Company is poised to grow in wake of VC funding.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 18, 2002–TriCN, a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced the appointment of Joseph Curry as President and CEO of the company. Ron Nikel, acting CEO and co-founder of the company, will move to a fulltime role as CTO of TriCN.
Founded in 1997, TriCN is a premier developer of high performance interface IP, providing a crucial component to chip designers seeking to move large amounts of data on and off the chip. Curry's appointment comes in the wake of TriCN's recent closing of $4.5 Million in funding. He brings more than thirty years of experience in the semiconductor industry to his new role.
"Joe brings valuable knowledge of both the semiconductor and IP markets to TriCN at a critical time," said Ron Nikel. "With our recent infusion of funding, TriCN is poised to grow to the next level. We believe Joe's expertise and vision will take TriCN to the position of leader in our market segment."
"TriCN has done a tremendous job of creating a complete portfolio of interface IP that fulfills the needs of today's most demanding semiconductor challenges," said Curry. "Just as importantly, they have a truly innovative product roadmap for support of multi-gigabit communication interfaces which will strongly position the company for greater success in the future."
Rocket Ventures, who, along with Trinity Ventures, jointly lead TriCN's round of funding, also weighed in on Curry's appointment. "Joe Curry has had a long association with members of the Rocket Ventures team," said Robert Winter, General Partner and Managing Director of Rocket Ventures. "We have valued his counsel, and feel certain that he provides the leadership necessary for TriCN to continue their growth and success."
About Joseph Curry
A 1968 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Dr. Curry has had more than a thirty-year association with the semiconductor industry. Starting his career at Bell Laboratories, he has held senior management and executive positions at Electronic Arrays, Monolithic Memories, Four Phase Systems, StorageTek, and Technology Strategies & Alliances. At Trilix Ventures, a technology services firm he founded in 1990, Joe focused on technology management consulting, the establishment of strategic alliances for corporate funding, and the licensing of semiconductor intellectual property for both process and design. He has an extensive background in electronic materials, IC design and manufacturing, technology licensing, marketing, and finance.
Founded in 1997, San Francisco, California-based TriCN is a leading developer of high performance semiconductor interface intellectual property. The company provides a complete portfolio of IP for moving data on and off the chip. This IP is designed for IC developers addressing challenging bandwidth-intensive applications, typically in the communications, networking, data storage, and memory space. TriCN's IP answers these challenges by delivering validated, industry-leading I/O performance and bandwidth density while dramatically streamlining design complexity and time-to-market. TriCN's customers range from startup to established fabless semiconductor and systems companies, including Philips, MIPS Technologies, SGI, IBM, Cognigine, Internet Machines, and Apple Computer.
For more information, please visit TriCN's web site at www.tricn.com.
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