From: "prdept" <prdept.Building#...@msmail.corp.sgi.com>
Subject: Jim Barton to Head IDS
Date: 24 Jun 1994 13:28:21 -0500
Organization: Silicon Graphics, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA
Approved: sgi-annou...@dcdmjw.fnal.gov (Matthew Wicks)
JAMES BARTON TO HEAD INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
AT&T Network Systems and Silicon Graphics Name Media Server
Executive President of New Company
NEW YORK (June 22, 1994) -- AT&T Network Systems and Silicon
Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:SGI) today named James M. Barton president
and general manager of Interactive Digital Solutions, a new
company whose mission is to rapidly develop and deliver
large-scale, fully integrated, interactive video server solutions
for telephone company networks and cable TV systems.
Barton formerly was vice-president and general manager of Silicon
Graphics' Media Systems Division. The division focuses on
developing and marketing servers for the emerging interactive,
digital media and professional media authoring marketplaces.
"As the individual who will lead Interactive Digital Solutions,
Jim Barton brings with him an impressive understanding of the
complexities of interactive technology," said Dan Stanzione,
president of AT&T Switching Systems and chairman of the new
"Jim's experience in engineering high-performance computing and
server software make him a great choice for leading this new
company," Stanzione added.
"No one is better equipped than Jim Barton to lead this new
company into the interactive frontier," said Edward R. McCracken,
chairman and chief executive officer of Silicon Graphics.
"Since starting at Silicon Graphics eight years ago as an
operating system architect, Jim has taught us all important
lessons about what it takes to bring advanced multiprocessing and
media server technologies to people in all disciplines,"
Prior to heading Silicon Graphics' Media Systems Division, Barton
was vice-president of advanced technology, where he helped define
the company's strategy to promote a complete system architecture
for interactive media.
His other posts at Silicon Graphics have included vice-president
and general manager of the System Software Division and director
of engineering for server and workstation systems development.
Before joining Silicon Graphics in 1986, Barton held computer
architecture engineering posts at Hewlett-Packard Company in
Cupertino, California, and Bell Laboratories/AT&T Information
Systems in Denver, Colorado.
Barton received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and
computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder,
where he later earned a master's degree in computer science. He
is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for
Computing Machinery and Computer Professionals for Social
Responsibility. He has published several papers and articles on
UNIX(r) and multiprocessing.
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