MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY), a provider of serial chip-to-chip communications solutions that deliver unparalleled bandwidth performance for next generation networking systems and advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs, today announced the appointment of John Monson as Vice President of Marketing. Monson will be responsible for all product marketing and will play a significant role in the strategic direction of the company. Monson will report directly to Len Perham, MoSys' President and Chief Executive Officer. “John joins MoSys with extensive experience in the semiconductor industry and a proven track record for strategically targeting markets, defining products and successfully bringing those products into the marketplace,” said Perham. “I am excited to have John on board and look forward to his support driving MoSys down the path to being an IP-rich fabless semiconductor company in 2012 and beyond.” Monson has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, marketing and sales with leading edge technology companies. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing for Mellanox Technologies where he was responsible for worldwide marketing and the implementation of marketing initiatives designed to expand penetration in key markets. Prior to Mellanox, he was vice president of marketing and business development for Inphi Corporation where he managed the EDC/PhyOptik business line. Further, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Scintera Networks with responsibility for strategy, product marketing and business development. His background also includes eight years at PMC-Sierra in executive and senior management positions in marketing and sales where he was instrumental in establishing PMC in the market and enabling the company’s growth. Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, he spent seven years at Lucent Technologies where he served in strategic sales and product marketing positions in Lucent’s mass storage and wireless product lines. Previously, he was the strategic marketing manager at Honeywell Solid State Electronics Center and held engineering and marketing positions at VTC Incorporated.