|[February 25, 2013]
Michael Splinter Elected to Pica8's Board of Directors
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Pica8 Inc., the leader in open networking for software defined networks
(SDN), today announced the election of Michael R. Splinter, chairman and
CEO of Applied Materials (News - Alert), Inc., to the company's board of directors.
"Pica8 is a visionary organization that is making significant strides
toward changing the way networks are managed by offering true
software-defined networking (SDN) and hardware independence," said James
Liao, CEO and co-founder, Pica8. "Mike is a visionary himself and a
proven technology leader who will bring tremendous value to Pica8
through his industry relationships, leadership and experience."
Splinter has served as president and CEO of Applied Materials, Inc.
since 2003 and became chaiman of the board of directors in 2009. During
his tenure, he has led Applied to record revenue and profits, while
launching the company's entry into new energy markets.
"Pica8 is an innovative company on an exciting growth trajectory," said
Splinter. "I look forward to playing a role in helping Pica8 realize the
full potential of their game-changing technology for cloud computing."
Prior to joining Applied, Splinter spent 20 years at Intel (News - Alert) where he held
several top executive positions. He earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in
electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
About Pica8, Inc.
Since 2009, Pica8 has been fulfilling the promise of true software
defined networking (SDN) by providing the world's first open,
hardware-independent switching system. Pica8 open switches transform the
data center by decoupling hardware from software. This new approach
provides greater flexibility and adaptability, all while driving down
implementation- and management-related costs of cloud and virtualized
applications. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto (News - Alert),
California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com.
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