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Team

Gordon A. Campbell

Co-Founder,  Chairman & CEO

Gordon Campbell brings a wealth of experience and expertise in founding, building and successfully launching a wide range of technology-based enterprises. He has repeatedly taken early stage concepts from start-up to high volume revenue and profits, creating over $5 billion of market value in the process.

Mr. Campbell began his career as Intel’s first Corporate Marketing Manager moving into managing one of the company’s largest divisions. He left Intel to found SEEQ Technology, which became a leading manufacturer and the developer of the industry’s first Ethernet chip. Following SEEQ, Campbell founded and became Chairman and CEO of CHIPS and Technologies, the world’s first fabless semiconductor company. CHIPS and Technologies was instrumental in pioneering the PC-compatible computer marketplace that early customers such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell now dominate. As a result of his success at CHIPS and Technologies, Mr. Campbell was named Inc. Magazine’s 1989 “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

In his 40-year career, Mr. Campbell has also served on the Board of Directors for 3COM, Bell Micro, and Palm, and has founded, invested in, and been involved with a number of highly successful start-ups, including CHIPS and Technologies, 3dfx Interactive, Cobalt Networks, HotRail, NetMind, PortalPlayer and Resonate.

In honor of this repeated success, the FSA named Mr. Campbell as the 2007 recipient of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.

Gary Martin

CFO

Gary Martin has a significant amount of experience as a Chief Financial Officer, supporting early stage companies as well as managing finance and operations for large public corporations.   Recently he held the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MobileSmarts, a semiconductor company serving the automotive industry. Prior to MobileSmarts, Mr. Martin served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Halo Data Devices, a supplier of data storage products for the disk drive market.

Mr. Martin was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of 3dfx Interactive, Inc. driving the company through a successful IPO and later acquired by Nvidia.

  Prior to this position, from September 1993 to July 1995, he served as Vice President of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer for MiniStor Peripherals Corporation, a supplier of data storage products for the mobile computer market.

  From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Martin was Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for CHIPS and Technologies, Inc., where he also developed joint business ventures within the Soviet Union.

  From 1983 to 1984, Mr. Martin was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Starstruck, Inc., a company involved in space development through private enterprise.

In addition, Mr. Martin was one of the earliest employees at Apple Computer, Inc., where he held both corporate and European controller positions during the period from 1977 to 1983.

Paul Master

Co-Founder & CTO

Paul Master has over 30 years’ experience in high tech development and management in both start-up company environments and large corporations. His previous roles included positions as CEO, CTO, VP of Engineering, VP of Systems Engineering, VP of Architecture, and Director of Marketing among others. He has held positions in multiple startups, as well as larger companies such as The Boeing Company, ARGOSystems, & ACER America.

Master was on the team that shipped the industry’s first Digital Trans-multiplexer, the first 3D Seismic Array Correlator for the Geophysical Industry, commercialized the first Cascaded Integrated Comb Filters IC’s and the first Smart Antenna Cellular Base Stations.  Master helped start and commercialize the field of Reconfigurable Computing.  While at The Boeing Company, Master co-founded a new division; to bring Reconfigurable Computing based telecommunications products to market.

Master has over 100 patents issued or pending, over 35 professional publications and 13 first pass ASIC successes. He has been the keynote speaker & conference speaker at a variety of technical conferences dealing with multi-core, reconfigurable computing, FPGA, Software Defined Radio and Computer Architectures. His specialties are low power architectures, multi-core processor systems, digital signal processing, multi-media, software defined radio, wireless, massively parallel computing, & telecommunications.

Master received a B.A. in Computer Science from The University of California at Berkeley, and a M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Dr. Fred Furtek

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Dr. Furtek has broad experience in both hardware and software development with special expertise in multicore processors and functional verification tools and methods.  He was among the pioneers in the area of formal verification (The MITRE Corporation and The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory), and it was at these two companies that Dr. Furtek began a long-term project to develop groundbreaking tools for full functional verification of digital systems.

