SiFive, a provider of RISC-V platforms and custom silicon solutions, appointed former Qualcomm executive Patrick Little as president and CEO, taking over from Naveed Sherwani, who will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Little was most recently senior vice president and general manager of the global automotive business at Qualcomm, where he worked for nine years. He previously served in a variety of executive roles at Xilinx, where he worked for six years.
“Across the technology industry, a sharpened focus on workload-acceleration to solve next-generation computing challenges is driving demand for SiFive’s configurable RISC-V-based platforms,” Little said in a statement. “Our industry-leading technology portfolio provides a unique platform that empowers our customers to deliver differentiated solutions in their markets.”