Hyperstone names Zoran Merlic as Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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Hyperstone names Zoran Merlic as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

November 15, 2005 -- Today, the fabless semiconductor and microprocessor design company Hyperstone, announced the appointment of Zoran Merlic as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Merlic, a 20-year semiconductor industry insider, will be responsible for sales and marketing worldwide. Having held several international positions with cutting edge companies such as, Arrow-Spoerle, VLSI Technology, Phillips Semiconductor and National Semiconductor in the fields of technical support, technical marketing and sales, he intends to apply his skills to move Hyperstone even further forward, increasing product recognition and market penetration.

Merlic has extensive competence in introducing new semiconductor products to vertical markets such as industrial, wireless communication, consumer and automotive markets.

“Joining Hyperstone during this phase of exceptional growth and transferring their success, know-how and technology to benefit new markets will be my main goal. Especially, focusing on industrial Ethernet solutions based on Hyperstone’s exceptional hyNet family of microcontrollers”, said Zoran Merlic, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hyperstone.

Dr. Matthias Steck, who was responsible for Sales & Marketing, took over the management of Hyperstone Asia-Pacific. “Being responsible for our Asia Pacific operations, and introducing the hyNet family to our customers in this region especially with respect to the fast pace of these markets will be a great assignment”, said Dr. Matthias Steck, Vice General Manager of Hyperstone Asia Pacific. “Furthermore, we will strengthen our cooperation with key suppliers and business partners to ensure best logistical support for our customers worldwide.”

Visit Hyperstone at:
SPS/IPC Drives 2005, Nuremberg, Germany, November 22nd to 24th, Hall 6 Stand 124 (Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group).

About Hyperstone AG

Hyperstone, a fabless semiconductor and microprocessor design company, was founded in 1990 and is based in Konstanz, Germany. Together with subsidiaries in Taiwan, USA and with other worldwide partners, Hyperstone serves a global customer base. Hyperstone is a member of CML Microsystems Plc group. Traded at the London Stock Exchange, the group currently consists of eight subsidiaries and has over 250 employees. Hyperstone research and development is based in Germany and Taiwan. Industry-leading partners provide world-class wafer subcontracting, packaging, and testing services. Hyperstone’s success is based on the unique design of the unified RISC/DSP processor architecture. This core architecture provides both a fast RISC processor for data and control functions together with a powerful DSP unit for efficient algorithm execution. Hyperstone designs’ require less silicon, are more power efficient and require lower software complexity when compared to conventional dual-core designs.

Contact Information:
Hyperstone AG
Line-Eid-Strasse 3
D-78467 Konstanz
Phone: +49 7531 98030
Fax: + 49 7531 51725

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Axel Mehnert
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