During breaks in this effort, Dr. Furtek founded a field-programmable-gate-array company (Concurrent Logic) whose technology has been licensed to Apple Computer, National Semiconductor and IBM and which was ultimately acquired by Atmel Corporation.  He has also led pioneering efforts to develop new computing platforms based on reconfigurable, multicore architectures unrivaled in price/performance and energy efficiency (Interval Research, QuickSilver Technology and Rapport, Inc.).

At CORNAMI, this 30+ years of experience has provided the foundation for Dr. Furtek’s most recent accomplishment: solving the multicore programming problem, which has bedeviled computer science for the past 50 years.

Dr. Furtek holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s and doctorate in computer science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has 30 issued U.S. patents.

Marty Franz

VP Engineering

Marty Franz has over 26 years of experience in software development including at the executive management level.    He has an extensive background in Internet and embedded software development, 2D and 3D graphics technologies, network architecture design as well as Internet content delivery and project management.

He was recently Vice President of Engineering at YESvideo developing products and solutions for legacy home content.   Prior to that, Marty Franz was Vice President of Engineering at Vidomi – helping to pioneer the market for MPEG-4 / DivX by developing high performance DivX encode and playback software.   He also worked as Vice President of Technology for Segasoft, where he managed multiple game development teams and assisted in the specification and development of the Sega Saturn game console, Sega 32X game console, and the Sega Dreamcast game console.

Darlene Kindler

VP Marketing

Darlene Kindler has extensive experience in technology, consumer electronics and semiconductor products.  She has repeatedly focused on emerging technologies and products in companies such as Nintendo, who was entering the then, nascent video game industry – 3dfx Interactive, a 3D graphics chip –  CHIPs & Systems, an adaptive chip – AdscapeMedia, a dynamic in-game advertising company, and others.

In her role at Nintendo, she was one of the key people credited with establishing an International effort in Europe by building out the distribution network for commercial games.   Ms. Kindler went on to establish a wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S.  for a Japanese video game company, IREM,  rolling out a number of products successfully, including the award winning key launch product for Nintendo’s next generation console.

In tune with her entrepreneurial spirit, Darlene Kindler took on the role of Vice President, Consumer Marketing/Third Party for a startup company called 3dfx Interactive.  3dfx was in the business of designing the first 3D graphics controller for the PC.  She developed and supervised all aspects of the developer program as well as the additional responsibility for marketing where she executed a branded retail program that resulted in 3dfx winning the Interactive Game Industry award for “Best Hardware Marketing.”  Runner’s up were Sony PlayStation and Nintendo.

Ms. Kindler moved on to a new company in an emerging industry as VP Publishing for Adscape Media, a technology networking company focused on dynamic in-game advertising.  Google acquired the company.   SONY recruited her to establish a new multimedia advertising division at SONY SCEA for the PlayStation and its online multimedia network.  She drafted a new business plan, which was presented to the global operating committee in Japan for SONY and approved.

Most recently she worked at LeoNovus, a distributed cloud company.

Denoid Tucker

VP Product & Services

Denoid Tucker comes to Cornami from his success at TierPoint where he was charged with TierPoint’s technical vision, the alignment of technology deployment and corporate strategy.  He directed the integration of technology into all TierPoint data centers; and provided leadership and management of the company’s Product Engineering and Sales Operations functions.

Denoid joined TierPoint through its 2014 acquisition of Xand, where he also served as CTO. Prior to Xand, Denoid held key technical executive roles at RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, overseeing the design and implementation of the company’s award-winning cloud platform.

Other leadership roles include Vice President of Technology at StrataScale, where he expanded the company’s service portfolio to include cloud hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions; and Photronics where he engineered enterprise-class IT systems and a global infrastructure that powered photo-masking processes for Motorola, AMD and other semiconductor manufacturers.

A native of Los Angeles, Denoid studied computer science at California State University at Northridge