Former Xilinx Senior VP Worldwide Sales Comes Out of Retirement to Build Tabula's Sales Organization
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 26, 2010 -- Tabula, a privately held fabless semiconductor company that has developed a new category of 3-D Programmable Logic Devices (3PLDs), today announced that FPGA sales pioneer Steve Haynes has joined the Company's executive team as VP Worldwide Sales. With more than 35 years of semiconductor sales and marketing experience, Mr. Haynes brings strong leadership to his new role at Tabula. As VP Worldwide Sales, Mr. Haynes will spearhead development of a global sales team and worldwide sales strategy to drive adoption of Tabula's ABAX family of 3PLD products.
"Steve is one of the most experienced and successful sales executives in the semiconductor industry," said Dennis Segers, Tabula Chief Executive Officer. "Tabula is privileged to have somebody of Steve's caliber on our executive staff and we will benefit immensely from his leadership as we go to market with our ABAX 3PLD product family."
Mr. Haynes has served for two years as a consultant to Tabula. Prior to Tabula, Mr. Haynes was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Xilinx from 1998 to 2005. Mr. Haynes career at Xilinx spanned 18 years, including Eastern U. S. Director of Sales and Vice President of North American Sales, and was instrumental in guiding Xilinx sales growth to $1.6B annually. In addition to his time at Xilinx, Mr. Haynes also served in both Sales and Marketing capacities at both National Semiconductor and Silicon Systems.
"Having the opportunity to work with Dennis Segers again, as well as the rest of the Tabula team, is very Exciting," said Steve Haynes, Vice President Worldwide Sales. "I believe that our 3PLD technology offers our customers the most effective programmable solution, with three times the functionality, and up to five times lower price points than our competitor's on the same advanced 40nm process. World class sales and applications support will ensure the successful deployment of the ABAX 3PLDs in our customers' products as we look to address the $70B logic market opportunity ahead of us."
Tabula is a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing 3-D Programmable Logic Devices. Its ABAX family of 3PLDs, based on Tabula's patented Spacetime architecture, sets new density, performance, and affordability benchmarks for programmable logic, memory, and signal processing. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tabula has assembled a leadership team consisting of industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs. The company is backed by top-tier investors with a long-term view toward enduring market leadership.