New Vice President of Sales Joins StarGen

6/16/2003 - StarGen, a semiconductor company that supplies advanced serial switched interconnect solutions, announced that Will Torgerson has joined the company as vice president of sales. With over 12 years of sales experience in the semiconductor industry, he will play an instrumental role in expanding StarGen's current customer base, intensifying its global influence, exploring new areas for growth potential, and introducing its solutions to new markets. To date, StarGen has shipped tens of thousands of StarFabric ports to over 50 companies worldwide.

Torgerson joins StarGen from PLX Technologies, where he most recently served as director of sales for North, Central, and South America. Prior to taking on that role, he spent five years as a senior manager responsible for global operations and strategic accounts, focusing on the Americas. Before joining PLX, Torgerson held various positions at Actel Corporation, including applications engineer, sales manager, and, finally, worldwide strategic account manager. During his tenure in that position, he was responsible for recruiting several high-profile customers, including Cisco and Nortel. Torgerson began his career at Intergraph Corporation where he held various engineering positions. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Alabama.

"The demand for StarFabric products has grown exponentially worldwide, and we are thrilled to bring someone onto our team with such breadth of experience on both sides of operations - a strong engineering background plus an unbeatable record in sales," said Tracy Richardson, president of StarGen. "Now, with our StarFabric family of products in total production and our StarXpressTM portfolio in full development, StarGen is well-poised to take on a leading role in the serial switched interconnect revolution."

StarGen began the full-volume production of its StarFabric portfolio last year, including the SG1010 StarFabric Switch, and the SG2010 PCI-to-StarFabric Bridge. Additionally, in March StarGen announced the sample availability of its SG3010 solution, aimed to tackle the unique interconnect requirements of access communications equipment engineers who design voice, data, and video systems. Together, these products provide embedded and communication equipment OEMs a real-world serial switched interconnect solution for building high-speed, scalable and highly reliable systems with an easy migration path from current architectures.

Most recently, StarGen leveraged its experience and expertise in developing StarFabric by unveiling its StarXpress product line plans comprising a family of bridges and switches based on PCI ExpressTM and Advanced Switching (AS). This new portfolio, slated for delivery beginning in 2004, is composed of StarXpress switches and StarXpress bridges and provides high bandwidth serial switched interconnect solutions for next-generation communication, storage, server, and embedded system designs.

About StarGen
StarGen is a semiconductor company providing advanced serial switched interconnect solutions for compute and communications equipment. It is the leading designer of low-overhead, protocol-agnostic, open standards-based serial switched architectures, which enable system designers to bring new capabilities to their system while using existing standards-based parts. StarGen's currently shipping StarFabric product line benefits vendors of access communication platforms for voice, data, and video networks as well as vendors of embedded systems needing enhanced switched PCI capability. StarGen is also currently developing StarXpress, a complementary line of products built upon the Advanced Switching standard and compatible with PCI ExpressTM. These products will be ideal solutions for blade server, storage, and mid-range communications applications. StarGen's switched interconnect products provide a dramatic increase in equipment performance, scalability, reliability, and Quality of Service while maintaining backward compatibility to existing standards based hardware and software.

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