Wind River's Jerry Fiddler Joins Tensilica Board of Directors
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2001--Tensilica® Inc., the leading supplier of configurable processor cores for embedded system-on-chip (SOC) applications, announced today that Jerry Fiddler, chairman and cofounder of Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices, has joined the company's board of directors.
``We are truly delighted to welcome Jerry Fiddler to our board of directors,'' said Chris Rowen, Tensilica's president and CEO. ``His outstanding entrepreneurial experience will be an extraordinary asset for Tensilica. He has created and forged the world's preeminent supplier of commercial real-time operating systems and has been a luminary at the intersection of silicon and software for more than two decades. We look forward to his wisdom and guidance as the convergence of hardware and software on to single chips of silicon continues.''
``I have followed Tensilica closely over the past three years, both as an investor and as an observer of key embedded technology and business trends,'' said Jerry Fiddler. ``The company's combination of configurable processor technology, outstanding people and customer momentum is compelling. They're well positioned at a key point in the new trend toward dynamic silicon. I look forward to serving on the board of directors.''
About Jerry Fiddler
Fiddler cofounded Wind River Systems in 1981. Today Wind River, with operations worldwide, is the market share leader in embedded technology and continues to innovate and define the market.
Beginning with his tenure at the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Fiddler has earned a reputation as an expert in the design and implementation of real-time systems. He has published and presented numerous papers and articles on embedded technology and the rise of hidden, or embedded, computers in everyday life.
Fiddler graduated from the University of Illinois with a double baccalaureate in music and photography, and he received an M.S. in computer science from the same institution.
Tensilica was founded in July 1997 to address the fast-growing market for configurable processors and software development tools for high volume, embedded systems. Using the company's proprietary Xtensa Processor Generator, system-on-chip (SOC) designers can develop a processor subsystem hardware design and a complete software development tool environment tailored to their specific requirements in hours.
Tensilica's solutions provide a proven, easy-to-use methodology that enables designers to achieve optimum application performance in minimum design time. The Company has over 140 engineers engaged in research, development, and customer support from its offices in Santa Clara, Calif.; Burlington, Mass.; Princeton, N.J.; Houston; Oxford, U.K.; Stockholm, Sweden; Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; and Yokohama, Japan.
Tensilica is headquartered in Santa Clara (95054) at 3255-6 Scott Boulevard, and can be reached at 408/986-8000 or via www.tensilica.com on the World Wide Web.
Note to Editors: ``Tensilica'' is a registered trademark and ``Xtensa'' is a trademark belonging to Tensilica Inc. ``Wind River Systems'' is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc.
Tensilica's announced licensees are, in alphabetical order, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, Fujitsu Limited, Hughes Network Systems, Ikanos Communications, JNI Corporation, Marvell (Galileo Technology), Mindspeed Technologies, National Semiconductor, NEC Networks, NEC Solutions, NTT, ONEX Communications, TranSwitch Corporation and ZiLOG.
Tensilica's Board of Directors is composed of the following industry and academic leaders:
Bandel Carano : General Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Jerry Fiddler : Chairman and Cofounder, Wind River Systems Inc.
Harvey C. Jones : Chairman and Cofounder, Tensilica, Inc.
Richard Newton, Ph.D. : Dean of the School of Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
Chris Rowen, Ph.D. : President, CEO and Cofounder, Tensilica, Inc.
James Wei : General Partner and Cofounder of Worldview Technology Partners
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