Technology >> CEO Interviews >> July 27, 2000

John Mallard – Portalplayer Inc

JOHN MALLARD is the President and CEO of PortalPlayer, Inc. Before founding PortalPlayer, he was the Chief Technology Officer at National Semiconductor, with responsibility for the analysis and recommendation of advanced technologies and strategic direction. Mr. Mallard formed the team that spearheaded National's entry into the Information Appliance market segment while serving as Director of Worldwide Marketing for the Personal Systems Group and head of the Advanced Architecture Group. Prior to National, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as Hardware Engineering Manager for the Mobile Products Group; with Norand Corporation as a Product Line Manager for the Handheld Wireless Division; and led the project team designing portables at Zenith Data Systems. Mr. Mallard holds a BSEE from Lawrence University and an MSEE from Johns Hopkins University. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a history and brief overview of


Mr. Mallard: PortalPlayer was founded in May 1999, and the company's

vision is to be the leading supplier of digital