LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2002--Rambus Inc., world's leading developer of chip-to-chip interface technology, today announced the appointment of Steve Tobak as senior vice president of worldwide marketing. With 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, Tobak brings extensive marketing, sales, product development and executive management experience to Rambus.
As the company's senior marketing executive, Tobak will have direct responsibility for worldwide corporate marketing, as well as dotted line responsibility for product marketing of the company's three product divisions. Mr. Tobak will primarily be tasked with expanding the market for Rambus' industry-leading interface technology and building equity in the corporate brand.
"Steve has had an impressive career successfully building innovative marketing programs for leading organizations," said Geoff Tate, chief executive officer of Rambus Inc. "His proven management skills and broad semiconductor industry experience makes him the ideal candidate to lead Rambus' worldwide marketing efforts."
Tobak has held top marketing and sales roles at a number of semiconductor companies, including Tessera, as senior vice president, marketing and sales; National Semiconductor, as vice president of corporate marketing and communications; and Cyrix, as vice president of corporate and channel marketing. He also served in various executive and management roles at OPTi, Stac Electronics, NEC Electronics and Texas Instruments.
Tobak most recently served as CEO at InLight Communications, an early stage optical networking component company. Tobak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
"I've been following Rambus' technology and growth since its inception. Rambus embodies the spirit of technology innovation, intense customer focus and perseverance required of leading companies that are built to last," said Steve Tobak, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Rambus. "I'm incredibly proud, energized and looking forward to working with this remarkable engineering and management team to help lead the company into its next phase of development, growth and accomplishment."
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is the leading developer and marketer of breakthrough chip-to-chip interface technology, products and solutions to the electronics industry. The company licenses its technology in the form of ASIC cells that are incorporated into high-performance memory and logic chips by 25 of the world's top semiconductor makers. The company's ASIC cells and system-level solutions are incorporated into over 300 unique electronic products, including personal computers, workstations, video game consoles, network routers, HDTVs and set-top boxes. You can reach Rambus at www.rambus.com.