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[April 03, 2013]

Accent Appoints Michael Navid As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

MILAN --(Business Wire)--

Accent, a world leading semiconductor supplier of smart grid communications and metering technologies, announced today the appointment of Mr. Michael Navid to the Accent executive management team.

Mr. Navid was most recently the General Manager for Power Line Communications (PLC) products at Maxim Integrated, where he was responsible for establishing the company's leading position in the Smart Grid's communications space with its G3-PLC products. While in the position, Mr. Navid was also instrumental in G3-PLC's adoption with key industry stakeholders and the formation of the G3-PLC Alliance. Mr. Navid's extensive track record also includes successfully leading teams through product development to high volume production.

"With its ASMgrid2 standard product family, Accent has established a ledership position in technology breadth, flexibility and integration for the Smart Grid industry," said Michael Navid. "Accent's support of all key Smart Grid communication technologies (IEEE (News - Alert) P1901.2, ITU-G3/PRIME, 802.15.4g, ZigBee), puts the company at the forefront of this very exciting industry."

"Over the last several years, Accent has evolved its product offerings and expanded its customer reach to serve world wide markets," said Federico Arcelli, CEO of Accent. "Michael is a welcome addition to the Accent team and will play an instrumental role in driving these efforts moving forward."

About Accent

Founded in 1993, Accent (www.accent-soc.com) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified world leading semiconductor supplier of communications and metering technologies for the Smart Grid industry. The company is backed by renowned investors such as Sofinnova Partners and Tallwood Venture Capital. Accent is a worldwide operation with offices in Italy, China, France, and United States. Accent's ASMgrid product families integrate the widest technology breadth supporting current and future Smart Grid standards to provide equipment manufacturers off-the-shelf standard products plus complete software platforms for rapid time to market and significantly lowered production costs.


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