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April 18, 2018

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)




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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On April 18, 2018, Ambarella, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that George Laplante, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, will retire later this year. The Company is conducting a formal search for his replacement and Mr. Laplante intends to continue to serve in his role until a successor is named and the transition is complete. A copy of the press release regarding this announcement is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

99.1     Press Release dated April 18, 2018


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: April 18, 2018       Ambarella, Inc.

/s/ Michael Morehead


Michael Morehead

General Counsel and Secretary


Exhibit 99.1

Ambarella CFO George Laplante to Retire Later This Year

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2018 — Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today announced that George Laplante, the company’s CFO, will retire later this year. Mr. Laplante, who joined the company in 2011, intends to remain in his current role until a successor is named and an orderly transition is completed. Ambarella has initiated a search for Mr. Laplante’s successor, and once a new chief financial officer is appointed, Mr. Laplante will work collaboratively on the transfer of responsibilities.

“We are very appreciative of George’s many significant contributions to Ambarella, including leading our IPO in 2012, establishing a strong financial foundation for the company, and positioning us for success as we move beyond our traditional markets with our new computer vision solutions,” said Dr. Fermi Wang, president and CEO. “Personally, I would like to thank George for being a great partner to me as I became a public company CEO for the first time. George’s departure is bittersweet for us, but we congratulate him on his career and wish him all the best in his retirement,” he said.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as CFO of Ambarella for these past seven years, and I’m proud of the company we have become and remain very excited about our future opportunities,” said Mr. Laplante. “While I look forward to my retirement, I plan to remain fully engaged at Ambarella throughout the search and transition process. There is a strong, talented team in place at all levels of the company and I have every confidence in its ability to execute the plans we have underway.”

About Ambarella

Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression, image processing and computer vision solutions. The company’s products are used in a variety of IP security, sports, wearable, drone and automotive video cameras. Ambarella’s solutions leverage over 20 years of pioneering research in computer vision to enable future generations of intelligent cameras, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous vehicles. For more information about Ambarella, please visit www.ambarella.com.


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