Ted Marena, Author at Embedded.com

Ted Marena

Ted Marena is the director of FPGA/SOC marketing at Microsemi. He has over 20 years’ experience in FPGAs. Previously Marena has held roles in business development, product & strategic marketing. He was awarded Innovator of the Year in February 2014 when he worked for Lattice Semiconductor. Marena has defined, created and executed unique marketing platform solutions for vertical markets including consumer, wireless small cells, industrial, cameras, displays and automotive applications. Marena spearheaded multiple partnership projects with industry leaders, such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Sony, during his earlier years at Lattice Semiconductor. Marena started working as a field application engineer and a sales manager before he moved to marketing. His understanding of the complete electronics design cycle has earned him a reputation as an expert in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Lattice Semiconductor, Marena spent nearly four years as a hardware design engineer at Wang Computers. During his tenure at Wang Computers, Marena designed boards for Ethernet, ISDN, RS232 and T1/E1, where he honed skills necessary to effectively drive SOC & FPGAs. Marena holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut and a MBA from Bentley College’s Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business.