3dfx heeft eindelijk z'n opperhoofd terug gevonden, zo lees ik in de press release bij Voodoo Extreme. Dr. Alex Leupp heet het manneke:
3dfx Interactive® Inc. (NASDAQ: TDFX) today announced the appointment of Dr. Alex Leupp, 59, to the position of president and chief executive officer. Dr. Leupp brings more than 25 years of semiconductor industry experience to 3dfx, solidifying the management team for its next stage of growth. He has been on the 3dfx board of directors since October 1998.
"Dr. Leupp has been a valuable resource in guiding 3dfx over the past year, as a director on the company's board," said Gordon Campbell, chairman of the board of directors for 3dfx Interactive, Inc. "The board feels his technology expertise, leadership abilities and strong understanding of the semiconductor industry will be a great asset in growing 3dfx into its next stage of development."
"3dfx is known as a leader in the 3D graphics market, delivering high-quality products that continually push the boundaries of what is visually possible on personal computers," said Dr. Alex Leupp, president and chief executive officer of 3dfx Interactive, Inc. "With the #1 brand in the market, superior technology and a commitment to the best content, 3dfx is an entertainment technology company with significant growth potential in its future."
Most recently, Dr. Leupp was president and CEO of Chip Express Corporation, a semiconductor company. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with Siemens Microelectronics, where he served as president and CEO for six years, tripling sales revenues from $250 million to more than $750 million during that time. Earlier, Dr. Leupp held executive management positions at Fairchild Semiconductor, Hughes Aircraft and California Devices. He holds several U.S. patents on semiconductor design and fabrication. Dr. Leupp holds a Ph.D. degree in semiconductor physics, an MSEE degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and a bachelors of arts degree in business administration from the University of Redlands, California.