SAN JOSE, Calif. - Tessera Technologies Inc. has named Bob Roohparvar as its new president of its struggling Imaging & Optics unit.
Roohparvar will report to Tessera’s Chairman, President and CEO Henry R. Nothhaft, and will be responsible for the company’s Imaging & Optics segment, including strategy and operations.
Roohparvar joins Tessera from Flextronics, which he joined in 2006 as president of FlexPower.
He replaces Michael Bereziuk, who recently resigned. Recently, Tessera scrapped further development of its wafer-level optics line for camera modules, which was part of the Imaging & Optics unit.
As part of Tessera's recent reorganization of its Imaging & Optics segment, the company also announced a reduction of its Imaging & Optics employees that is anticipated to be up to 15 percent of the company’s worldwide employee base.
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