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Seattle area venture capitalist and former wireless executive John Chapple has resigned from the board of F5 Networks, the Seattle networking and software giant which boasts a market value of $8.8 billion.

No explanation was given for the resignation, which comes just nine months after the appointment. A F5 spokeswoman declined to comment.

At the time of the appointment, F5 CEO John McAdam said that Chapple would make a great addition to the board.

“We believe his deep understanding of the wireless carrier market will help increase the value that F5 solutions deliver to service providers and beyond,” McAdam said.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that Chapple has resigned from the board of a Seattle area technology company after a short stint. In September of 2009, Chapple resigned from the board of RealNetworks after just four months.

Chapple is the former CEO of Nextel Partners. He currently runs Hawkeye Investments, a Seattle area investment firm.

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