SOURCE: Inphi Corporation

December 02, 2008 09:00 ET

Inphi® Corporation Adds Dr. Makimoto to Its Board of Advisors

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Inphi® Corporation (, a fabless, high-speed analog semiconductor company, today announced the addition of Dr. Tsugio Makimoto as an advisor for the company in Japan.

Dr. Makimoto is well recognized as one of the leaders in the semiconductor industry. After receiving his MSEE from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Dr. Makimoto spent most of his career with Hitachi Ltd. in the field of semiconductors in various roles, including Senior Executive and Managing Director in 1997. In addition, Dr. Makimoto held a Corporate Senior Executive Vice President position at Sony. Dr. Makimoto was nominated as an IEEE fellow in 1997 and authored several books including "Living with the Chip" and "Digital Nomad."

"We are very excited to have Dr. Makimoto join our advisory board," said Young Sohn, CEO of Inphi Corporation. "As a pioneer of the Japanese semiconductor industry, Dr. Makimoto will help Inphi identify new opportunities for investment in support of the current and future trends in communication, computing and consumer markets. His extensive understanding of technology trends and Inphi's unique ability to deliver leading analog intensive products will enable us to continue to satisfy our customers' long term requirements."

About Inphi Corporation

Inphi Corporation is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance analog components that serve a broad set of markets and applications including communications, computing and networking. Leading corporations rely on Inphi for components that transport, store, deliver, and test high-speed data for the world's most innovative systems. Inphi is recognized as a global technology leader for its excellence in design, dedication to the development of open standards, and commitment to R&D. Learn more about Inphi Corporation by visiting, or call +1-805-446-5100.

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