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Unidym Announces New Asia Pacific Vice President

Published on May 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Unidym Incorporated, a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation, announced today that Mr. Takashi Murayama has been appointed its Vice President for the Asia Pacific Geography. Unidym Inc. is a leader in the development and manufacture of carbon nanotubes for applications in the electronics industry. The company has become increasingly focused on Asia, a key geographic market for sales of its products and licensing of its substantial patent portfolio.

“Murayama san brings to Unidym his strong industry relationships throughout Japan and the Asia Pacific region,” said Art Swift, Unidym’s President & CEO. “For some time now we have been working with Japanese and other Asian manufacturers in response to their strong interest in our products and technology. Murayama san has exactly the right successful track record to establish Unidym’s local presence in the geography in order to better serve our customers and partners.”

“Unidym’s technology and products have obvious appeal to manufacturers in the Asia Pacific region,” commented Mr. Murayama. “With multiple grades of carbon nanotubes available for bulk purchase, well implemented electronics applications for carbon nanotubes and an extensive patent portfolio, Unidym has the necessary elements that partners are looking for in this region. I am excited at this opportunity to help extend the company’s reach as it expands its presence within Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.”

Mr. Murayama comes to Unidym from MoSys Inc., a memory IP company in Silicon Valley, where he was Vice President of the Japan operation and significantly grew MoSys’ business with Japan. Prior to MoSys, he served as a Vice President of Transmeta and as President of Transmeta KK. Mr. Murayama joined Transmeta after executive positions at Mindspeed KK, a subsidiary of Conexant, He joined Conexant after a successful career with Intel in Japan. Mr. Murayama holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Kagoshima University in Japan.

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