Zensys, a provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications, announced today that Robert Richardson, an electronics and technology industry veteran, has been named chairman of the company effective immediately
Upper Saddle River, NJ, January 19, 2005 - Zensys, a provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications, announced today that Robert Richardson, an electronics and technology industry veteran, has been named chairman of the company effective immediately. Richardson, formerly a semiconductor industry consultant as well as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Unitrode Corporation, which was later purchased by Texas Instruments, will provide strategic direction for Zensys as it solidifies its role as a leader in the home control market.
Prior to joining Unitrode, Richardson served in various high -level positions at Silicon Valley Group, Inc. including President Lithography Systems, President Track Systems Division, and Corporate Vice -President New Business Development and Marketing. Richardson has also held key roles at Plantronics, Inc., Motorola, Arthur D. Little, SRI International and Fairchild.
Mr. Richardson currently serves on the boards of a number of companies including; Genus, Inc. a manufacturer of critical deposition processing products for the global semiconductor and the data storage industry, Applied Signal Technologies, Inc. a supplier of signal processing systems and equipement to the I.S. Government, Xandex, Inc., a private company supplying the products to sort and test systems companies of the semiconductor industry, Lovoltech, Inc. a private company in the power management component business and Exsis, Inc. a private company supplying email protection and authentications products.
"We are honored to have Mr. Richardson serve as our company chairman, as he brings a wealth of experience and a unique and critical viewpoint to the role," said Per Nathanaelson, CEO, Zensys. "I am confident that through his leadership, Zensys will continue to grow and reach the next level in its evolution - continuing to inspire confidence in manufacturers, OEMs, current and potential partners and ultimately consumers."
"I am eager to begin my work with Zensys, and extend the positive forward momentum that has been established to date, particularly with the recent announcement of the Z -Wave Alliance and the licensing of the technology " said Richardson. "With such overwhelming industry support, I see a clear path to Z -Wave emerging as the one and only standard for the connected home."
About Z -Wave
Developed by Zensys, a provider of wireless networking technology for control and status reading applications, Z -Wave is a low -cost, two -way, wireless mesh network communications technology that enables consumers to monitor and manage their lighting, security systems and other home controls easily, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world. Z -Wave is a fully -developed, affordable, easy -to -use and interoperable technology that is available in more than 40 wireless home control and automation products today. For more information about Z -Wave, visit www.zen -sys.com