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June 21, 2005
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2005--Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT), a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications, enterprise networks and the digital home, today announced that Christian Scherp, 40, has joined the company as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. Scherp will report to Lewis Brewster, executive vice president and chief operating officer, who also served as acting senior vice president of Worldwide Sales.
"We are pleased Christian has chosen to join the Conexant team," Brewster said. "Over the course of his 15-year semiconductor career, he has worked in complex, highly competitive worldwide markets, and he has consistently delivered exceptional results in a wide variety of assignments. He has also demonstrated that he has outstanding leadership and strategic skills. I'm convinced that Christian will have a significant positive impact on our company."
Prior to joining Conexant, Scherp was vice president and general manager of wireless/wireline Communications Group for Infineon Technologies North America. Previously at Infineon, he served as vice president of wireline Communications products marketing, and vice president and general manager of the Communications group's wide area networking business. Before the spin-off and creation of Infineon, Scherp held positions of increasing responsibility with Siemens AG in engineering, marketing, and business planning.
"I'm excited about joining the impressive Conexant team, and I'm enthusiastic about the company's prospects," Scherp said. "This position will allow me to contribute at a high level as I use the skills and experience I've acquired over the course of my career to strengthen and broaden Conexant's worldwide customer engagements."
Scherp holds a master's degree in electrical and electronics engineering, and a master's degree in business administration, both from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Conexant Systems Inc.
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