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VESA® Elects New Board Officers
|By Business Wire
|May 27, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today
announced the election of new Board of Directors leadership. Alan
Kobayashi of MegaChips has been elected Board Chair; Syed Athar Hussain
has been re-elected Vice Chair; and Richard Hubbard of Texas Instruments
has been elected Secretary/Treasurer. The new leadership slate will
serve one-year terms of office.
Alan Kobayashi, VESA’s new Board Chair, is Fellow & Executive R&D
Management for DisplayPort Group at MegaChips Technology America. Based
in San Jose, CA, Mr. Kobayashi has served in a variety of senior
corporate technology roles, and he has been an author of VESA’s
DisplayPort Standard and served as Chair of the DisplayPort Task Group,
the Leader of the organization’s PHY/Link Layer Compliance Sub-groups,
and as a VESA Board member. Mr. Kobayashi holds several dozen patents in
the area of A/V transport and display.
“VESA’s work developing standards and establishing compliance test
protocols is of strategic importance to the entire video display
ecosystem,” explained Alan Kobayashi. “I hope to help guide the
organization as we continue to enhance our existing, widely adopted
standards, while also developing solutions for the industry’s emerging
Re-elected as Vice Chair of the VESA Board, Syed Athar Hussain is a
Display Domain Fellow at AMD. Syed is a significant contributor to a
variety of VESA standards.
Richard Hubbard, VESA’s new Board Secretary / Treasurer, has more than
12 years of experience as a senior video technologist at Texas
Instruments, where he has responsibility for video standard
implementation, compliance, strategy and new product definition. He has
also served as TI’s designated representative to other global standards
“Our new Board officers represent the deep technical depth and corporate
breadth of the VESA organization,” said Bill Lempesis, VESA Executive
Director. “As we continue to develop important enhancements to our
standards to support 4K UHD video, low power consumption, and broad
interoperability, we will rely on the experience and insight of our
volunteer Board to guide the development of VESA.”
VESA represent more than 200 companies involved in video technology.
Corporate members include AMD, Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Google,
Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, MediaTek, Microsoft,
Mitsubishi, NVIDIA, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, STMicroelectronics,
Texas Instruments, Toshiba and dozens of other global technology leaders.
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is an international,
non-profit standards association representing a global network of more
than 200 hardware, software, computer, display and component
manufacturers committed to developing and promoting the electronics
industry. VESA has an established 24-year track record of creating and
supporting simple, universal and cross-product solutions for today’s
video and electronics industry. The association’s standards include
DisplayPort™, the industry replacement for DVI, LVDS and VGA.
DisplayPort utilizes a state-of-the-art digital protocol and provides an
expandable foundation to enable astonishing digital display experiences.
For more information about VESA, visit www.vesa.org.
VESA®, DisplayPort™ and eDP™ are trademarks, service marks, registered
trademarks, and/or registered service marks owned by VESA. All other
trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, and registered service
marks are the property of their respective owners.
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