SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Prith Banerjee as a member of the Board and as Chair of the Strategic Technology Assessment Committee, effective May 1, 2013.
Banerjee is Chief Technology Officer and member of the global executive committee of ABB Group (NYSE: ABB), a leading power and automation technology group, headquartered in Switzerland. The company has more than 8,000 technologists working in research and development worldwide and recently announced a technology breakthrough with the development of the world's first high voltage direct current breaker.
Prior to joining ABB in 2012, Banerjee was with HP for five years where he served as the Senior Vice President of Research, and Director of HP Labs. Previously, Banerjee was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also held leadership positions at BINACHIP, AccelChip, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Banerjee is currently a Board member of the United States National Academy of Engineering Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board at Cypress Semiconductor. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
"Cray is a respected technology company with a rich history of building innovative supercomputing systems, and I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas with the Company's Board and its employees," said Banerjee. "Cray has a strong high-end supercomputing business, an expanding portfolio of new high performance computing and Big Data solutions, and a skilled executive team. This is an exciting time to be the newest member of the Board."
"With an amazing background in technology combined with proven leadership in corporate and academic environments, Prith will be immensely valuable to us as we continue to develop and launch new products for the converging big data and supercomputing markets," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "His contributions will add to the strength and growth of our company, and on behalf of our Board and the entire team at Cray we are excited to welcome him to our company."
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Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
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