Howe brings 14 years of Executive Leadership in the Programmable Logic Industry.
Falcon Computing Solutions, a pioneer in customized computing for big-data applications, today announced the hiring of Bradley Howe as CEO. Howe joins Falcon from Intel, where he headed engineering for the Programmable Solutions Group (formerly Altera). Prior to Intel, Howe spent 14 years in executive Engineering roles at Altera, including Sr Vice President of Global R&D, responsible for all of Altera’s device, software, and IP products. Mr. Howe has 32 years of experience at a variety of technology companies including VP roles at SandCraft, Clearwater Networks, and C-Cube Microsystems.
“I’m very excited to join the Falcon team.” said Howe. “Through years of dedicated research under Dr. Jason Cong, the team has built a sound, differentiated core technology that can significantly enhance emerging data center architectures. I am honored to lead the team as we bring the technology to market and accelerate some of the industry’s most demanding applications.”
“We’re extremely pleased to have Brad join and lead the team at Falcon”, noted co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Jason Cong. “Brad brings many years of engineering, management, and leadership experience in programmable logic devices, which are at the core of our customized computing solutions. Brad is the ideal candidate to lead the adoption of our technology in the most advanced computing applications.”
“Leveraging decade-long R&D research at Dr Cong’s lab at UCLA, Falcon has created technology that brings orders-of-magnitude performance and energy-efficiency improvements. With the addition of Brad Howe, Falcon is now poised to bring this technology to market”, said board member and founding investor Rajeev Madhavan of Clear Ventures. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Brad’s caliber, and deep experience, leading the team.”
About Falcon Computing
Falcon Computing was co-founded in 2014 by Dr. Jason Cong to address the world’s insatiable appetite for increased performance through unique customized computing solutions. Dr Cong, the Director of the Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC) and former Chairman of the UCLA computer science department, is a global thought leader in high performance energy-efficient computing. Leveraging a 5-year, $10M research project supported by the NSF ‘Expeditions in Computing’ program directed by Dr. Cong at UCLA, Falcon has developed novel compiler and runtime management tools that can generate highly optimized and accelerated computing solutions on customizable hardwares for a wide range of big-date applications. The company completed Series A funding in early 2015, led by Baidu and a group of seasoned strategic investors and venture partners, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with offices in Silicon Valley and Beijing, China.