TAKING MEMORY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
DELL & HP represents 65% of NLST customers
According to 10Q:
Patent number: 7289386
Filing date: Jul 1, 2005
Issue date: Oct 30, 2007
Application number: 11/173,175
As of January 3, 2009, we had 9 patents issued and 12 patent applications pending. Assuming that they are properly maintained, four of our issued patents will expire in 2022, four will expire in 2025 and the other one will expire in 2027. Our issued patents and patent applications relate to the use of custom logic in high performance memory subsystems, PCB design, layout and packaging techniques. We intend to actively pursue the filing of additional patent applications related to our technology advancements. While we believe that our patent and other intellectual property rights are important to our success, our technical expertise and ability to introduce new products in a timely manner also will continue to be important factors in maintaining our competitive position. Accordingly, we believe that our business is not materially dependent upon any one claim in any of our pending patent applications.
FORM-10K "We have a portfolio of proprietary technologies and design techniques and have assembled an engineering team with expertise in semiconductor, printed circuit boards, memory subsystem and system design. Our technology competencies include: Very Low Profile Designs. We were the first company to create a 1 gigabyte memory subsystem in a form factor of less than one inch in height. We believe our proprietary board design technology is particularly useful in the blade server market, where efficient use of motherboard space is critical. Our technology has allowed us to decrease the system board space required for memory, and improve thermal performance and operating speeds, by enabling our customers to use alternative methods of component layout. Proprietary PCB Designs. We utilize advanced, proprietary techniques to optimize electronic signal strength and integrity within a PCB. These techniques include the use of 8- or 10-layer boards, matching conductive trace lengths, a minimized number of conductive connectors, or vias, and precise load balancing to, among other things, help reduce noise and crosstalk between adjacent traces. In addition, our proprietary designs for the precise placement of intra-substrate components allow us to assemble memory subsystems with significantly smaller physical size, enabling OEMs to develop products with smaller footprints for their customers"
C.K. Hong, CEO, brings over two decades of high-tech management experience to Netlist. He most recently served as President of Infinilink, a DSL equipment manufacturer, and as executive vice president of Viking Components, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with LG where he held various senior management positions in the U.S and Korea. Mr. Hong holds an MS in technology management from Pepperdine University and a BS in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Gail Itow, CFO, has over 20 years experience in financial planning, fund raising and strategic transactions in technology ventures. She has served in various capacities throughout her career including VP of Finance at Netlist (where she played a role in taking the Company public in 2006); Senior VP of Finance and Treasurer at eMotion, Inc., previously a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak and CFO of MicroNet Technology, a value added reseller of high end storage. Ms Itow gained experience in public accounting as manager with Ernst & Young. Ms Itow holds a BA from the University of California Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Christopher Lopes, Vice President of Sales, has 23 years of sales management, applications and design experience with Toshiba America, Philips Semiconductor, LSI Logic and Xicor. He began his career as a systems design engineer at Lockheed Missiles & Space. Mr. Lopes holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in electrical engineering from California State University, Sacramento.
Jayesh Bhakta, Chief Technology Officer, has 24 years of electronic design experience at companies such as Hydo-Aire, Textron, Parker-Hannifin, SMT Products Corp. and Viking Components., Inc. Mr. Bhakta is a long-time member of JEDEC Board of Directors. He holds a BS in electrical engineering and a Certificate in microprocessor & software engineering from UCLA.
Paik Ki Hong, Vice President of Procurement, has over 10 years of experience in purchasing and supply base management. He is responsible for all component procurement and supplier relationships at Netlist. Prior to joining the company in 2001, Mr. Hong was the owner and President of L'argent Corp., based in Washington D.C. Mr. Hong received his BS in Finance from the American University.
Harrison Jin, Vice President of Manufacturing Technology & Operations, has two decades of experience in engineering and quality management in the semiconductor industry. Jin came to Netlist from Quadrant Components, Inc., where he spent over eight years as Vice President of Engineering and Research. He also oversaw Quadrant's China manufacturing and Korea sales and marketing operations. Prior to that, Jin spent more than 10 years with LG Semicon Co., Ltd. (currently Hynix Semiconductor Inc.) where he was a Director of Quality Assurance. Jin received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.
Jon Siann, Vice President of Marketing, has a proven record for growing and launching product lines and brings more than 16 years of marketing experience in the semiconductor industry, including positions with Astute Networks, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Peregrine Semiconductor, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, and IBM. Siann came to Netlist from Astute Networks where he was Vice President, Marketing and responsible for all strategic and tactical marketing as well as product management. Siann graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Edinburgh in the UK.
Devon Park, Vice President of Sales Operations, has owned and operated multiple companies in the high-technology arena for over 15 years. Prior to joining Netlist, he was the president of XRAM, Inc., a server manufacturer and leading supplier to the U.S. government. Mr. Park holds a BS in finance from Virginia Tech.
Lamson Le, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, has over 20 years of executive management experience in the high-tech manufacturing industry. He has a proven record in implementing critical quality function deployment and establishing effective framework to make quality an integral part of everyday business conduct. Prior to joining Netlist, Le served as a Director of Quality Assurance for 10 years at Quantum Systems Storage Group, a leading data protection provider for backup, recovery, and archive. His previous experience includes positions at Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Automation, and Odetics.
Surpassing conventional memory products, Netlist's DRAM and Flash memory modules are designed to meet or exceed the demanding requirements of OEMs serving mission-critical and high-performance computing applications. We continually seek new ways to increase memory density, reliability, lifespan, speed, efficiency, robustness, and reduced power while at the same time addressing both the cost of ownership and the cost of operation. We design and manufacture customized memory sub-systems for high performance blade servers, computing clusters, high-end enterprise servers and telecommunications applications. At Netlist, we continually leverage our core competencies by engineering proprietary boards utilizing standard chips, innovative design and scalable layout techniques.. In addition, our low-voltage solutions offer substantial energy savings by significantly lowering power consumption and minimizing cooling costs. For example, Netlist's family of energy-efficient DDR2 FBDIMM (Fully Buffered DIMM) modules are manufactured with a new memory module quad rank architecture which features an advanced memory buffer (AMB) chip, enabling fast transfer rates at low power, and low power memory. This not only lowers power consumption considerably, but also reduces data center cooling costs which are escalating and will eventually match or exceed the hardware cost. Netlist's family of flash memory modules are built with performance and economy in mind. Our new industrial-grade Flash memory modules are guaranteed to 3 million write/erase cycles--50% longer than competitive offerings. Netlist flash memory cards and high capacity storage solutions serve enterprise, networking, automotive, military, embedded, medical, gaming and professional media applications. Netlist elevates the performance and value of memory subsystems through our patented technologies, state-of-the-art materials, and certified design, production, and testing processes. We are the memory optimization experts; providing you the most for your memory dollars.
Netlist, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of memory subsystems for the server, computing, and communications markets in the United States. Its memory subsystems consist of DRAM integrated circuits and other components assembled on a printed circuit board. The company?s products for the server market address various memory capacity and configuration requirements, as well as a range of server types, including tower, rack-mounted, and blade servers. It markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers through a direct sales force and a network of independent sales representatives. Netlist was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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