Bud Michael Joins SiliconExpert as Chief Operating Officer

Santa Clara, CA, April 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider and innovator of electronic parts data and applications, announced today that Bud Michael, a veteran technology entrepreneur and executive, has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently, Bud Michael served as President & CEO at Renaissance Management Services, where he provided strategy and execution consulting to early stage software and services companies. He has held several executive management positions at leading public and private companies and has been instrumental in their growth and success.

“We are pleased and excited to have Bud join our team at a time of growth for the company. I am confident that his vision will lead us to the next level in our industry and his expertise in Sales, Marketing & Business Development will enable us to expand to our full potential” said Omar Ahmad, President & CEO.

“SiliconExpert has proven itself to be a market leader in its niche. I am looking forward to guiding the company’s growth as we help solve component data issues for leading electronic OEMs, suppliers, contract manufacturers and distributors. The company has already solidified its presence in the industry and I have no doubt that the best years are ahead of us” added Bud Michael.
Bud also served as President & CEO at Availigent for three years and led the company to an acquisition in 2008. He holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University.

About SiliconExpert Technologies

SiliconExpert Technologies' Electronic Parts Database is one of the most accurate, comprehensive and current in the industry covering 150 million electronic components in hundreds of product lines from over 10,000 suppliers. End-of-life (EOL) forecasting, finding Cross References (form, fit and function alternatives), Lifecycle statuses, Parametric Data and Product Change Notice (PCN) alerts are a few of the features of SiliconExpert's suite of products that provide Part Search, BOM Management and Obsolescence mitigation solutions. SiliconExpert's customer base includes leading commercial and government OEMs, top-tier authorized distributors, contract manufacturers and component suppliers. Learn more about SiliconExpert Technologies' solutions at http://www.siliconexpert.com.

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