Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Telegent appoints Ford Tamer as CEO

Telegent Systems, which supplies silicon solutions for mobile TV devices, appointed Dr. Ford Tamer as its new CEO, replacing co-founder Samuel Sheng , who will resume his position of chief technology officer.

Tamer most recently has been a partner at Khosla Ventures, where he expanded the firm's cleantech efficiency practice. Prior to Khosla, Tamer served as senior vice president and general manager of Broadcom's Infrastructure Networking Group, which he grew to $1.2 billion in revenue in five years. Prior to Broadcom, Tamer was CEO and co-founder of Agere, a networking semiconductor company that was acquired by Lucent before being spun out as Agere Systems, where he served as vice president.

Telegent has shipped more than 80 million units of its mobile TV receiver for handsets since first introducing its technology in mid-2007.

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