Tundra Builds Momentum Toward Execution of New Business Strategy
OTTAWA, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
(TSX:TUN), the world leader in System Interconnect, has appointed Dr. Benny
Chang to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and promoted Mr. Ed
Vopni to Vice President of Operations. Dr. Chang and Mr. Vopni bring
technology innovation, market-driven focus, and momentum to Tundra's smart
interconnect solutions strategy.
As CTO, Dr. Chang will play a key role in executing Tundra's business
plan by leading the development of the Company's technology and intellectual
property roadmap. As the Company's champion for innovation, Dr. Chang will
provide technical vision that enables and anticipates the Company's business
strategy. In addition to the CTO role, Dr. Chang will continue in his current
role as Vice President of Engineering.
Dr. Chang has over 30 years experience in the integrated circuit
industry, joining Tundra in 2000, following its acquisition of Quadic
Systems Inc., where he was Vice President of Research and Development.
Dr. Chang received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics, his Masters
of Science and his Ph.D in Solid State Electronics from the University of
Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom.
"Benny's extensive experience in the semiconductor industry makes him the
ideal candidate for the Chief Technology Officer role at Tundra. Benny brings
strong leadership skills, technical expertise and passion for delivering value
to customers," said Daniel Hoste, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Vopni will be responsible for
overseeing supply chain operations, quality, program management and product
engineering. The Vice President of Operations role was previously part of the
executive portfolio for which Daniel Hoste was responsible, as Vice President
Mr. Vopni previously held the position of Director of Engineering at
Tundra, having joined the company in 2003. Prior to joining Tundra, Mr. Vopni
held progressively senior engineering roles at Gennum Corporation, Mitel,
Nortel Networks and most recently at IceFyre Semiconductor. Mr. Vopni's proven
track record, including 15 years at Nortel, will add significant value and
strength to Tundra's leadership team.
"Ed's 28 years of experience in this industry makes him an excellent
choice to fulfill the Vice President of Operations position at Tundra. Ed will
be a key driver in the deployment and execution of our new business strategy,
leading delivery of all products, at the right time, and at the right cost,"
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) supplies the world's leading
communications, computing and storage companies with smart System Interconnect
products, intellectual property (IP) and design services backed by world-class
customer service and technical support. Tundra's track record of product
leadership includes over a decade of bridges and switches enabling key
industry standards: RapidIO(R), PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express(R), PowerPC(R), VME,
HyperTransport(TM), Interlaken, and SPI4.2. Tundra's products deliver high
functional quality and simplified board design and layout, with specific focus
on system level signal integrity. Tundra's design services division, Silicon
Logic Engineering, Inc., offers industry-leading ASIC and FPGA design
services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development
consulting. Tundra's smart technology connects critical components in high
performance embedded systems around the world. For more information, please
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