Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
Semiconductor Industry Veteran Joins Award-Winning Configurable Processor Company Santa Clara, Calif. – March 7, 2005
– – Tensilica, Inc., the only company to automate the design of optimized application-specific configurable processors, today announced that Dan Weed has joined the company in the newly created role of vice president of customer engineering. Weed is a semiconductor industry veteran with more than 25 years experience in design center management, marketing and engineering at Cadence Design Systems, LSI Logic, Fujitsu Microelectronics and Texas Instruments.
“Dan has the extensive background and experience we want to take on this new role driving our customer-engagement strategy,” said Chris Rowen, Tensilica president and CEO. “Dan will be responsible for organizing and managing Tensilica’s technical support and customer engineering operations and we are pleased to have someone with such a successful track record working with us and our valued customers.”
Most recently, Weed was corporate vice president of strategic marketing at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at LSI Logic including senior vice president of worldwide customer engineering and senior vice president, system design automation. He joined LSI Logic after working at Symbios Logic, which was acquired by LSI Logic in 1998. At Symbios Logic, Weed was Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Weed started his career in design center and engineering positions at Fujitsu Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Data General and California Devices. About Tensilica
Tensilica was founded in July 1997 to address the growing need for optimized, application-specific microprocessor solutions in high-volume embedded applications. With a configurable and extensible microprocessor core called Xtensa, Tensilica is the only company that has automated and patented the time-consuming process of generating a customized microprocessor core along with a complete software development tool environment, producing new configurations in a matter of hours. For more information, visit www.tensilica.com
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