LONDON Telegent Systems Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a provider of chips for mobile television founded in 2004, today announced the appointment of Eliyahou Harari to Telegent's board of directors as an independent board member.
Harari's appointment became effective in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Harari, the founder of SanDisk, has served as chief executive officer and as a director of SanDisk since June 1988. He was appointed chairman of the board in June 2006. From 1973 to 1988, Harari held various technical and management positions with Waferscale Integration Inc., Honeywell Inc., Intel Corp. and Hughes Microelectronics Ltd. Harari holds an M.A. degree and Ph.D. from Princeton University and a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Manchester University. He has more than 100 patents issued in the field of non-volatile memories and storage systems.
"We are pleased to welcome Eli to the Telegent board," said Samuel Sheng, Telegent's president and CEO. "He is a highly respected semiconductor executive whose track record of success in the industry will enable him to contribute a valuable perspective to our business."
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