Willem P. Roelandts

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Xilinx, Inc.

Willem P. Roelandts

Willem P. Roelandts

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Xilinx, Inc.

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Career Highlights

AccelChip, Inc.
Xilinx, Inc.

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1393

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1945

Age

74

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Co-Founder at eSilicon Corp.

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Director at Azuro, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Medigram, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Entefy, Inc.

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Chief of Staff to the President at Santa Clara University

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Xilinx, Inc.

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Director & Founding Member at Sunflower Mission

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Former Chief Technology Officer at Xilinx, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Entefy, Inc.

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Former President at Santa Clara University

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Willem P. Roelandts
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Xilinx, Inc.
Education
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1965
Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2008

AccelChip Inc. provides software solutions based on MATLAB for embedded signal processing, including intellectual property (IP), for embedded digital signal processing (DSP) design. It develops and markets design tools, integrated verification flows and parametric IP toolkits that automate the development & implementation of DSP algorithms in FPGAs and ASICs. AccelChip's proven solution integrates the domain-specific DSP design environment (MATLAB) with industry-standard hardware design flows from leading silicon & EDA vendors, such as Aldec, Altera, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synplicity, Synopsys, The MathWorks and Xilinx. The company was founded by Dr. Prith Banerjee in 2000 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1996 - 2008

Xilinx, Inc. engages in the design and development of programmable logic semiconductor devices and the related software design tools. It also provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company was founded by Ross Freeman, Bernard Vonderschmitt, and James V. Barnett in February 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Computer Systems Organizations
1990 - 1992

HP Inc. enages in the provision of personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions, and services. It operates through following business segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment gives consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions and services,and scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes HP Labs and certain business incubation projects. The company was founded by William R. Hewlett and David Packard in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
Prior - 2008

AccelChip Inc. provides software solutions based on MATLAB for embedded signal processing, including intellectual property (IP), for embedded digital signal processing (DSP) design. It develops and markets design tools, integrated verification flows and parametric IP toolkits that automate the development & implementation of DSP algorithms in FPGAs and ASICs. AccelChip's proven solution integrates the domain-specific DSP design environment (MATLAB) with industry-standard hardware design flows from leading silicon & EDA vendors, such as Aldec, Altera, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synplicity, Synopsys, The MathWorks and Xilinx. The company was founded by Dr. Prith Banerjee in 2000 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

Chairman
1996 - Prior

Xilinx Technology Ventures is a strategic investor that seeks to blend strategic goals with favorable financial returns. All investments require that they establish a strong strategic link and identify an internal Xilinx sponsor who serves as the advocate for the candidate company. They prefer to invest along with one or more high quality venture capital or corporate investors. The firm generally does not lead rounds, nor do they participate in follow-on rounds, unless they determine this is necessary to achieve strategic objectives. Their target geographies are North America and Europe. End market areas of interest include (but are not limited to): networking, cellular and wireless, next generation broadband, storage and servers, high performance computing, industrial, automotive telematics, consumer electronics, video, military and surveillance

Member, Board of Trustees
Current
Political Donations
$500
2002

Representative from Connecticut's 6th Congressional District

$500
2002

President & Chief Executive Officer at American Chemistry Council, Inc.

$1,000
2002

Advisor at SparkLabs Ventures

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