VESA Announces New Vice-Chairman to Board of Directors

NEWARK, Calif., June 7, 2013 – The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today announced the results of their election for the 2013/2014 Board of Directors. Continuing to execute the initiatives put forth in the last term, the Association has elected Syed Athar Hussain, display domain architect for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), as vice-chairman. Hussain joins fellow board members Brian Fetz, Agilent Technologies’ product marketing manager, as Board secretary and treasurer; Howard Locker, new technology and master inventor at Lenovo, as a Board member; Gourgen Oganessyan, formerly with Intersil, as Board member; Pablo Ortega, display technical marketing manager at NVIDIA Corporation, as a Board member; and Craig Wiley, senior director of marketing for Parade Technologies, as Board chairman. Over the course of the next year, the Board will work to further the association’s technical standards development efforts, and continue VESA’s evolution into an internationally-recognized trade association.

“We are continuing to see increasing global recognition of VESA and the DisplayPort standard as the preferred interface in the PC industry,” said Craig Wiley. “VESA membership continues to grow with currently over 200 member companies. I look forward to collaboration with Syed and the other Board members to expand VESA’s development on DisplayPort-related standards as well as VESA’s role as a DisplayPort ecosystem enabler.”

VESA is a global industry association with more than 200 industry-leading member companies. The Association is led by a Board of Directors, which represent a voting membership. Its mission is to develop, promote and support an ecosystem of vendors and certified interoperable products for the personal computer and electronics industry.

As the newly-elected vice-chairman, Syed Athar Hussain will apply his relevant working experience at AMD that involves deploying and improving both the DisplayPort standard as well as embedded DisplayPort (eDP) standard from end user usability and interoperability perspective.

“Consumers are looking for a nonintrusive plug and play experience resulting in seamless display interoperability and automatic feature scalability between small and large devices. This includes interoperability between small form-factor, content consumption devices, midrange high DPI and high resolution content creation devices, and large form-factor collaboration and visualization systems,” said Syed Athar Hussain. “VESA is at the forefront of defining new technologies that addresses such needs in the display realm. It is an honor to be part of an association that unites internationally-recognized PC, consumer electronics and major component manufacturers. I look forward to working with the Board and the VESA member companies to facilitate a collaborative and open environment to create and enhance the DisplayPort-related standards and expedite deployment.”