John Bourgoin joined our Board of Directors in September 2011. Mr. Bourgoin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc. from 1998 until his retirement in 2009.
Previously, he had served as Senior Vice President of Silicon Graphics, Inc. from 1996 to 1998, where he established the intellectual property business model for MIPS and orchestrated the MIPS spin-out from Silicon Graphics. Mr. Bourgoin also was employed at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., where he held various senior positions, including Group Vice President of Microprocessor Products.
He also has extensive experience in the programmable logic industry, having served as the Vice President of AMD’s Programmable Logic Division. Mr. Bourgoin is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Micrel, Inc.