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Be Incorporated Appoints General Manager for its Web Appliance
MENLO PARK, Calif.-November 2, 1999-Be ® Incorporated
(Nasdaq:BEOS), developer of BeOS®, the operating system designed for
digital media applications, today announced the appointment of Steve
Sakoman, as its general manager for its web appliance business. In
this role, Sakoman, a co-founder of Be, Inc., will be responsible
for setting the Company's direction and developing strategic
relationships in the rapidly expanding web appliance market.
While Sakoman retains his current position as Chief Technology
Officer, he now brings his leadership and experience with the
Company to the web appliance business. He joined the Company as vice
president of engineering, from Apple Computer where he was director
of CPU development managing the hardware group, which was
responsible for the Macintosh and Apple II product lines.
Subsequently, Sakoman started and managed Apple's Newton development
team. Also, he was with Silicon Graphics where he was the director
of the Consumer Products & Technologies Group, which included
the Nintendo 64 project. Before that, Sakoman worked at
Hewlett-Packard where he was the project manager for the industry's
first battery powered portable MS-DOS PC, the HP-110.
"I have a long-term working relationship with Steve and am
excited to see him lead our efforts in this burgeoning market," said
Jean-Louis Gassée, president and chief executive officer of Be, Inc.
In a related matter, Roy Graham, executive vice president, sales
and marketing for Be, Inc. is leaving the Company. The marketing and
sales teams for the web appliance business will now report directly
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About Be, Inc.
Be Incorporated offers the
BeOSÂ® operating system, an operating system designed for digital
media applications and Internet appliances. BeOS is capable of
providing faster and more predictable processing times for digital
media applications than traditional desktop operating systems. BeOS
can run on a wide range of devices including Internet appliances,
desktop PCs and high-performance multiprocessor workstations. BeOS
is promoted through relationships with OEMs, applications
developers, consumer electronic manufacturers and Internet service
and content providers. Be Incorporated was founded in 1990, is
headquartered in Menlo Park, California and has offices in Asia and
in Europe. Be is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol BEOS and
can be reached at (650) 462-4100 or http://www.be.com/.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements contained in this
Press Release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking
statements" including without limitation statements regarding Be,
Inc.'s future expansion into the web appliance market. Actual events
or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing Be
Incorporated or actual results differing from the assumptions
underlying such statements. Such risks and assumptions include, but
are not limited to, risks related to the competition and market
acceptance of BeOS, ability to establish and maintain strategic
relationships, and ability to increase sales and market awareness
for BeOS. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in
their entirety by the "Risk Factors" and other cautionary statements
included in Be Incorporated's prospectus filed pursuant to Rule
424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 on July 20, 1999 (Commission
File No. 333- 77855), and other public filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
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