SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - In anticipation of rapid growth in the 10GBASE-T silicon market, Teranetics, the leading provider of 10GBASE-T physical layer solutions enabling higher speed Ethernet over-copper, today announced that it has named Thomas G. Mailhot as senior director of worldwide sales and Jon P. Drake as vice president of operations.

"Teranetics is the only company shipping 10GBASE-T PHY silicon in volume to Tier 1 customers, and we have begun to experience a rapid increase in demand for our dual-port products," said Dr. Nersi Nazari, president and CEO of Teranetics. "By adding highly skilled executives like Tom Mailhot and Jon Drake to our management team, we will be well positioned to serve our customers and remain the market leader as we move into 2010 and beyond."

Thomas Mailhot comes to Teranetics with more than 20 years of sales management experience with Silicon Valley semiconductor companies. Most recently, he was western regional director of MSD server sales and business development for Spansion. His previous experience includes sales management positions with SanDisk, IDT, Norcomp, and Samsung Semiconductor. He holds a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University.

Jon Drake has more than 16 years of experience in building supplier relationships and managing supply chains. He comes to Teranetics from LSI Corporation, where he was most recently senior director in the supply chain management organization. He previously held operations management positions with C-Cube Microsystems, ADAC Laboratories, Heraeus Lasersonics, and Solectron. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Chemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

About Teranetics

Teranetics is a leading provider of silicon solutions that enable significantly higher data rates over structured copper cabling than are currently available in today's Ethernet network environments. Led by a team with exceptional expertise and experience in the development and application of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions and digital communication technologies, Teranetics is the first company to ship a production-ready 10GBASE-T semiconductor designed for next generation network applications. Teranetics is backed by a strong consortium of venture investors with in-depth experience and success in the semiconductor and data networking markets. For more information, go to

Contact Information: Contacts: Tom Mailhot Sr. Director of Worldwide Sales Teranetics (408) 457-2243 Michael Schoolnik Story Communications (415) 674-3816