Shai Cohen and Yusuf Haque Join Palma Ceia SemiDesign’s Advisory Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016 – Palma Ceia SemiDesign (“PCS”), a provider of analog and RF IP for next-generation WiFi and mobile communications, today announced that Shai Cohen and Yusuf Haque have joined its Advisory Board.

“I am extremely pleased that semiconductor industry veterans Shai Cohen and Dr. Yusuf Haque have joined Palma Ceia to help it become the leading provider of RF and analog IP for next-generation WiFi and mobile communications,” said Roy E. Jewell, president & CEO of Palma Ceia. “It will be invaluable to access their operational and market experience as we grow our customer base and expand our product offering.”

Before announcing his retirement in April 2015, Cohen co-founded Mellanox Technologies and served as the company’s chief operating officer. In that role he oversaw all internal operations, the production of Mellanox’s industry-leading suite of InfiniBand and Ethernet hardware and software solutions, and co-led the company’s research and development. Mr. Cohen also worked at Intel Corporation, where he was a senior staff member in the Pentium processors department and a circuit design manager at the cache controllers group.

As Managing Director and General Manager of Maxim Integrated Products Data Converter Business Unit, Dr. Yusuf Haque helped establish Maxim as a leading supplier of high-performance Data Converter solutions and achieve No. 3 market share position. He has also served as CEO of several startup companies and recently cofounded eXo Systems to democratize medical imaging.

Cohen and Hague join a board that includes Dr. Shigeru Fujii, CEO of Samurai Semiconductor and former corporate senior executive vice president of Fujitsu Semiconductor; Dr. Seong-Kwan Hong of Hanyang University and former CIO of Hynix and VP of LG Semiconductor; Dr. Kyung-Ho Kim of Yonsei University and former vice president of Samsung Electronics; Dr. Susumu Kohyama, former president and CEO of Covalent Materials Corporation and executive vice president and CTO of Toshiba Semiconductor; Dr. Alex Shubat, CEO of Espresa and former president & CEO of Virage Logic; and Mark Templeton, general partner of Scientific Ventures, partner at Lanza TechVentures and former president & CEO of Artisan Components.

About Palma Ceia SemiDesign

Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a fabless semiconductor company and leading provider of communication semiconductors and IP for next-generation Wi-Fi and cellular applications. With a focus on emerging Wi-Fi and LTE standards, particularly for IoT (Internet of Things), PCS targets the design of ICs for broadband, wireless, medical and automotive applications. Palma Ceia SemiDesign solutions are differentiated by low power, high performance and ease of integration. Headquartered in the Cayman Islands, the company has design and sales support centers in Cambridge (United Kingdom), mainland China, Hong Kong, and McKinney, Texas (United States). PCS is soon expanding to provide direct support for Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Visit Palma Ceia SemiDesign on the web at

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