OTTAWA, May 15 /CNW Telbec/ - MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD), a leading intellectual property company, today continued to build its management team with the announcement of three senior appointments.
Phillip S. Shaer joins MOSAID's senior executive management team as Vice
President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new position,
Mr. Shaer will be responsible for the Company's legal strategy, as well as
disclosure and corporate governance obligations. Mr. Shaer, who was recently
named Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, has played
an increasingly important management role since joining MOSAID as Corporate
Counsel in 2004 from the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault. Mr. Shaer obtained his
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Windsor and holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree from Université Laval.
Michael B. Vladescu, formerly Vice President, Patents, is appointed Vice
President, Licensing and Intellectual Property. Mr. Vladescu's appointment
reflects his significant contributions to MOSAID's patent licensing success
and its new focus on intellectual property licensing. In his new role,
Mr. Vladescu will be responsible for the Company's patent licensing,
prosecution and acquisition activities. Mr. Vladescu joined MOSAID in 1996
with previous experience in the field of design analysis. He has a Bachelor of
Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Waterloo, and an Executive MBA from Queen's University.
Jin-Ki Kim, previously MOSAID's Director of Technology Research and
Development, is appointed Vice President, Research and Development. Mr. Kim
joined MOSAID in 1997 following 12 years with Samsung Electronics. A prolific
and respected inventor, Mr. Kim holds 23 patents issued for his innovative
work in NAND Flash memory, and more than 30 patent applications related to his
work on MOSAID's recently introduced HyperLink NAND (HLNAND(TM)) memory
architecture. Mr. Kim has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
from the University of Yonsei, Seoul, Korea.
"Phil, Michael and Jin-Ki have consistently demonstrated the skills that
are needed to drive MOSAID to the next level as a successful intellectual
property company," said John Lindgren, President and CEO, MOSAID. "Coupled
with the recent appointment of Joseph Brown as CFO, today's appointments
substantially complete the restructuring of MOSAID's management team."
MOSAID Technologies Incorporated makes semiconductors better through the
development and licensing of intellectual property. MOSAID counts many of the
world's largest semiconductor companies among its customers. Founded in 1975,
MOSAID is based in Ottawa, Ontario, with an office in Santa Clara, California.
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