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Stretch Inc. Welcomes Industry Veteran Don MacMillen, Ph.D. as Vice President of Software Engineering
Jun 17, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)


SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stretch Inc., the pioneer and leader in software configurable processors, today announced the addition of Don MacMillen, Ph.D. as vice president of software engineering. Dr. MacMillen will be responsible for managing Stretch's software initiatives, including integrated development environments, compilers, and application software for Stretch's reference designs. With over 28 years working in IC design and EDA tool development, MacMillen brings with him a wealth of experience in semiconductor and system development environments.

"The Stretch processor technology, drawing on the very best of both programmable logic and RISC processors, is tremendously exciting," said MacMillan. "I am thrilled to be working with such a talented team, many of whom I've worked with in the past and highly respect." MacMillen spent 15 years in various management positions at Synopsys, including Vice President, Engineering, AMS & Custom Design; Vice President, Advanced Technology Group; and Director of Synthesis Engineering. In addition to his time at Synopsys, MacMillen has held key positions at D2S Inc., Lightspeed Semiconductor, and VLSI Technology.

"Don's experience in developing world-class software and design automation tools at industry leading companies such as Synopsys, D2S, and VLSI will be of tremendous benefit as we expand our software offerings," said Craig Lytle, Stretch president and CEO. "His technical expertise and proven leadership skills will help Stretch to continue providing new and better ways for our customers to solve their compute-intensive application challenges."

MacMillen received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from in Buffalo, New York and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Theoretical Chemistry from in Rochester, New York. He holds several patent awards in the area of behavioral syntheses and is a former board member of Si2.

About Stretch

Stretch Inc. is delivering a family of software configurable processors, the first to embed programmable logic within the processor. Using familiar C/C++ programming tools, system developers automatically configure Stretch's off-the-shelf processors to achieve extraordinary performance, easy and rapid development, significant cost savings, and flexibility to address diverse markets and changing application needs. Stretch devices are used in video processing, machine vision, and wireless applications worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.stretchinc.com .

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