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  • Pixelworks Appoints Ex-Apple Executive to Board


    The high-res display processing company, Pixelworks, recently announced the appointment of ex-iPod and iPhone hardware executive David J. Tupman to its board of directors. The news comes one month after the firm revealed Apple orders accounted for 10% of its business in 2013.

    The recently-elected Pixelworks board member worked at Apple from 2001 to 2011, during which time he moved from manager to vice president of hardware engineering and technology according to BusinessWire. During his tenure, Tupman led teams working on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPod. The President and CEO of Pixelworks, Bruce Walicek, said the following regarding the matter:

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome David Tupman to Pixelworks' board of directors, David's extensive experience in management and advisory roles at leading consumer electronics and industrial companies will add immeasurable value to the Board. The Board and I look forward to working with him as we continue to execute on our strategy of bringing the very highest video quality to all screens.
    For those of you who didn’t know, in March, a Pixelworks filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed business from Apple represented over 10% of its revenue for 2013. Other big-name companies mentioned in the report include Hitachi and NEC, while the firm is known to have held previous dealings with Panasonic and Seiko Epson. As far as the details regarding what Apple purchased from Pixelworks is unknown, as are any outstanding orders for 2014.

    Pixelworks specializes in video and pixel processing hardware and software that could theoretically benefit Apple’s Retina displays. Of note, one of the company’s target markets is portable device screens, an area where Apple has traditionally been an industry leader.

    Source: BusinessWire
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pixelworks Appoints Ex-Apple Executive to Board started by Akshay Masand View original post