Telegent Appoints Eli Harari to Board of Directors

Jan 04, 2010, 12:08 ET from Telegent Systems, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile, today announced the appointment of Dr. Eli Harari to Telegent's board of directors as an independent board member.

Dr. Harari, the founder of SanDisk, has served as chief executive officer and as a director of SanDisk since June 1988. He was appointed chairman of the board in June 2006. From 1973 to 1988, Dr. Harari held various technical and management positions with Waferscale Integration, Inc., Honeywell Inc., Intel Corporation and Hughes Microelectronics Ltd. Dr. Harari holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Sciences from Princeton University and has more than 100 patents issued in the field of non-volatile memories and storage systems.

"We are pleased to welcome Eli to the Telegent board," said Samuel Sheng, Telegent's president and CEO. "He is a highly respected semiconductor executive whose track record of success in the industry will enable him to contribute a valuable perspective to our business."

Dr. Harari's appointment became effective in Q4 2009.

About Telegent Systems, Inc.

Telegent Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that enables the reception of live, free-to-air analog and digital broadcast television in mobile handsets and other portable consumer devices. Telegent's television-on-a-chip solutions solve the long-standing technical challenges that have precluded mobile reception of analog broadcast TV, enabling manufacturers and operators to benefit from the convergence of broadcast TV with mobile and portable devices. Telegent's products are the most widely sold broadcast television solutions for mobile handsets in the world. For more information, visit

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