McTighe becomes chairman of Frontier - Embedded.com

McTighe becomes chairman of Frontier

LONDON — Former Alphamosaic chairman, Mike McTighe, has become chairman of Frontier Silicon the fabless manufacturer of semiconductors for digital radio/TV and consumer multimedia products.

McTighe has over 25 years experience of leading technology companies, both large and small and was most recently chairman of Alphamosaic, where he led the successful sale of that company to Broadcom for US $125million.

He has held a number of directorships, and is currently chairman of Phyworks, Corvil, Red M Communications and Via Networks. He is also a non-executive director of Pace Micro Technology, and Alliance & Leicester, and a director of London Metal Exchange Holdings as well as being a member of the technology advisory board of Apax Partners.

He was previously chairman and CEO of Carrier1 International SA, and executive director and chief executive, global operations of Cable & Wireless. Prior to this he spent five years with Philips of the Netherlands, five years with Motorola, and 10 years with GE.

McTighe, said, “Since being established just under three years ago, I am impressed with the market penetration that Frontier Silicon has achieved. This comes from its combination of strong consumer experience, excellent technology and good customer support infrastructure. Together with its relationships with Far East manufacturing companies, Frontier’s chips have managed to find their way into over 70 percent of DAB digital radio sets out in consumer homes.”

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