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Inphi appoints Nicholas Brathwaite to its Board

The indium phosphide (InP) provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets has a new person on board
Inphi Corporation has announced that Nicholas Brathwaite has joined its Board of Directors.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Nicholas to Inphi’s Board of Directors,” says Ford Tamer, Inphi’s president and CEO. “We are excited about his in-depth knowledge and wealth of expertise in driving innovation for high-tech, global companies.”

Brathwaite is a founding Partner of Riverwood Capital, a growth equity, middle market technology investment firm with investments in Asia, Latin America and the United States. He has also been involved with semiconductor companies, hardware development and electronic services (including manufacturing) since 1986.

Brathwaite served as the CEO of Aptina Imaging Corporation for approximately two years and is currently its Chairman of the Board.

Prior to Aptina, he joined Flextronics International Ltd. in 1995 as its Vice President of Technology and then from 2000 to 2007 served as its Chief Technology Officer. Flextronics acquired nChip, where he then held the position of Vice President and General Manager of operations from 1992 to 1996. Brathwaite also spent six years with Intel Corporation in various engineering management positions in technology development and manufacturing.

Brathwaite has served as a director of Power Integrations since January 2000 and as a member of the board of Lighting Science Group since April 2011. Nicholas Brathwaite also served as a member of the board of directors of Tessera Technologies, Inc., from February 2008 until May 2011 and Photon Dynamics, Inc. prior to its acquisition in 2008.

Brathwaite received a B.S. in Applied Chemistry from McMaster University, and an M.S. in Polymer Science & Engineering from University of Waterloo. He has also completed the Wharton Executive Education Training Program on Corporate Governance.

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