Tech Industry Executive, David Raun, Joins Magma’s Board of Advisors

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Former CEO of PLX and Vice President of Avago Technologies brings deep PCI Express experience and expertise to help Magma’s growth strategies.

Magma, a manufacture of high performance computing expansion solutions, has added David Raun to its board of advisors. Raun, a long time high tech executive, adds his over 30 years of experience bringing new technologies to market, to Magma’s board. His knowledge and insights will be important as Magma refines its strategies to leverage its PCI Express core competencies and drive growth in high performance computing and big data applications according to Magma president, Tim Miller.

“Magma is creating exciting new technologies for enterprise and cloud applications by harnessing the computing power GPUs, arrays of solid state storage and peripherals in more efficient ways,” said David Raun, Magma board advisor. “I’m pleased to be able to join Magma’s board at an exciting time in the company’s development and assist where I can as they move into new and fast growing markets.”

Raun spent 10 years in various executive positions at PLX Technology (PLX), the leader in PCI Express switch semiconductors, becoming President & CEO in 2012. PLX’s products were used by Cisco, Juniper, EMC, NetApp, HP, Dell and Huawei as well as many of the large cloud companies. Ultimately, Raun managed the acquisition of PLX by Avago Technologies in 2014, becoming Avago’s VP & GM of Express Switching within the Data Center Solutions Group.

“David’s impressive background and experience in the PCI Express switching and server industry make his addition to our board incredibly valuable,” said Randy Jones, Magma CEO. “We are looking forward to working with David and to the positive impact he will have on our business.”

Magma, founded in 1987, focuses on hardware expansion for servers, computers and laptops. For the last two years they have begun designing and manufacturing performance expansion for running multiple GPUs to help meet the growing demand for denser compute architecture.

About Magma

Magma develops and manufactures expansion computing solutions using Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe), and Thunderbolt Systems for servers, desktops and portable computing platforms. Magma’s line of products includes enclosed and non-enclosed solutions ranging from single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant, Reliable Available Serviceable (RAS) systems specifically designed for mission critical environments.

Magma products are platform independent and are used in a variety of industries including audio and video production, test and measurement, medical imaging, surveillance, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, data acquisition, and high performance computing. Magma’s team of experienced engineers has been developing expansion and connectivity solutions since 1987 and holds more than a dozen technology patents, making them a pioneer and leader in the market space. All Magma products are designed and assembled in the United States. For more information about Magma visit http://www.magma.com.

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