Spansion Names Saied Tehrani Senior Vice President of Research & Development

Oct 20, 2010, 08:00 ET from Spansion Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), today announced the appointment of Dr. Saied Tehrani as senior vice president of research and development.  Tehrani will be responsible for Spansion's technology and new product development in order to create high-performance and cost-effective solutions that will be applied to the specific needs of customers in the embedded portion of the Flash memory market.  



"Saied is a strong addition to the Spansion executive team as we continue to expand our technology and product development capabilities," said John Kispert, president and CEO of Spansion.  "I am confident that his considerable technical and product development expertise, combined with his strong leadership, will benefit our customers with innovative products that meet their application requirements."

Tehrani joins Spansion from Everspin Technologies, a global leader in MRAM and integrated magnetic sensors, where he was founder and chief operating officer.  Tehrani has a strong track record of developing new and differentiated products based on innovative technologies.  Prior to Everspin, he was director and fellow, Analog and Mixed Signal Technologies at Freescale Semiconductor and held several technology and R&D positions during his 20 years at Motorola.

"I am very pleased to join Spansion at a time of tremendous opportunity for the company," said Tehrani. "The technology team has built a strong foundation for Spansion to deliver differentiated products that address evolving customer demands for world-class semiconductor products."

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