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Product category: Communications ICs (Wired)
News Release from: Frontier Silicon
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 1 December 2004

McTighe takes the chair

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Frontier Silicon has appointed Mike McTighe (50) as nonexecutive Chairman of its Board of Directors

McTighe brings with him significant experience in the mobile handset sector, which will strengthen the board and help Frontier Silicon maintain its leading position in driving the growth of television over mobile. The new Chairman has experience of leading technology companies, both large and small, to success over the last 25 years, and will use this expertise to build on the strong base Frontier Silicon has already established in the digital radio and TV market.

'I am delighted to welcome Mike McTighe as the company's first Chairman', said Anthony Sethill, CEO of Frontier Silicon.

'He has an excellent track record in the technology sector, renowned for his outstanding strategic abilities and deep understanding of the wireless handset market'.

'I very much look forward to working together with Mike to grow Frontier Silicon into a significant global supplier of chips for the digital radio, digital TV and emerging mobile TV markets'.

McTighe was most recently Chairman of Alphamosaic, where he led the successful sale of that company to Broadcom Corp for US $125 million.

He has held a number of directorships, and is currently Chairman of Phyworks, Corvil, Red M Communications and Via Networks.

He is also a nonexecutive Director of Pace Micro Technology, and Alliance and Leicester, and a Director of London Metal Exchange Holdings.

Other relevant roles held by McTighe include being a member of the technology advisory board of Apax Partners.

He was previously Chairman and CEO of Carrier1 International, and Executive Director and Chief Executive, Global Operations of Cable and Wireless.

Prior to these experiences, he spent five years with Philips of the Netherlands, five years with Motorola, and 10 years with GE.

Commenting on his appointment, McTighe said: 'Since being established just under three years ago, I am impressed with the market penetration that Frontier Silicon has achieved'.

'This comes from its combination of strong consumer experience, excellent technology and good customer support infrastructure'.

'Together with its relationships with Far East manufacturing companies, Frontier's chips have managed to find their way into over 70% of DAB digital radio sets out in consumer homes'.

'I hope to be able to support the company's assault into mobile multimedia, video and automotive sectors too as part of its next phase of growth'.

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