Industry Veteran Lends Sales and Marketing Expertise to Prominent FPGA ManufacturerMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 26, 2004
- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced the appointment of Dan McCranie to its board of directors. McCranie brings more than 35 years of sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor and communications industries to his new role on Actel's board of directors. McCranie currently serves as chairman of the board for several semiconductor manufacturers, including ON Semiconductor, Xicor and Virage Logic.
"Dan's three decades of sales and marketing experience and impeccable reputation within the semiconductor industry make him a wonderful addition to the Actel board of directors," said John East, president and CEO of Actel. "Dan will complement well the other members of our board of directors and quickly contribute to Actel's overall success."
McCranie worked most recently as the vice president of sales and marketing for Cypress Semiconductor. Prior to that, McCranie was the chairman, CEO and president of SEEQ Technology, a supplier of mixed-signal data communications products. Leading up to his tenure at SEEQ, McCranie held positions of increasing responsibility in management, engineering, and sales and marketing at Harris Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, American Microsystems and Philips Corporation. McCranie holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University.About Actel
Actel Corporation is a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools and design services, targeted for the high-speed communications, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant markets. Founded in 1985, Actel employs more than 500 people worldwide. The Company is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA, 94043-4655. Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835). Internet: http://www.actel.com
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