Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. recognized as one of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs

Oct 12, 2011, 17:00 ET from ViXS Systems Inc.

Sally Daub ranks 2nd in the 13th annual 2011 PROFIT W100 ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs  

TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announced that Sally Daub, President and CEO has ranked 2nd place in the prestigious 13th annual 2011 PROFIT W100 ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. Ranking Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the PROFIT W100 profiles the country's most successful female business owners. Published in the November issue of PROFIT and online at, the PROFIT W100 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.

"This award is recognition of the hard work of the ViXS team and the accomplishments achieved in this highly competitive global environment. ViXS is recognized as an industry innovator and consistently delivers world-class semiconductor platform solutions enabling media portability," says Sally Daub, President and CEO. "I am fortunate to lead a team which exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit crucial for success. It is our culture of achievement and our pride in the products we produce that allow us to compete with the best and biggest companies in our industry."

"The PROFIT W100 are a diverse group of entrepreneurs united by their passion, dynamism and smarts," says Ian Portsmouth, PROFIT's Editor-in-Chief. "They set a tremendous example for business leaders of all kinds, and we are proud to recognize them in our 13th annual ranking of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs."

Trained as a chemical engineer and lawyer, with degrees from University of Ottawa and Dalhousie respectively, Ms. Daub began her career as a patent attorney then later as Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for ATI, a graphics chip company. In 2001, Ms Daub was one of four founders of ViXS Systems Inc. and from its inception assumed the role of president and CEO, a role she continues to hold today. Under Ms. Daub's leadership ViXS has grown from a small semiconductor start-up to becoming the leading provider of technologies at the heart of today's video revolution. Ms. Daub has consistently been recognized for her entrepreneurial and business expertise and talent, garnering numerous personal and company achievement awards including: Women's Executive Network; Canada's Most Powerful Women; Top 100; RBC Women of Influence, Trailblazer Category; and PROFIT Magazine's Top 100 Women Entrepreneur. An industry advocate, Ms. Daub plays an active role on ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada) and GSA (Global Semiconductor Association) where she holds board positions as well as being on the Board of Morega Systems, another start-up founded by Ms Daub.

About ViXS Systems Inc.:

ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing a platform for enabling portable media technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.

ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 334 patents worldwide with over 103 patents being issued to date. Listed for five years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products.

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