Chief Executive Officer Sameer  Wasson at MIPs  Portrait

Sameer Wasson

Chief Executive Officer

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Sameer Wasson has been named Chief Executive Officer of MIPS, a leading developer of high- performance RISC-V compute IP. This appointment was the result of a global search process led by Mark Lonergan and Kirsten Settle.

About Sameer

As the new CEO of MIPS, embedded systems industry veteran Sameer Wasson will further accelerate the company's leadership in the High-Performance RISC-V market as it continues to expand its footprint in Automotive and Enterprise markets.

Before joining MIPS, Sameer spent 18 years at Texas Instruments (TI), most recently as Vice President, Business Unit (BU) Manager, Processors, where he was responsible for the company's Processor businesses. In that role, Sameer re-established TI as a mainstream microprocessor (MPU) and microcontroller (MCU) supplier for high growth automotive and industrial markets, and established the company's footprint in embedded AI, software defined vehicles, and electrification.

About MIPs

MIPS is a leading developer of highly scalable RISC processor IP for high-end automotive, computing and communications applications. With its deep engineering expertise built over 35 years and billions of MIPS-based chips shipped to-date, today the company is accelerating RISC-V innovation for a new era of heterogeneous processing. The company's proven solutions are uniquely configurable, enabling semiconductor companies to hit exacting performance and power requirements and differentiate their devices.

RISC-V, which has experienced significant momentum in the last year, is an open-source instruction set architecture used to develop processors for a wide variety of applications, from embedded designs to cloud servers, and automotive applications like infotainment, connectivity, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

MIPS, which has worked with industry heavyweights such as Siemans, has been accelerating RISC-V innovation for a new era of heterogeneous computing, especially as chipmakers search for more flexible, scalable and faster-time-to-market solutions. Earlier this year, MIPS took top honors for its eVocore (™) P8700 Multiprocessor system, the industry's most scalable RISC-V CPU IP solution.

Desi Banatao Portrait

With Sameer at the helm, we are excited to continue to enable customers to create innovative and transformative RISC-V designs. Sameer spent more than a decade leading large businesses and engineering organizations within TI, with a proven track record of delivering long-term sustainable growth. We are confident in his ability to drive growth and deliver exceptional value to MIPS customers and partners.

Desi Banatao, Chairman of the Board, MIPS
Sameer Wasson Portrait

As computing requirements become more complex, companies of all sizes are looking for alternatives to meet the challenging needs of AI, machine learning and high-performance domain specific accelerated compute. MIPS has been on a strong trajectory to address these challenges with its new RISC-V compute IP, and it is a privilege to lead this dynamic and agile organization into its next phase of growth.

Sameer Wasson, Chief Executive Officer, MIPS
Mark Lonergan Portrait

Sameer Wasson is one of the top General Managers in the Semiconductor Processor marketplace today. Sameer will help to make MIPS a global leader in high-end RISC V Processors.

Mark Lonergan, Founder & Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners