton has 18 years experience in the analog semiconductor business, and will oversee management and operations for Akros Silicon. Prutton was most recently vice president and general manager of the Analog and Mixed Signal product group at Intersil, responsible for driving growth in a broad range of product lines there including the DSL, Optical Storage, LCD Displays, Video, Op-Amp and Interface businesses.
"The board is pleased to announce the addition of Simon Prutton to the Akros Silicon executive team," said Syrus P. Madavi, president of SPM Capital and director of the Akros Silicon board of directors. "Simon is a well seasoned executive with proven vision and demonstrated track record of leading businesses to great results. We are confident Simon will lead Akros Silicon to be a very successful company."
Prior to Intersil, Prutton held the position of vice president of Marketing at Sipex. Before joining Sipex, he served as the director of Marketing at Micrel. Prutton also spent 10 years at National Semiconductor, where he served in a variety of marketing roles culminating with director of Marketing and Applications for National's Data Converter and Temperature Sensing Product Lines.
"I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead such an outstanding company," said Prutton. "Akros Silicon is a pioneer in the Power over Ethernet space, having developed the industry's first system-level IC solutions that merge network interface with power management circuitry. I look forward to working with an incredibly talented and experienced group of people. I am certain that together we can continue to grow Akros Silicon's global business and add value to our customers."
Prutton earned his BSEE from the University of Birmingham, England.
About Akros Silicon
Headquartered in Folsom, California, Akros Silicon (Akros is a Greek word for "edge") is a leading provider of highly differentiated system-level integrated circuits that provide advanced power management to the edge of the network. Akros Silicon's disruptive silicon technology enables large scale deployment of network-attached appliances, such as VoIP phones, wireless LAN access points, RFID tag readers, point-of-sale terminals, networked cameras, remote access and home-networked systems-accelerating the convergence of data, audio, and video applications. For more information, visit http://www.akrossilicon.com