Former Dolby Labs patent licensing lead Brian Way has been named as the new CEO of video technology pioneer DivX, LLC
SAN DIEGO, September 03, 2019
DivX, LLC, a pioneer in digital video technology, today announced that it has appointed Brian Way as the new DivX Chief Executive Officer, effective August 19, 2019.
Commenting on the CEO appointment, Noel Egnatios, General Counsel, stated, “Brian is a natural choice for CEO as DivX targets exciting product opportunities and continues to license its technology to consumer electronics companies and digital media providers. He has been a leader in the digital media space for many years and has significant management experience. The Company’s Management Committee and the entire DivX team look forward to working with Brian as he moves into the CEO position.”
“DivX is an impressive company with a long, rich history of innovation,” commented Way. “I am very excited to join as CEO and help guide the future of DivX. I look forward to leading this talented team and focusing on new product development, as well as existing and new licensing opportunities.”
Prior to joining DivX, Way spent nearly 25 years in licensing and technology, including the last 17 years at high-tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, he developed and led the Patent Licensing group at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco. Prior to Dolby, Way was the chief patent counsel of Altera, a San Jose based chip company, and oversaw IP litigation and licensing at Apple.
About DivX, LLC
DivX, LLC creates innovative technology to provide ideal digital entertainment experiences in up to 4K resolution on any device. Since 2000, DivX has been setting the standard for high-quality digital video. Our technology innovations in digital video help consumers around the world create, share and enjoy video. DivX licenses its technology to major consumer electronics brands, who have shipped over 1 billion DivX enabled devices worldwide. The DivX consumer software has over 1 billion downloads and provides consumers around the world with the tools to play, convert and cast their content. As always, DivX is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit http://www.divx.com.