London, UK - March 24, 2008
– Toric Limited, a London-based semiconductor IP licensing company specialising in jitter suppression and high-speed clock generation technology, has appointed Ian Walsh as VP of Business Development.
Ian’s responsibilities include worldwide sales and business development for Toric’s PhaseFilter and Multi-Clock Generator (MCG) products that are based on the company’s patented Anti-Jitter Cell (AJC).
Ian brings extensive experience in licensing semiconductor technology and communications software to the global semiconductor and OEM markets and in building and managing international sales and support channels.
“We are very pleased that Ian will be taking our products to the global market and that we will be benefiting from his experience in the semiconductor industry and IP licensing,” said Professor Mike Underhill, Founder and Chairman of Toric. “We are now actively looking for any analogue, mixed-signal or digital chip design starts where we can offer cost saving, power reduction and power management benefits around high-speed PLLs and multiple clock domain SoCs.”
“Toric is a very exciting company whose products are so impressive, I’m sure they’ll change how on-chip clocking and power management will be done in the future," said Ian Walsh. “The PhaseFilter can either replace or greatly improve PLLs in mobile and wireless baseband chips, as a lower cost and lower power alternative. The Multi-Clock Generator on the other hand, is deterministic and eliminates the need for distributed PLLs in SoCs with multiple clock domains and enables a level of dynamic power management that simply isn’t possible with today’s PLL based methods.”
Ian was formerly: CEO of Paris-based MnD Semiconductors, a multiprocessor SoC company specialising in broadband and MPEG-4/H.264 Advanced Video Codecs that was acquired by DxO Labs in 2007; Founder and CEO of DIVA Communications Technology Ltd, a communications software licensing company acquired by Alcatel Microelectronics in 1999. He also worked for Fairchild Semiconductor and held executive management positions at MIPS Technologies, Alcatel Microelectronics, Rockwell Semiconductors and the VoIP and broadband OEM, Westell Ltd.
Ian holds an MSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Portsmouth Polytechnic.
For more information on Toric, see www.toric.co.uk