MIPS Technologies

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MIPS Technologies

(MIPS Technologies, Inc., Mountain View, CA, www.mips.com) Founded in 1984 as MIPS Computer Systems Inc., the company merged with SGI in 1992 and spun off as an independent entity once again in 2000. MIPS is the designer of RISC-based microprocessors, which are made under license by NEC, Toshiba, Philips and others. They are widely used in myriad products, including printers and copiers, DVDs and digital TVs. MIPS also licenses its compilers and RISC/OS system software.

SGI computers used to be powered by MIPS CPUs, and earlier chips used an "R" designation as in R3000, R4000, R5000, etc. Subsequently, chip models fell into MIPS32 and MIPS64 families. See SGI.
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Previously, De Simone was a vice president for platform engineering at Brocade Communications, vice president and director of engineering for Compaq and Tandem Computer Systems, and director of engineering, manufacturing and quality at MIPS Computer Systems.
Then served as director of financial planning, Tandem Computers, 1981-84; corporate controller, WYSE Technology, 1984-89; VP, corporate controller, MIPS Computer Systems, 1989-91; SVP of finance and administration and CFO, PeopleSoft Inc.
He cofounded MIPS Computer Systems, now MIPS Technologies, which designs microprocessors.
In addition, Codd held various financial management positions at MIPS Computer Systems, Inc.
Riordan served in various design and managerial roles at MIPS Computer Systems, where he was instrumental in the definition, design and the development of various microprocessor integrated circuits utilizing the MIPS reduced instruction set computing architecture.
He has held senior executive positions at IBM and Apple Computer, and served as president and CEO of Central Point Software, Magellen Corporation, and Integrated Systems, and was president of MIPS Computer Systems.
Specifically, his experience includes roles as chief executive officer of Cartesis and iMediation, vice president and general manager of Netscape EMEA, as well as senior roles at the Paul Allen Group and MIPS Computer Systems.
He also has served as vice president of worldwide operations at Silicon Graphics and as senior vice president of manufacturing and customer service of MIPS Computer Systems.
Riordan was director of CMOS VLSI for MIPS Computer Systems, where he led development efforts for the R4000 64-bit microprocessor and the M2000 20 mips computer system.
He joined Pyramid in 1992 after relocating from Europe, where his last position was European marketing manager with MIPS Computer Systems, Inc.
Tom's experience in the industry, including his experience with Applied Materials, Silicon Graphics, MIPS Computer Systems and Hewlett-Packard makes Tom an obvious choice to lead Electroglas as the CEO and Chairman.
Earlier career experience includes marketing and product management roles at Maspar Computer Corporation, Mips Computer Systems, and Hewlett-Packard.