ABINGDON, England -- Celoxica Ltd., a spin-off from Oxford University and pioneer of so-called hardware compilation, has appointed Phil Bishop as chief executive officer. Bishop joins Celoxica from Mentor Graphics Corp. where he was vice president and general manager of worldwide consulting.
Bishop replaces Jon Treanor who stood down as CEO at the beginning of 2002 (see January 4 story ). Since then Bernard Morgan, chief financial officer, has served as interim president and CEO.
Under Treanor, Celoxica developed alliances and partnerships with Altera Corp. Wind River Systems Inc. and Xilinx, Inc. as well as opening offices in Yokohama, Japan, and Singapore.
The company's technology allows software developers to use a C-like language, Handel-C, to write function descriptions that can ultimately be compiled and transformed into circuit descriptions.
"The great strength of Celoxica is that it is not simply the Handel-C language company, but with DK1.1 development system it offers a complete design flow from algorithms to FPGAs," said Bishop, in a statement. "In a world where most algorithms are implemented in ANSI C, Celoxica provides the designer with fast and efficient tools for rapid prototyping and reduced time to market. System architects, particularly those developing embedded systems can make better decisions on hardware-software trade-offs and design partitioning."
"Phil brings an unusually wide range of experience to Celoxica," commented Jack Fryer, chairman of Celoxica. "This extends from ASIC design through sales, marketing and consultancy to senior management and corporate strategy; all skills that will be needed to take Celoxica through its next stage of development."