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New CEO at Lynguent

September 14, 2010 -- Lynguent, Inc., a developer of simulation models of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) IC designs, has named Sam Young as its new president and CEO.

Young comes to Lynguent from Contour Semiconductor. He has over 35 years of semiconductor experience in the areas of marketing and sales, strategic planning, product line design and general management, and has participated in raising more than $100 million in venture capital for companies. Prior to joining Contour Semiconductor, Young formed Young and Associates in 2002 to guide pre-IPO companies and served as its president and CEO. Since 2002 Young was also a senior vice president with the M&A firm, IDL, where he provided consulting and M&A for many emerging companies. From 1995 to 2002, he served as the vice president of marketing for Hynix Semiconductor’s Flash Business Unit, growing its business from a start-up to over $100 million in sales.

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