HILLSBORO, OR, Sep 01, 2011 -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the appointments of Robin Abrams and John Bourgoin to its Board of Directors. Ms. Abrams has over 30 years of top-level sales, marketing and executive management experience in high-tech companies, both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Bourgoin has more than 35 years of executive management experience in the semiconductor industry, including programmable logic, wireline and wireless communications products as well as the microprocessor business.
Ms. Abrams served as the Chief Executive Officer of Firefly Communications, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. In addition to leading several start-ups, Ms. Abrams also served as President and CEO of Palm Computing, Inc., where she launched the Palm V and Palm VII. Prior to Palm, she was President and CEO of VeriFone, the global leader in debit/credit card authorization solutions. Ms. Abrams also held several key executive positions at Apple. As managing director of Apple Asia, she helped open the Chinese and Indian markets to Apple products, and subsequently became president of Apple Americas. Previously, Ms. Abrams held senior product marketing positions at Norwest Bank (Wells Fargo) and Unisys. Ms. Abrams currently serves as an advisor to several start-ups and is a member of the Boards of Directors of HCL Technologies Ltd., Openwave Systems Inc., and Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Mr. Bourgoin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc. from 1998 until his retirement in 2009. Previously, he had served as Senior Vice President of Silicon Graphics, Inc. from 1996 to 1998, where he established the intellectual property business model for MIPS and orchestrated the MIPS spin-out from Silicon Graphics. Mr. Bourgoin also was employed at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., where he held various senior positions, including Group Vice President of Microprocessor Products. He also has extensive experience in the programmable logic industry, having served as the Vice President of AMD's Programmable Logic Division. Mr. Bourgoin is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Micrel, Inc.
"The addition to our board of Robin and John, two technology leaders with an extraordinary range of technology and executive experience, underscores the opportunities in front of Lattice for growth of market share, revenue and profitability," said Patrick Jones, Lattice's Chairman of the Board. "Robin and John will be a powerful resource for both the board and the senior management team at Lattice as the Company continues to leverage its differentiated low-cost low-power market position, product portfolio and global distribution channels to continue gaining market share."
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