Press Release: Xitore elect Roohparvar as Chairman of the Board of Directors


Xitore Shareholders Elect Frankie Roohparvar as its Chairman of the Board


Accomplished Executive and veteran of the Flash storage industry

Frankie_RoohparvarMISSION VIEJO, CA. – April 8, 2016 – Xitore, a leading provider of High Bandwidth, Low Latency DATA-Storage, today announced the election of Frankie Roohparvar as its Chairman, Board of Directors. Mr. Roohparvar joined Xitore in February as Chief Strategy Officer and he will continue in that capacity in addition to his new role.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Roohparvar serve as Chairman, Board of Directors. A veteran of the storage industry and a proven leader, Frankie was the obvious choice for our stockholders,” said Mike Amidi, CEO of Xitore.

Prior to joining Xitore, Mr. Roohparvar served as Vice President and Senior Strategic Advisor at HGST (a WD company), CEO of Skyera (an All Flash Array Storage start up), and General Manager and Vice President of the NAND business unit at Micron Technology. Mr. Roohparvar is a prolific inventor and has over 500 United States’ patents.  He also served on the board of directors of Link-A-Media, a flash controller company acquired by SK Hynix in 2012.

Mr. Roohparvar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from both Columbia Business School and the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

“Serving as Chairman, Board of Directors is a welcome honor and I embrace the opportunity to lead our Board and Xitore to great success,” said Frankie Roohparvar. “Xitore’s technology is innovative and will be a compelling storage solution; these are great times for the storage industry and Xitore.”

About Xitore, Inc.:

Xitore, Inc. is a designer of high performance solid state flash storage systems. Performance metrics are second to none, including throughput, IOPS, latency, form factor, power consumption, and overall storage endurance. These measurements are a result of a patent-pending controller, superior cache architecture utilization, a series of high bandwidth low latency buffers, and Xitore’s customized firmware and system level device driver.

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