London, United Kingdom, October 2020 – Imagination Technologies (“Imagination”), a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP), has announced that Simon Beresford-Wylie will serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Beresford-Wylie previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Arqiva, the UK’s leading provider of communications, broadcasting and media services. Before joining Arqiva, he served as Global Executive Advisor and Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics Network Business Unit. Beresford-Wylie was also the founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks and was a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board (2005-2009). In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vitec Group (2006-2013).

During his five years as CEO of Arqiva, Simon has significantly improved the company’s financial performance, employee engagement and customer satisfaction. He left in July 2020 after completing the £2bn sale of Arqiva’s telecoms unit.

Beresford-Wylie succeeds former interim chief executive Ray Bingham, who will remain executive chairman of Imagination’s board of directors.

Imagination creates and licenses a broad range of silicon intellectual property across graphics processing, artificial intelligence (AI)/neural networks and connectivity/Wi-Fi.

Ray Bingham, Founding Partner of Canyon Bridge Capital Partners Inc. and Executive Chairman of Imagination’s Board of Directors, said:

“Simon is an admirable and dynamic leader who joins Imagination with a proven track record in value creation. For Imagination’s future, Simon looks forward to leveraging our leading AI and GPU technologies Well positioned in a rapidly changing global competitive landscape.”

“His appointment demonstrates Canyon Bridge’s commitment to supporting Imagination in recruiting the best talent for its leadership and technical, commercial and support teams to create new technologies, grow customers and serve better globally. and customer retention.”

Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Imagination Technologies, said:

“Imagination is an important and exciting business with the best UK and international talent. The existing team has implemented an ambitious strategy that has Impressive top-line growth. With technology that can transform lives and industries, I am confident that Imagination and its partners will continue to lead.”

“I am grateful for all that Ray has done to reinvigorate Imagination and has built and led a strong management team. As Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors and joint Imagination-owned global private equity fund Canyon Bridge Founder and partner, he will continue to work closely with Imagination.”

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