OXFORD, England Embedded system-on-chip (SoC) developer, Ignios, has appointed Rick Clucas as chief executive officer.
Clucas was previously the first employee of Argonaut Software, ultimately serving on the board of directors and driving the spin-off of the configurable processor company ARC International. At ARC, Clucas managed overall technical direction, sales and marketing functions, and was closely involved with the company’s financing. More recently Clucas was a director at investment bank Beeson Gregory.
Miki Granski from Ignios co-investor Alice Lab. said, “Rick has a blend of commercial experience that is highly prized. He is one of those rare individuals that has actually founded a start-up and taken it through to the significant revenue levels that underpinned a very successful IPO.”
Clucas, said, “When I first heard Ignios’ proposition it resonated so strongly with my own views and experience that I had to find out more. Ignios is developing a truly innovative, commercially-sound solution to one of the key challenges emerging in the embedded market. As multiple cores such as microprocessors, DSPs and other co-processors are added onto a single chip, developing applications that can exploit the full capabilities of these potentially powerful devices becomes a significant challenge for software developers. With Ignios’ SystemWeaver we can unlock that potential and deliver real value to the bottom-line profits of chip companies and their end customers.”
Ignios was set up in 2003 to develop and market products that enable the real-time on-chip system management of complex multi-core SoC devices. It has applied for a patent for its SystemWeaver technology, which it believes, will enable the full performance and price-potential of complex multi-core chips to be realised efficiently through software application development. SystemWeaver comprises software and hardware components that can be integrated with little or no modification to the existing chip architecture or cores. It provides a unified programming model to the multi-core device, which enables programmers to continue to develop applications at a high level of abstraction.