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
“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.