TORONTO, ON--ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS) a pioneer and leader in advanced media processing solutions, announced today the appointment of Fred Shlapak to its Board of Directors effective immediately.
"We are pleased that Fred has joined our Board of Directors," said Peter Currie, Chairman of ViXS. "He brings over three decades of leadership and operational experience coupled with deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry. His perspective and guidance will be invaluable as we continue to grow ViXS to the next level."
Mr. Shlapak was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Semiconductor Products Sector at Motorola Corporation, a multi-billion company, when he retired in February 2004. Mr. Shlapak's 33-year career at Motorola included leading the company's Canadian semiconductor operations. He lived and worked in Europe where he had roles of increasing responsibility that culminated with leadership of Motorola's European Semiconductor Group.
Mr. Shlapak holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also served on the boards of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Gennum Corporation, Tundra Semiconductor Corporation and SiGe Semiconductor. He was a former member of the Semiconductor Industry Association.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is a pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for video over IP streaming solutions, with over 500 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 33 million media processor shipped to date. ViXS is driving the transition to Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 12 Profile, reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content. ViXS' XCodePro 300 family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6000 family of system-on-chip (SoC) products achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices internationally. VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.