MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- SGI today announced that Charles A. Steinberg has joined its board of directors. Steinberg has extensive experience in the broadcast, production and film industries. Most recently, he was president of the Broadcast and Professional Company of Sony Electronics, Inc., where he was instrumental in the evolution of Sony's digital storage, camera, display, editing and high-definition systems. Also during this time, he served as chairman of the board and CEO of Sony Trans Com, Inc. In July 1999 Steinberg retired from Sony and is now a consultant to Sony Electronics and serves on various boards of other electronics companies and a venture capital firm.
Prior to joining Sony in 1988, Steinberg was with Ampex Corporation for 25 years serving in various positions including president and CEO and chairman of the board.
Steinberg has received three Emmy Awards: the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award Emmy, as well as awards for production and broadcast of the first four National Football League (NFL) games in high-definition television and for his technical efforts at the Games of the XXVII Olympics in Australia. He has also received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Association of Imaging Technology and Sound (ITS), and the Presidential Proclamation Award from the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) -- all in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the industry.
"We're delighted to welcome Charles Steinberg to SGI's board," said Bob Bishop, chairman and CEO of SGI. "As we mark our 20th year and reflect on our strength in visualization and digital entertainment, it only seems fitting that Charles, whose background is vast in these very same areas, would join our board. His understanding of the broadcast and production industry will enable him to make a unique contribution to the future of Silicon Graphics."
C. Richard Kramlich, a principal in the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, and James A. McDivitt, the former astronaut and senior vice president of government relations and international at Rockwell International Corporation, and Arthur L. Money, former assistant secretary of defense, will continue as outside members of the Silicon Graphics board.
Celebrating its 20th year, SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, is the world's leading provider of high-performance computing, complex data management and visualization products, services and solutions that enable its technical and creative customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages in their core businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars and airplanes, discover new medications and oil reserves, predict the weather, entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or provide mission-critical support for government and defense, SGI systems and expertise are empowering a world of innovation and discovery. The company, located on the Web at http://www.sgi.com/, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices worldwide.