Pericom Appoints Veteran Semiconductor Executive Tony Walker, Vice President of Marketing

New VP Will Drive Direction and Strategic Growth for Pericom



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:   PSEM), a leading supplier of
 high-speed and mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced Tony Walker,
 veteran semiconductor business executive, as its new vice president of
 marketing.  Walker reports to Alex Hui, Pericom CEO, and replaces
 Mark Downing, who previously held that position.
     Walker's 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry includes
 positions that focused on an array of products from discrete transistors and
 diodes in the 70's through ASICs and mixed signal ASSPs, high performance
 logic, switches and timing circuits in the 80's & 90's to network security
 processors in '00.
     "Tony Walker's extensive experience in the semiconductor industry gives
 him a unique market perspective that will be invaluable in driving the
 strategic direction of Pericom's products and technology, as well as
 identifying new business opportunities amidst today's turbulent economy," said
 Alex Hui, Pericom's CEO.
     Previously, Walker was director of marketing for Hi/fn, a network security
 processors company.  Prior to Hi/fn, Walker was director of marketing for
 Integrated Device Technology (IDT) Corporation's logic and timing products.
     Walker also held sales and marketing management positions at the TriTech
 Microelectronics subsidiary of Singapore Technologies, Toshiba America's ASIC
 division, Plessey Semiconductors and Ferranti Semiconductors.
     Walker holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and Physics from
 Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, UK.
 
     About Pericom
     Pericom Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and markets
 high-performance interface integrated circuits (ICs) for the transfer,
 routing, and timing of high-speed digital and analog signals within and
 between computer, networking, and multimedia systems.  The company's high
 performance interface ICs are essential for the full utilization of the speed
 and bandwidth built into today's advanced microprocessors, memory ICs, LANs,
 and WANs.  The company offers more than 500 products in its SiliconInterface,
 SiliconSwitch, SiliconClock, and SiliconConnect families giving customers a
 wide array of interface IC solutions.
     Company headquarters are located in San Jose, California.  Telephone:
 408-435-0800.  Web site:  http://www.pericom.com .
 
 

SOURCE Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
 Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:   PSEM), a leading supplier of
 high-speed and mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced Tony Walker,
 veteran semiconductor business executive, as its new vice president of
 marketing.  Walker reports to Alex Hui, Pericom CEO, and replaces
 Mark Downing, who previously held that position.
     Walker's 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry includes
 positions that focused on an array of products from discrete transistors and
 diodes in the 70's through ASICs and mixed signal ASSPs, high performance
 logic, switches and timing circuits in the 80's & 90's to network security
 processors in '00.
     "Tony Walker's extensive experience in the semiconductor industry gives
 him a unique market perspective that will be invaluable in driving the
 strategic direction of Pericom's products and technology, as well as
 identifying new business opportunities amidst today's turbulent economy," said
 Alex Hui, Pericom's CEO.
     Previously, Walker was director of marketing for Hi/fn, a network security
 processors company.  Prior to Hi/fn, Walker was director of marketing for
 Integrated Device Technology (IDT) Corporation's logic and timing products.
     Walker also held sales and marketing management positions at the TriTech
 Microelectronics subsidiary of Singapore Technologies, Toshiba America's ASIC
 division, Plessey Semiconductors and Ferranti Semiconductors.
     Walker holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and Physics from
 Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, UK.
 
     About Pericom
     Pericom Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and markets
 high-performance interface integrated circuits (ICs) for the transfer,
 routing, and timing of high-speed digital and analog signals within and
 between computer, networking, and multimedia systems.  The company's high
 performance interface ICs are essential for the full utilization of the speed
 and bandwidth built into today's advanced microprocessors, memory ICs, LANs,
 and WANs.  The company offers more than 500 products in its SiliconInterface,
 SiliconSwitch, SiliconClock, and SiliconConnect families giving customers a
 wide array of interface IC solutions.
     Company headquarters are located in San Jose, California.  Telephone:
 408-435-0800.  Web site:  http://www.pericom.com .
 
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