Codasip Hires IP Industry Veteran Chris Jones as Vice President of Marketing

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Brno, Czech Republic – October 16th 2017 – Codasip, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded CPU cores, today announced that Chris Jones has joined as Vice President of Marketing, reporting to CEO Karel Masařík.

“We are very pleased to add Chris to the Codasip executive team,” declared Karel Masařík, CEO and founder of Codasip. “As we execute our strategy to be the leading supplier of RISC-V based processor solutions, we need a strong leadership team to allow us to continue our rapid growth. Chris’s experience in microprocessor IP marketing and licensing will be critical to our success.”

Jones was most recently Group Director of Product Marketing and Business Operations for the Tensilica business unit within the IP Group at Cadence Design Systems. He officially assumed his role at Codasip on October 1st.

“I am very excited to be joining Codasip at this time,” said Jones. “I am impressed by the Codasip team and their achievements – the unique design tools that allow customers to rapidly bring new processors to market, and the broadest RISC-V portfolio in the industry. I look forward to helping them reach their strategic goals.”

During his 13 years at Tensilica (acquired by Cadence in 2013), Jones held various product marketing and business operations leadership positions. Prior to Tensilica, he worked in engineering and business development at NEC Electronics and Philips Semiconductors. He has a BSE from Tulane University.

About Codasip

Codasip delivers leading-edge processor IP and high-level design tools that provide ASIC designers with all the advantages of an open standard, such as the RISC-V ISA, along with the unique ability to automatically optimize the processor IP. As a founding member of the RISC-V foundation and a long-term supplier of LLVM and GNU based processor solutions, Codasip is committed to open standards for embedded processors. Formed in 2006 and headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, Codasip currently has offices in the US and Europe, with representatives in Asia and Israel. More information on Codasip’s products and services is available at