SAN MATEO, Calif. Timothy O'Donnell, president of ARM Inc., has been appointed vice president of the Virtual Socket Interface Alliance (VSIA), and will succeed Howard Sachs as president of the intellectual property (IP) standards body in September.
O'Donnell will be the first VSIA president to come from a third-party IP supplier.
"It will be great to have an IP provider heading up the VSIA," said Sachs. "As one of the founding member companies of VSIA, ARM has been very active in helping to grow the organization and establish a unifying vision for the system-on-chip industry."
O'Donnell has been president of ARM Inc. since he established the U.S.-based operation of ARM Ltd. (Cambridge, England) in 1991.
He was instrumental in establishing ARM's U.S. presence as a semiconductor IP provider, and has been a leading advocate of the advantages of IP as a system-on- chip design methodology, VSIA said.
O'Donnell has more than 25 years experience in international management and technical positions within the semiconductor industry, including posts with National Semiconductor Corp. and Cadence Design Systems Inc.
He earned a M.S.E.E. from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.S. in physics from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, Calif.).