AUBURN, Calif., March 27, 2006
-- Tahoe RF Semiconductor, Inc., the leading wireless Electronic Design Services (EDS) provider, today announced that Tom Riordan has joined its board of directors, joining Larry Larson, Professor at U.C. San Diego; Don Levy, a semiconductor industry veteran; Irshad Rasheed, Tahoe RF's President and CEO; and Chris Saint, Tahoe RF's Vice President of Engineering. Tom's role on the board of directors will be to help guide the company in its next phase of growth.
Tom brings to Tahoe RF a wealth of experience as a proven executive in semiconductors and microprocessors. He guided QED from its founding in 1991 through three rounds of venture financing. After the company went public in 2000, Tom helped negotiate its sale. At that time, QED had reached a $64 million run rate with quarterly growth of 40 percent.
"I am looking forward to joining Tahoe RF in this exciting time of their development," said Tom Riordan. "They have a great reputation for providing advanced technology solutions to the RF market. It will be my pleasure to share my experience with them and help shape the future of the company."
We are extremely happy that Tom has accepted our invitation to join our board of directors," said Irshad Rasheed. "Tom has the experience and expertise to help guide Tahoe RF through our next stage of growth. We are looking forward to his insight and contribution to the success of our company." ABOUT TAHOE RF SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
Tahoe RF Semiconductor, Inc., provides world-class RFIC design services and IP blocks to SoC manufacturers in the wireless communications market. Tahoe RF was founded in 2002 by key engineers and managers from IBM's analog and mixed signal design center. Located in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe in California, this team provides everything from front-end architecture, design and simulation all the way to post-layout simulation and fully packaged fabrication support and management. For additional information, visit us at http://www.tahoerf.com
. ABOUT TOM RIORDAN
Tom is currently an entrepreneur in residence (EIR) at Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) in Menlo Park, CA, evaluating investment opportunities in the semiconductor area. Before joining BVP, he was Vice President of the microprocessor division at PMC-Sierra, the purchaser of Quantum Effect Devices (QED), which he guided from its founding in 1991 through three rounds of venture financing, a successful IPO and sale to PMC-Sierra.
Tom holds a B.S. in Engineering, a B.A. in Government, and an M.S. in Engineering, all from Florida Technological University/University of Central Florida, where he was named IEEE Outstanding Senior Student. He has completed post-graduate studies in electrical engineering at Stanford University.