Ruud van der Linden Named as CEO of Silicon Line

Munich, Germany,19 March , 2013 -- To further increase and enhance the focus on the growing market for consumer high speed optical links, Silicon Line today announced that Ruud van der Linden has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. van der Linden will guide Silicon Line’s development as the leading global provider of ultra-low power optical link technology for mobile and consumer markets worldwide. Data rates are exploding in mobile and consumer products and the market for optical links which can efficiently transport these data rates is rapidly growing. Mr. van der Linden will concentrate on developing this new business across the globe.

An industry veteran, Mr. van der Linden has extensive leadership experience and expertise. Prior to joining Silicon Line, Ruud was CEO at Redmere, Senior VP Asia Pacific for Freecom Inc and Senior VP for Philips Semiconductors where he was responsible for the Display Solutions Business Unit worldwide, located in Taiwan. Ruud also spent almost 6 years as Senior VP Asia Pacific at Philips Semiconductors, running the complete marketing and sales operation in Asia (also located in Taiwan).

About Silicon Line GmbH

Silicon Line is a fabless analog IC company designing and providing physical layer technologies that enable ultra-low power, low cost optical links at multi-gigabit rates for mobile and consumer platforms. Additional information is available at

Silicon Line is a private company with lead investors Capital-E and Munich Venture Partners.
Silicon Line is located at Elsenheimerstrasse 48, D-80687 Munich, Germany.


Ian Jackson,
Silicon Line GmbH,
Tel.: +49 89 23549061
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