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Former Transmeta CEO Art Swift accepts MIPS Technologies‚?? marketing VP role

23 March 2009 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Going Places

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Art SwiftA semiconductor industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in marketing and executive management, Art Swift has joined the MIPS Technologies executive team as Vice President of Marketing to aid the company’s global IP business efforts.

Reporting to President and CEO John Bourgoin, Mr. Swift’s role will include drawing upon his experience in defining and launching technology products and building relationships with global technology companies.

Mr. Swift joins the company from his most recent role as president and CEO of Unidym, Inc. At Transmeta Corp., he was president, CEO and senior vice president of marketing, prior to which he served as COO at Lynuxworks and vice president and general manager of several of Cirrus Logic’s divisions.

He has served in senior marketing, business development and engineering positions with Summit Microelectronics, Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment, Bipolar Integrated Technology, and Fairchild Semiconductor. A co-inventor of three U.S. patents, Swift has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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