Artimi Appoints Colin Macnab CEO; Former Atheros Executive Joins Single Chip Ultra Wideband Systems Semiconductor Company

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, England—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 23, 2005— Artimi Inc., the single chip Ultra Wideband systems semiconductor company, announced Colin Macnab has joined as chief executive officer. The former vice president of marketing and business development for Atheros, Macnab brings a broad range of management and market experience to lead Artimi in the next phase of growth.

"Colin is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge and track record in the wireless communications semiconductor and systems industry," said Kaj-Erik Relander, general partner of Accel Partners and director of Artimi. "Colin has the breadth of start-up to IPO experience necessary to lead Artimi forward in becoming the market leader in UWB systems semiconductor products. Colin's strong relationships with target OEM and ODM customers in Asia will be instrumental in further developing Artimi's growing customer base."

"Artimi's exceptional engineering and management teams have made major achievements in developing their single chip UWB technology," stated Macnab. "Artimi's low cost, high performance complete UWB system solutions will enable consumer electronics companies to rapidly develop UWB enabled wireless products - whether it be digital media adapters, high definition digital televisions, laptop computers or mobile phones. I am looking forward to working with the Artimi team and using my business development experience to strengthen Artimi's position in the global UWB markets."

Macnab has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and systems market related to the wireless communications industry. Macnab was most recently vice president marketing and business development at Atheros, where he was part of the team that took the company public in 2004. Prior to Atheros, Macnab was founder and CEO of Morphics Technology, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that developed the first wireless signal processor to support multiple standard cellular communications including most 3G standards. Morphics was acquired by Infineon in 2003. He was also founder and CEO of BMA Communications, a strategic services group that focused exclusively on wireless communications and wireless technology acquisitions for a portfolio of clients that included National Semiconductor, IBM Microelectronics, Philips and Fujitsu. Earlier in his career Macnab held engineering and management positions at Xircom, GEC Plessey, Linear Technology and Analog Devices.

Macnab holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

About Artimi

Artimi is a fabless semiconductor company developing single chip system solutions for high bandwidth wireless connectivity based on UWB technologies. Artimi has corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California, research and development headquarters in Cambridge, UK and sales office in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, visit

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