Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Trident Microsystems) has appointed Christophe Chene as its new senior vice president (SVP) of worldwide sales. Chene has over 18 years of experience in semiconductor industry. Prior to this, he was at Xilinx, serving most recently as vice president of global business development during 2008. He served as senior director, marketing and application in general products division at Xilinx from 2005 to 2008.

‘I am pleased to announce Christophe’s addition as a valuable member of the Trident executive team,’ said Sylvia Summers, Trident’s Chief Executive Officer and President. ‘Christophe has an impressive background in global marketing and business development, with considerable experience leading a global product offering. Christophe has had an impressive career at Xilinx, Sharp Microelectronics and Texas Instruments, with a strong record achieving critical design wins. Christophe’s extensive sales leadership and experience will be a key addition as we continue to execute on our strategic direction. Christophe will be based in Shanghai, close to many of our strategic customers, and will be responsible for driving sales of our entire product offering across all regions,’ said Ms. Summers.

Chene served as vice president and general manager, Micro Scale Products Division at Xilinx from 2007 to 2008. From 2002 to 2005, Chene served as senior director, integrated circuits marketing at Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. Prior to that, he was with Texas Instruments, Inc., serving as director, Digital Control Systems Business Unit, DSP Group, from 2000 to 2002, and in a variety of marketing manager, product marketing engineer or application engineer positions at Texas Instruments from 1990 to 2000. Chene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Automatic Control Electronics and Electronic Engineering from the Institut National Des Sciences AppliquA©s in Toulouse, France.