October 20, 2004

MOTIA NAMES MALCOLM CARABALLO PRESIDENT AND CEO

Experienced Leader to Guide Motia’s Next Phase of Growth and Product Development; Paul Sun Named Chairman of the Board

PASADENA, CA – October 20, 2004 – Motia, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on enabling smart antennas with RFICs, today announced that it has selected semiconductor and telecommunications industry veteran Malcolm (Mal) Caraballo as its new president and CEO. Mal will assume these responsibilities from company co-founder Paul Sun, who today was named Chairman of the Board.

“Mal has the experience to lead Motia through its next phase of development and beyond,” said Paul Sun. “His start up and public company experiences in the wireless and semiconductor industries will further advance Motia’s growth potential, and help us identify and develop additional market leading applications for our smart antenna-enabling technology.”

Mal was most recently with Adimos, a fabless semiconductor company providing wireless multimedia solutions for the home. Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of WJ Communications, a publicly-traded RF semiconductor company that focused on the design and manufacture of high-quality devices and multi-chip modules for wireless communications, fiber optic and cable networks. Prior to becoming the president and CEO of WJ Communications, Mal served as president of the Wireless Products Group and the Microwave Products Group. Previously, he also managed WJ’s sales and marketing organization as well as having other operations and engineering management responsibilities.

Motia’s standards-compliant Javelin semiconductor works with any existing baseband and RF chipset, and easily integrates into customers’ existing products, providing vendors enhanced performance and range in their Wi-Fi or WiMax products. Javelin has been selected by market innovators for integration into their Wi-Fi product lines. Motia has also applied its smart antenna technologies to the mobile in-vehicle satellite television market through its Cross Country mobile direct broadcast satellite (DBS) reference design. Delphi has used Motia’s smart antenna technology to demonstrate a compact antenna system that tracks a satellite signal from a moving automobile or truck.

Paul Sun, Motia’s co-founder, will take over the role of Chairman of the Board from Dr. Bob Gilbertson, who is retiring from the Board. As Chairman, Paul will still remain active in Motia’s operations and overall corporate vision. “We’d like to thank Dr. Bob Gilbertson for his guidance over the years to build Motia into the company it is today,” added Paul. “We wouldn’t be where we are without him.”

“Over the past 4 years Paul has successfully guided Motia from its inception through three rounds of funding in an extremely tough economic climate for start ups,” stated Mal. “We are fortunate to have him as Chairman, so we can continue to draw upon his firsthand knowledge of the company and the industry.”

 

About Motia


Motia is a fabless semiconductor company focused on enabling smart antennas for wireless systems providers. The Company's standards-compliant adaptive beamforming technologies easily integrate into customers' wireless products to enhance overall functionality and performance. Motia was founded in 2000 and is backed by Kodiak Venture Partners, Axiom Venture Partners and Carrot Capital. For more information, please visit www.motia.com or call (866) IC-MOTIA.

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