Mr. Tomasello joined the NeoMagic Board of Directors in October 2009. He is the Managing Director of Bluestone Financial Ltd., an independent investment firm, and a majority NeoMagic shareholder. Mr. Tomasello currently serves as our Chairman of the Board and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. He served on Worldgate Communications Board of Directors from 2007 until January 2009. Mr. Tomasello is a graduate of Boston University with a BS/BA degree in finance.
Mr. Granier-Phelps is the Managing Director of Mediastone LLC, one of NeoMagic's new investors. He is also currently the Director of Business Development at Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) and a co-founder of GOTV, a premium Hispanic digital distribution company. An award winning filmmaker and entrepreneur, Mr. Granier-Phelps is a fellow of the Motion Picture Institute and a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Syed Zaidi joined the NeoMagic's engineering team in June 1995, was promoted in 2000 to Vice President of Santa Clara Engineering. He was responsible for Santa Clara engineering management and development of MIPS and ARM based multimedia SOC's. Mr. Zaidi has over 17 years of engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining NeoMagic Mr.Zaidi worked at Sierra Semiconductor, where he was responsible for systems engineering of Multimedia products and at Raytheon where he too worked in multimedia semiconductors for high-end Graphics development. He has also worked at Advance Micro Research where he designed and developed UNIX based multi-user systems, multiple Video and Graphic ASICs for Multimedia products. Mr.Zaidi obtained a Bachelors degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Leeds University, England and a BSET from Indiana State University. He also holds several US patents.