Lynn Hayden, chairman and chief executive officer at semiconductor technology firm ViASIC, is giving up the CEO role.
J. Mark Goode, who was director of business development at ViASIC, is taken on the CEO role. Goode also is a member of the company’s board.
Hayden remains board chairman. A longtime semiconductor industry veteran, Hayden joined the ViASIC board in 2003, was named chairman in 2006 and took over as CEO last September when Max Lloyd left the firm to seek other opportunities. Hayden founded Coilttronics in 1977 and ran the company for 20 years.
ViASIC provides electronic design automation solutions for use in semiconductors. It works with chip companies to reduce design costs and development time.
The company was launched in 1999. ASIC stands for application-specific integrated circuits.
“With his broad skills and keen business acumen, Mark Goode is the ideal person to guide ViASIC through its business development and next phase of growth,” Hayden said in a statement.
Goode was co-founder of ASIC International a company that was acquired by Flextronics in 2001. A graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in music, Goode earned a Masters in computer science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Masters in business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.