Ambarella CFO Brian White to Retire at End of Fiscal Year 2024

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambarella, Inc., an edge AI semiconductor company, today announced that Brian White will retire from his role as Chief Financial Officer at the conclusion of the current fiscal year ending January 31, 2024. John Young, Ambarella’s current Vice President of Finance, has been elected to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer effective at that time. 

Mr. White’s career in finance and corporate management spans over 35 years, including serving as Chief Financial Officer at Maxim Integrated Products and Integrated Device Technology before joining Ambarella in 2022. Earlier in his career, Mr. White held increasingly expanding roles at companies, including Nvidia, Hitachi GST, IBM and Deloitte.

“On behalf of the entire Ambarella team, I want to thank Brian for his contributions to the company, including helping navigate the challenging inventory correction faced by the semiconductor industry, as well as continuing to strengthen our financial team and helping position us for success as we continue our transition into larger markets,” said Dr. Fermi Wang, president and CEO. “We wish Brian the very best as he enters this next chapter.”

Mr. Young has served as Ambarella’s Vice President of Finance since December 2019 and previously served as Corporate Controller from March 2017 to December 2019. Mr. Young also served as the company’s Principal Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer from November 2021 until April 2022. Prior to joining Ambarella, Mr. Young served in a variety of roles at Mellanox Technologies from 2009 to 2016, including most recently as Corporate Controller.

“John is well respected within our organization, including among the executive team,” said Dr. Wang. “Not only does John have an extensive finance background, he knows our company and business intimately and brings a forward-thinking mindset coupled with a passion for fostering a high-performance culture. We are confident that John will continue to be a valuable contributor as we seek to drive our transformation forward and grow shareholder value,” continued Dr. Wang.    

In addition to the anticipated management change, Ambarella also announced it is reaffirming its previously provided guidance for the third quarter of fiscal year 2024 of revenue of $50 million plus or minus 4%, gross margin on a non-GAAP basis of 62% to 64% and operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis of $46 million to $49 million. The company plans to report its financial results for the third fiscal quarter, ending October 31, 2023, on November 30, 2023.  

About Ambarella

Ambarella’s products are used in a wide variety of human vision and edge AI applications, including video security, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), electronic mirror, drive recorder, driver/cabin monitoring, autonomous driving and robotics applications. Ambarella’s low-power systems-on-chip (SoCs) offer high-resolution video compression, advanced image and radar processing, and powerful deep neural network processing to enable intelligent perception, fusion and planning. For more information, please visit

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