SOURCE: SpectraLinear

December 04, 2006 06:00 ET

SpectraLinear Appoints Robert Bylin CFO

Industry Veteran Brings 35 Years of Experience

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- SpectraLinear Inc., a leading provider of timing solutions for the consumer, computer and communication markets, today announced the appointment of Robert Bylin as its chief financial officer (CFO).

Before joining SpectraLinear Mr. Bylin was an active consultant with several startups in a CFO role. Prior to that, he served as CFO for TAK Imaging, a fabless semiconductor company; COO and CFO for DTI, a professional services company; and CFO for Veridicom, a private fabless semiconductor company which developed and marketed biometric security devices. Mr. Bylin was CFO for Storage Dimensions during their successful IPO. Prior to that he was with Memorex Telex and also spent many years with Fairchild Semiconductor, including three years living in Paris as their European Controller. Today he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee for Occam Networks (OCNW), and is on the Board of Directors for Technology Credit Union, where has served for 30 years.

"Robert brings more than 35 years experience in the high technology industry in both finance and operations roles," said Dr. Ilhan Refioglu, SpectraLinear's president and CEO. "He's a rarity in the semiconductor industry, a seasoned veteran with substantial experience with startups. This makes him uniquely well suited to help guide SpectraLinear during a time when careful financial management is critical to success."

"I'm excited and gratified to join the very professional, entrepreneurial team at SpectraLinear," said CFO Bylin. "I believe they're well positioned to break out in a fast-growing and lucrative market, and I'm very happy to be in a position to help guide that growth."

Mr. Bylin holds a B.S. degree from Trinity College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

About SpectraLinear Inc.

SpectraLinear is an integrated timing solutions company that focuses on the consumer, computer and communication markets using innovative, high performance, fast time-to-market silicon platforms. In October 2006 SpectraLinear acquired Cypress' PC clock division, immediately establishing itself as the largest pure-play integrated timing device company. SpectraLinear is based in Santa Clara, CA. For more information go to

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