Ted Marena is responsible for business development of FPGA & SoC FPGAs at Microsemi. He has over 25 years’ experience in electronics. Marena was elected Marketing Chair for the RISC-V organization in 2017. Marena was awarded US patent 9009379 in 2015. He earned Innovator of the Year in February 2014 when he worked for Lattice Semiconductor. Marena has defined, created and executed unique marketing platform solutions for vertical markets including data center, consumer, machine learning, industrial, cameras, displays and automotive applications. Marena started working as a design engineer, field application engineer, and a sales manager before he moved to marketing. His understanding of the complete electronics design cycle has earned him a reputation as an expert marketer in the semiconductor industry. Marena holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Bentley College’s Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business.