MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Reynette Au, formerly president of ARM Inc., has been named president and chief executive of Triscend Corp., a fabless semiconductor company developing field-configurable System-on-Chip (CSoC) devices and customizable microcontrollers.
In addition, Jake Chuang, Triscend's director of software engineering, has been promoted to vice president of solution engineering; and Brian McDonnell has joined Triscend as vice president of sales.
Au joined Triscend in early 2002 from ARM where she served as the president of ARM Inc. and vice president of worldwide marketing. Prior to joining ARM, Au held engineering and management positions at Advanced Micro Devices, AT&T Microelectronics, Arrow Electronics and IBM.
Triscend was founded in 1997 and has been backed with more than $66 million in venture capital funding. In January 2001 Triscend announced a deal with Hitachi Semiconductor to co-d evelop configurable RISC processors based on Hitachi's SuperH architecture of 32-bit RISC devices (see January 22, 2001, story). In April of that year SuperH architecture passed to SuperH Inc., a joint venture formed by Hitachi and STMicroelectronics.
At the time of the Triscend-Hitachi announcement Stanley Yang was president and chief executive officer of Triscend.
"We are thrilled to attract an executive of Reynette's caliber to Triscend. Her wealth of semiconductor industry experience and tenure leading ARM Inc. will be a tremendous asset for Triscend immediately and in the future," said Arthur Trueger, chairman of Berkeley International Capital Corp., in a statement. Berkeley International is an investor in Triscend.