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picoChip strengthens senior team with new VP of operations

Bath, England, 7 May 2008: - picoChip today announced the appointment of Jackie Barker to the newly-created post of VP operations. A specialist in supply chain management, Ms Barker brings with her nearly 20 years’ experience in a range of strategic and operational roles, and an in-depth knowledge of high technology industries.

Expert in building and leading both small and large teams of people, Ms Barker will focus on maintaining a responsive, agile supply chain that will allow picoChip to continue delivering first class technology throughout a phase of rapid growth. Her previous roles include an extended spell at Hewlett Packard, during which she participated in a move to lean manufacturing, and managed ASIC procurement strategy.

“This is another key appointment to the picoChip team,” said Guillaume d’Eyssautier, president and CEO of picoChip. “Building a strong organization that will deliver value through this middle phase of our growth and beyond into the future is a challenge: and one which Jackie comes fully equipped to tackle.”

“I’m delighted to be joining an exceptional team of people here at picoChip,” said Ms Barker. “My focus will be ensuring that the company continues to deliver to its growing list of customers, by building a strong team internally, and equally strong relationships with a solid group of world-class partners.”

Jackie Barker joins picoChip from high-performance computing specialists Clearspeed, where she took charge of supply chain strategy. She holds a BSc in Economics and Politics and an Executive MBA, both from Bath University.

picoChip is the only semiconductor company focussed on wireless infrastructure, and provides software-defined radio solutions to address the key challenges of cost, development time and flexibility for the next generation of wireless systems. The company’s multi-core processors deliver a world-beating price/performance combination. picoChip is the industry standard architecture for WiMAX basestations, and is the leading supplier for the new wave of femtocells (3G access points). picoChip technology is also being used to develop other 4G wireless protocols such as UMTS-LTE, 802.20 and TD-SCDMA.

Editor's Note: picoArray is a registered trademark of picoChip. All other trademarks and servicemarks are the property of their respective owners.

Company Contact:
Rupert Baines, picoChip Designs Limited, Riverside Buildings,
108 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG, United Kingdom

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Media Contact:
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About picoChip
picoChip, located in Bath, England, is dedicated to providing innovative, flexible wireless solutions to help equipment makers minimize time-to-market, costs, and system power consumption.

The heart of the company’s offering is a scaleable, multi-processor baseband IC that combines the computational density of a dedicated ASIC with the programmability of a traditional high end Digital Signal Processor. This radically reduces both development time and materials cost and enables the strategic goal of the “Software Defined Radio”. The company has the most comprehensive reference designs in the industry, with complete, standard-compliant solutions for both UMTS (including HSDPA) and WiMAX (802.16d upgradeable to 802.16e).

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picoChip Designs Limited
+44 (0)1225 469 744

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