December 8, 2010 -- Cambridge Analog Technologies, Inc., a leading semiconductor IP licensing company, announced the appointment of Didier Lacroix to its advisory board. Lacroix, a veteran of the semiconductor IP industry, brings a wealth of experience to Cambridge Analog as the company continues its growth as a leading semiconductor IP provider of ultra-low power and high performance mixed-signal circuits including ADCs, PLLs and DACs.
Cambridge Analog Technologies (CAT) is in the business of licensing its cutting-edge analog IP blocks based on patented technologies. With over 33 granted and pending patents in the US and worldwide, CAT’s revolutionary PUMA ADC architecture and SABRE digital PLL architecture enable more than an order of magnitude lower power relative to its counterparts as well as extremely low area. Cambridge Analog Technologies takes pride in offering outstanding support to its clients and partners.
Didier joins the CAT advisory board with over 20 years of public and private company senior executive experience, most recently as CEO of Silicon Clocks, Inc. (acquired by Silicon Laboratories, Inc.), a technology leader for MEMS-based timing and sensor semiconductors. Prior to Silicon Clocks, he was VP Sales for Mosys, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded memory and analog IP. Before, Didier was senior vice-president of worldwide sales for Chipidea Inc., a leading provider of analog and mixed-signal IP, acquired by MIPS Technologies, Inc.. Before that, he was the CEO of Discera Inc. of San Jose, Calif. where he led the development of the first commercialized MEMS-based clock and timing solutions for the consumer electronics marketplace. Prior to joining Discera, he was vice-president and general manager of MEMSCAP Inc.'s wireless business unit in San Jose. Didier also has held senior management positions at Synopsys Inc. of Mountain View, Calif. where he was responsible for the early growth of their consulting services and standards-based system IP business
“We are excited to have Didier Lacroix join our advisory board,” said Kush Gulati, President and CEO of Cambridge Analog Technologies. “He has extensive IP licensing background and will help guide us as we continue to grow and serve more customers and industries.” “I’m very impressed by the rapid progress and unique achievements that Cambridge Analog Technologies has shown with its groundbreaking technology,” said Lacroix. “With such a strong technology, team, and a track record of first-silicon success, CAT is well positioned for long-term success in the Semiconductor IP licensing business.”
Cambridge Analog Technologies was incorporated in the Fall of 2007 and currently consists of world-class technologists and designers including MIT faculty and alumni at its facilities in Bedford, Massachusetts and Milpitas, California.
About Cambridge Analog Technologies
Cambridge Analog Technologies, Inc. is a developer of ultra-low power and high performance analog and mixed-signal circuits including analog-to-digital converters and phase-locked loops catering to SoCs for a wide array of applications including wireless in the cellular, medical and automotive areas, high speed wireline, microprocessors, high end displays, and medical imaging. The company is in the business of licensing its cutting-edge analog IP blocks based on patented technologies. Cambridge Analog Technologies takes pride in offering outstanding support to its clients and partners. For more information, visit http://www.cambridgeanalog.com .