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Wednesday 01 July, 2009

Wolfson Microelectro

Appointment of Senior Managem

RNS Number : 8494U
Wolfson Microelectronics PLC
01 July 2009
 



1 July 2009


Wolfson Microelectronics plc

('Wolfson' or 'the Company')


Former Nokia VP to lead Sales & Product Marketing at Wolfson 


Wolfson Microelectronics plc ('Wolfson' or 'the Company'), a leading supplier of mixed-signal semiconductors for consumer electronic products, is pleased to announce that Andy Brannan has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer with effect from 1st July 2009. 


Mr. Brannan, most recently VP of Nokia's SOSCO business (acquired through Nokia's acquisition of Symbian Ltd) brings over 17 years experience in global technology sales and marketing management, to the Company


Prior to Nokia, Andy spent over eight years, at Symbian Software Ltd, where he was Executive Vice President of Sales & Customer Operations and a board member. Andy was responsible for Symbian's global relationships with mobile device manufacturers and network operators. In addition he ran the professional services business delivering bespoke engineering services to mobile device manufacturers, network operators and semiconductor manufacturers. In his time there, Andy helped lead Symbian to ~70% global market share, more than 200 design wins, shipment of over 200 million devices and two Queen's awards for innovation and international trade. 


Commenting on the appointment, Mike Hickey, Chief Executive Officer of Wolfson, said: 'I am delighted that we have recruited someone of Andy's calibre to our senior management team. His breadth of experience and contacts in the industry will prove extremely valuable to the Company. He will play an integral role in expanding our market share across all our product lines. This is an exciting time for Wolfson and I look forward to working with Andy to drive the business forward.'


On his appointment, Andy Brannan commented: 'I am delighted to be joining Wolfson at this important stage in its development. The Company has a world-renowned brand and proven ability to innovate and deliver the products and customer service necessary for success in the converged multimedia device space and the wider consumer electronics markets.'


Enquiries:


Wolfson Microelectronics


Mike Hickey, Chief Executive 

Mark Cubitt, Finance Director

0131 272 7000



Corfin Communications


Harry Chathli, Neil Thapar

020 7977 0020



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