Tuesday, May 27th 2014

VESA Elects New Board Officers

The Video 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 video challenges."

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 organizations.

"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.
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