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Feb 10th, 2011
Sand 9 appoints Greg Waters to Board of Directors
Senior Skyworks Executive Joins Board to Help Guide the Company in its Transition from Development to Commercial Production
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Sand 9, Inc., a technology company developing precision timing products for wireless applications, today announced the appointment of Skyworks Executive Vice President, Greg Waters, to their Board of Directors. Mr. Waters will help Sand 9 manage the transition from development to volume production of its innovative MEMS oscillator technology.

Mr. Waters is executive vice president and general manager, front-end solutions for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in April 2003. Prior to joining Skyworks, Mr. Waters served as senior vice president of strategy and business development at Agere Systems, and previously held positions there as vice president of the Wireless Communications business, and vice president of the Broadband Communications business.

“Sand 9’s breakthrough technology has the potential to be truly disruptive in the wireless communications market,” said Mr. Waters. “I look forward to serving on the Sand 9 Board of Directors, and helping to build the company into a leader in the precision timing market.”

Sand 9 is introducing a Temperature Compensated MEMS Oscillator (TCMOTM), the industry’s first MEMS timing device to achieve the performance required for wireless applications such as 3G/4G cellular and GPS.

“Greg’s executive experience in managing an extremely successful business in the mobile communications space makes him an excellent addition to our board of directors,” said Vince Graziani, CEO, Sand 9. “Greg has a combination of business expertise, passion and drive that will enable him to have a significant impact on the success of Sand 9, and we look forward to working with him.”

About Sand 9

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Sand 9 is a venture funded company dedicated to the design of precision timing technology that will dramatically improve the capabilities of electronic devices. The company’s investors include Commonwealth Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures.



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