Prior to SiFive, Renxin has 20+ years of SOC and FPGA design and management experience, most recently at Altera/Intel. His experiences range from SOCs for consumer applications to high-end FPGAs on leading process nodes, using both ASIC and full custom design flows. Renxin has a proven, successful track record of building organizations and delivering products at both startups and large corporations.
Renxin holds a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
April 13, 2017. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Renxin Xia has been named Vice President, Engineering at SiFive. The search was led by Mark Lonergan and Alex Zakupowsky.
SiFive is the first fabless provider of customized semiconductors based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. Founded by RISC-V inventors Krste Asanovic, Yunsup Lee and Andrew Waterman, SiFive democratizes access to custom silicon by helping system designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized RISC-V based semiconductors. SiFive is located in San Francisco and has venture backing from Sutter Hill Ventures.
SiFive is changing the way people buy IP and semiconductors, fundamentally changing the way the market operates. SiFive is growing at a very rapid pace, and the company needs talented people that can help fulfill our vision at scale. Renxin will grow the team, drive SiFive’s roadmap and deliver our vision of bringing customized semiconductors to the masses.
I’m excited to join the wonderful team at SiFive to build on their tremendous early success with RISC-V and continuing the mission of democratizing custom silicon. By leveraging the power of the open-source and agile hardware development, we are revolutionizing the silicon industry by putting custom silicon within reach for everyone.
SiFive is a game-changing company. Entrepreneurs and business leaders who are building systems in new markets like IoT & machine learning need custom chips and are not being served by the traditional semiconductor companies. Renxin Xia has 20 years of silicon development ranging from SoCs for consumer applications to high-end FPGAs and is an excellent addition to help SiFive deliver on their bold promise to democratize access to silicon and shake up the semiconductor industry.