Former DARPA Leader to Spur the Adoption of TAS MRAM in Advanced Applications.

Crocus Technology, a premier developer of Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM), today announced the appointment of Dr. Anthony J. Tether as advisor to the chairman and board of directors. Dr. Tether served for eight years as the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA). DARPA is the principal agency within the United States Department of Defense (DOD) for research, development, and demonstration of concepts, devices and systems that provide highly advanced new technology capabilities.

Dr. Tether was awarded both the National Intelligence Medal and the Department of Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, and he has served on the Army Science Board, the Defense Science Board, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy Research and Development Committee. Before his appointment at DARPA, Dr. Tether was founder, CEO and president of The Sequoia Group, which provided program management and strategy development services to government and industry. Prior to that, he served as CEO for Dynamics Technology Inc. and held management positions at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Ford Aerospace, Loral, and Systems Control, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

In 2009, Dr. Tether re-formed The Sequoia Group and he is currently a Distinguished Fellow with the Council on Competitiveness located in Washington, D.C.

Crocus is pleased to welcome Dr. Tether to our advisory board at such a pivotal point in the company’s evolution,” said Bertrand Cambou, Crocus executive chairman. “Dr. Tether comes to us with a unique background, and we look forward to capitalizing on his wealth of expertise to help connect us with opportunities for applying our TAS MRAM technology in advanced programs.

Crocus’ TAS technology demonstrates several advantageous characteristics that will solve longstanding problems in the industry,” said Dr. Tether. “I look forward to helping Crocus solidify its place as the MRAM technology and product leader.

About Magnetic Random Access Memory
MRAM’s unique characteristics make it particularly suitable to a wide variety of telecommunication,networking, computing and handheld applications currently using SRAM and/or flash memory technology. It is the only proven new memory technology providing non-volatility, unlimited write-endurance, high density, and high speed. MRAM is particularly well-suited to applications requiring high data reliability and high performance, and has the unique potential of becoming the universal embedded memory technology for systems-on-chip devices.

About Crocus
Crocus is a leading developer of MRAM technology for dense, non-volatile, high-speed, scalable memories. The company’s MRAM innovation originated in the Grenoble-based Spintec laboratory, a world-leading R&D center in Spintronics, affiliated with French national laboratories CEA and CNRS. The company will offer discrete, high density MRAM chips that target a wide variety of telecommunication, networking, storage, computing and handheld applications. The company also licenses its technology for both standalone and embedded chip applications. Crocus’ MRAM technology is covered by a comprehensive patent portfolio.
Find Crocus at: www.crocustechnology.com.