Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 7, 2002

Kenneth Potashner – Sonicblue Inc (sbll)

KENNETH POTASHNER serves as the President, CEO and Chairman of SONICblue. He joined SONICblue, formerly S3, in 1998 as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Potashner served as President, CEO and Chairman of Maxwell Technologies. In 1997, he orchestrated a successful corporate turnaround with Maxwell. Prior to Maxwell, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Conner Peripherals Disk Drive Operations. Mr. Potashner has also held management positions at Quantum Corporation, Digital Corporation and Texas Instruments. Mr. Potashner received his BSEE from Lafayette College and an MSEE from Southern Methodist University. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief overview of the history and evolution

of SONICblue?

Mr. Potashner: SONICblue was originally a company called S3, and it was

a leader in the graphics chip