Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Netronome Appoints New CEO and CFO

Netronome, which specializes in network flow processors, named Howard Bubb as its new president and CEO and Perry Grace as CFO. Bubb most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer of fabless semiconductor company Ambric until its acquisition by Nethra in 2009. Previously, he held executive management positions at Intel including corporate officer and vice president of Intel's $1.7B Communications Infrastructure Group (CIG) which led the industry in network processors, embedded application processors, 10G optical modules and modular communications platforms. Bubb joined Intel through its acquisition of Dialogic, where he was CEO. Bubb replaces Netronome founder and CEO, Niel Viljoen, who has been responsible for the company's technology vision, and who will now become chief development officer.

Perry Grace joins Netronome from Zilog, Inc., a microcontroller company, where he served as the company's chief financial officer and executive vice president since 2001. During his time at Zilog, Grace led the company to a successful IPO in 2004 and was responsible for leading the finance, IT, legal, facilities and human resources functions. Prior to Zilog, Grace spent 12 years at National Semiconductor Corporation.http://www.netronome.com

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