He also held positions at Silicon Graphics, MIPS Computer Systems
, and HP.
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.
to produce a new video entertainment system to be powered by a 64-bit RISC microprocessor from MIPS Computer Systems
He cofounded MIPS Computer Systems
, now MIPS Technologies, which designs microprocessors.
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.
The machines are built around the Mips R3000 microprocessor from 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
And by endorsing Motorola's RISC chip, the MC88000, both vendors have brought a third power into the RISC-Unix battle, which has been dominated so far by Sun, with its Sparc line, and MIPS Computer Systems
, which manufactures CPUs for Digital Equipment Corp.
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
Earlier career experience includes marketing and product management roles at Maspar Computer Corporation, Mips Computer Systems
, and Hewlett-Packard.
He was a pioneer in the development of RISC architecture at Stanford in the early 1980s and helped start MIPS Computer Systems
Prior to joining Central Point, Boesenberg was president of MIPS Computer Systems