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Altera technology VP joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES

11 May 2009 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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Curtis “Mojy” ChianFormer Vice President of Technology Development at fabless semiconductor firm, Altera Corporation, Curtis “Mojy” Chian has been appointed Head of Design Enablement at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Chian will be responsible for customers have the necessary design infrastructure at the newly formed foundry and will based in Sunnyvale, California.

“As we continue the transformation to a leading-edge foundry, design enablement will be one of the most critical functions to support the acquisition of new customers,” said Doug Grose, chief executive officer of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Mojy brings the right combination of technical know-how and leadership experience to oversee our design enablement team, which is charged with ensuring that our customers’ designs can be produced in high volume on leading-edge technology, while ensuring the fastest possible time-to-market.”

“Over the course of 2009, we will take steps to build out the design enablement team as we prepare to accept third-party designs later this year,” noted Chian.

At Altera Corporation, Chian managed all development, infrastructure, and manufacturing aspects of silicon process technologies. While overseeing a global team of engineers in San Jose, Malaysia, and Taiwan, he also served as TSMC’s technology ambassador to Altera customers. Prior to Altera, Chian was senior vice president of core technology and analog engineering at Mindspeed Technologies.

Chian holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering, as well as a master’s degree in applied mathematics, from Florida Institute of Technology.

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