Dr. Wally Rhines, CEO of Cornami, Inc.
Dr. Mark Tehranipoor, Director of FICS Research at the University of Florida, sits down virtually with Dr. Wally Rhines, CEO of Cornami, to have a chat about popular topics in the semiconductor industry and hardware security.
Wally Rhines is widely recognized as an expert in business value creation and technology for the semiconductor and electronic design automation (EDA) industries.
Dr. Rhines was CEO of Mentor Graphics (a “Big Three” EDA company with $1.3B+ revenue) for 24 years, has served on the boards of five public companies, managed the semiconductor business of Texas Instruments (TI), and is a spokesperson, writer and highly-sought-after speaker for the high-tech industry delivering more than twenty keynotes per year.
Dr. Rhines currently serves as President and CEO of Cornami, Inc., consults for investors, corporations and the U.S. government on strategic directions, value creation and technology and serves on public and private boards.
Business achievements include major turnarounds, both at Texas Instruments, through his creation and management of the digital signal processing business, and at Mentor, where he managed more than 3X growth in revenue and a 10X increase in enterprise value before acquisition by Siemens AG.
Dr. Rhines’ technical expertise includes semiconductor design, technical software development, process engineering and manufacturing as well as financial modeling of trends and value creation. He has published two books, one focusing on analytical techniques for predicting semiconductor business trends and the other relating little known events in the evolution of the semiconductor industry.
He has been deeply involved in global business development including projects in China and India.
As CEO and Director, he has managed businesses through difficulties including unfriendly takeover attempts, favorable outcomes for both the company and the activists, with three of the world’s leading activist investors, and volatile economic and business cycles.
He continues to seek new opportunities to grow businesses, particularly through private equity, consulting and personal investing.
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