Dr. Chris Rowen


Dr. Chris Rowen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Tensilica. He founded Tensilica in July 1997 to develop automatic generation of application-specific microprocessors for high-volume communication and consumer systems. He was a pioneer in the development of RISC architecture at Stanford with Prof. John Hennessy. He helped start MIPS Computer Systems Inc. in 1984, and served as Vice President for Microprocessor Development. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Design Reuse Group of Synopsys Incorporated.

Email address: rowen@tensilica.com

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