July 25, 2005 08:00 ET

SiBEAM Draws Top Wireless Talent From Industry and Academia

Attracts Five Experts in Wireless and High-Speed Technology From Atheros, Broadcom, Appairent Technologies and the Berkeley Wireless Research Center

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 25, 2005 -- SiBEAM, Inc., a developer of gigabit wireless technology, has announced five key appointments. Having closed a $15 million financing round, SiBEAM is accelerating its recruitment of wireless and gigabit communications experts, drawing seasoned veterans from renowned organizations such as Atheros Communications, the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom and Appairent Technologies.

Leading SiBEAM's engineering and R&D team, Dr. Jeffrey Gilbert joins SiBEAM as vice president of engineering, bringing expertise in integrated wireless communication systems design. Dr. Gilbert joins from Atheros Communications where he was director of algorithms and architecture and led the company's 802.11g, extended range, smart antenna, and most recently, 802.11n development. He is widely recognized for both execution and thought leadership in wireless communications technology.

Chinh Doan joins as SiBEAM's founding chief technology officer and Sohrab Emami joins as founding chief architect. Both Doan and Emami are recognized experts from the Berkeley Wireless Research Center for their research on developing high frequency, high-speed wireless technology in CMOS. Doan and Emami have been broadly commended for their breakthrough research, including a best paper award at the 2005 ISSCC and numerous invited papers.

Dr. C. Bernard Shung joins as a founder and senior director of engineering, bringing expertise in gigabit and multi-gigabit communications. Prior to SiBEAM, Dr. Shung was director of engineering at Broadcom where he led the team developing highly integrated Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet network switching products in LAN/WAN applications.

Dr. James Gilb joins bringing expertise in wireless multimedia and personal area networking. Dr. Gilb is leading SiBEAM's involvement in wireless technology standards and was also recently elected technical editor of the IEEE 802.15.3c task group. Prior to joining SiBEAM, Dr. Gilb was director of radio engineering for Appairent Technologies, Inc. and previously worked for Motorola and Mobilian. Dr. Gilb is a recognized author on emerging wireless technology and standards.

"We've assembled some of the brightest minds in wireless and high-speed communications, drawing from multiple disciplines in the wireless universe," said Dr. Bob Brodersen, chairman of SiBEAM and co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.

"We will continue to grow our development team and look forward to bringing more world-class experts into the company," said Dr. Tim A. Williams, president and CEO of SiBEAM.

SiBEAM is accepting employment inquiries at this time from wireless and high-speed communications engineers through its website and by email to

About SiBEAM, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SiBEAM is a developer of semiconductor systems solutions for high-speed communications platforms. The company is developing new, intelligent, low-cost wireless technologies to meet demand for high-bandwidth services. Additional information on the company will be forthcoming at

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