Friday, June 19, 2009

EqcoLogic NV Announces Zephra Freeman as New Vice President, Business Development

BRUSSELS & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eqcologic NV announced today that industry veteran Zephra Freeman has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development.

EqcoLogic is a fabless semiconductor company, specializing in high-speed, low-power analog and mixed-signal ICs for digital communications applications. Eqcologic has developed a range of innovative equalizer circuits to enhance data speed or cable reach. They also produce unique “transceivers” designed to enable high-speed serial communications over conventional, low-cost coaxial cables.

The EqcoLogic products work with various standards including IEEE 1394 (FireWire), LVDS, Ethernet, HDSDI (for HD TV cameras), HDMI and, soon, USB 3.0. Data rates of between 100 Mbit/s and 6.2Gbit/s are currently supported.

Peter Helfet, CEO of EqcoLogic, said, “As the EqcoLogic business starts to ramp, we need an experienced and creative person to head up our sales and marketing activities. We are delighted that Zeph has decided to join us as VP Business Development. He has outstanding and relevant customer experience and great relationships throughout the world.”

Zeph Freeman has 25 years of experience in business development and technical marketing as well as manufacturing, program and project management. In the last 9 years he focused on digital, high speed interface technologies, including IEEE1394 (Firewire), PCI Express, DVI, HDMI, Ethernet, eSATA and most recently USB3.0.

Zeph holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA in Business and Engineering Management.

EqcoLogic is a Belgian company, spun-out of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Formed in 2005, the company is commercialising the University’s innovative Equalizer technology made available through an exclusive world-wide license. EqcoLogic is a fab-less semiconductor vendor, developing and supplying complete Equalizer circuits; the company also sub-licenses the core technology and product designs in certain markets. Along with exceptional signal recovery, EqcoLogic chips offer good operational tolerances and low power consumption. Designed for standard CMOS processes, the circuits can also be integrated into other communications chips. EqcoLogic is targeting video, audio, automotive and server applications with a number of business partners.

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