Awards Recognize Female Leaders in the Private, Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX:VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, is pleased to announce that today Sally Daub, President, CEO and co-founder has been named a Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. As a four-time recipient of the award, and in recognition of her longstanding contribution to Canadian innovation, she will also be inducted into WXN's Hall of Fame this year.
The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada's strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.
Sally Daub joins an elite group of Top 100 Award Winners that includes some of Canada's most iconic women trailblazers, such as Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada and Michaelle Jean, former governor general of Canada.
"ViXS is very proud of Sally's achievement. Her dedication to excellence and determination to succeed are unmatched. With her leadership, ViXS has grown from a start-up into a global leader in video processing semiconductor solutions. I am privileged to have worked alongside her for almost 20 years. I look forward to more professionals and entrepreneurs being inspired by Sally's accomplishments," says Hugh Chow, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder.
"Receiving the award is an honour. I'd like recognize and thank our team at ViXS for their commitment to innovation, execution and excellence," says Sally Daub, President, CEO and co-founder.
Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is undergoing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions.
"Despite ever-changing styles and tastes, great leadership is timeless," says WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery. "Top 100 Award Winners are a testament to the incredible range of female talent and leadership in Canada and proof that change is happening, with more women earning a place at the highest levels of Canadian organizations."
Sally Daub has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since co-founding ViXS in 2001 and took the company public on the TSX in July of 2013. Under Ms. Daub's leadership ViXS has become a leading provider of video processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer electronics industries. ViXS has been instrumental in driving the transition to Ultra High Definition Video and developing the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. Recently, Ms. Daub was appointed to the distinguished Board of Industry Leaders of the Consumer Electronics Association. Ms. Daub is trained as a chemical engineer and lawyer.
The full list of WXN's 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.
The Top 100 Awards enjoy a strong commitment from corporate supporters. For a complete list of partners, click here www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-women/.
About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize our community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables our partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.
As individuals, we can inspire and be inspired. To our community of members and partners, we thank you for inspiring WXN to lead.
More information and details are available at wxnetwork.com or top100women.ca.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer electronics industries, with over 467 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 31 million media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 10 Profile, reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content. ViXS' XCodePro 300 family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6000 family of system-on-chip (SoC) products achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. VIXS(TM), the ViXS(R) logo, XCode(R), XCodePro(TM), XConnex(TM) and Xtensiv(TM) are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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