SOURCE: Tilera Corporation

June 25, 2008 09:01 ET

Bill Sweeney Joins Tilera Corporation as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Tilera Corporation, developer of the breakthrough TILE™ family of high-performance processors for the embedded market, today announced that it has appointed industry veteran Bill Sweeney as vice president of Worldwide Sales. Sweeney, who was previously vice president of Worldwide Sales at Axiom Microdevices, will report directly to Omid Tahernia, president and CEO of Tilera Corporation.

Sweeney has 23 years of sales and marketing experience with public and start-up companies in the telecommunications industry. In his previous role at Axiom Microdevices, Sweeney successfully designed and launched the company's first product, which sold greater than 15 million units. Prior to Axiom, Sweeney served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at REMEC. There he grew corporate revenue from $196 million to $500 million, while maintaining industry leading gross margins.

"Customers' increasing need for performance, low power consumption, and ease of programming is generating a strong demand for Tilera's processors across networking appliances, video processing applications, and wireless infrastructure equipment," said Tahernia. "Bill brings vast and diverse solution sales experience in the Wireless and Wireline market segments. He will drive expansion of the sales team and global channel strategies to capitalize on these markets' needs for the Tile family of processors."

Sweeney started his career at Harris/3M Corporation in sales. He later joined Chaparral Network Solutions. He also spent eight years at Cisco Systems where he held a variety of sales and marketing positions including western United States Regional Manager for service provider line of business and director of Market Development for global service providers. Sweeney also held a vice president of sales position at Ensemble Communications. He holds a BA in economics from San Diego State University, California.

About Tilera

Tilera Corporation is the industry leader in highly-scalable general purpose multicore TILE™ processor family for the embedded market. Tilera's processors are based on a new mesh iMesh™ architecture that scales to hundreds of RISC-based cores on a single chip. The distributed nature of Tilera's revolutionary architecture and the standards-based tools, such as C/C++ compiler, GNU tools and Eclipse IDE, provide an unprecedented combination of performance, power efficiency and programming flexibility. Tilera was founded in October 2004 and launched its first product, the 64-core TILE64™ processor, in August 2007. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with locations in Westborough, Mass., Beijing and Bangalore, India.

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