Netlist Appoints Former Broadcom Executive Noel Whitley as Vice President of Intellectual Property

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 19, 2013) -  Netlist, Inc. ( NASDAQ : NLST ), a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, today announced the appointment of Noel Whitley as Vice President of Intellectual Property. In this newly-created position, Whitley will lead Netlist's initiatives to further develop and maximize the Company's patent portfolio.

Whitley brings more than 15 years of intellectual property experience in building and monetizing patent portfolios, first as Vice President Intellectual Property for Broadcom Corporation and then as Chief Executive Officer of Ladera Consulting, Inc. In both roles, he acted as principal legal and business advisor for patent portfolio development and IP monetization and enforcement. Earlier in his career, Whitley was an attorney at several law firms where he specialized in intellectual property and patents.

"We are very pleased to have Noel join Netlist as Vice President of Intellectual Property," said C.K. Hong, CEO of Netlist. "His expertise and excellent track record in developing and advancing IP strategies will prove invaluable as we embark on creating additional value from our IP. I look forward to his contributions at Netlist."

Whitley holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

About Netlist:
Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for server and storage applications for cloud computing. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud®, a patented memory technology that breaks traditional performance barriers, NVvault™ and EXPRESSvault™ family of products that significantly accelerate system performance and provide mission critical fault tolerance, and a broad portfolio of industrial Flash and specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very low profile) DIMMs and Planar-X RDIMMs.

Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in which high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and efficient heat dissipation are key requirements for system memory. These customers include OEMs that design and build tower, rack-mounted, and blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations and telecommunications equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, CA with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China and an engineering design center in Silicon Valley, CA. Learn more at