Minima Processor names Semiconductor Veteran Tuomas Hollman as CEO

OULU, Finland, May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuomas Hollman today assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Minima Processor, provider of near-threshold voltage design solutions to minimize energy consumption in system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

Tuomas Hollman
Tuomas Hollman, Chief Executive Officer of Minima Processor.

Hollman, most recently Minima’s executive vice president of products and business development, is a co-founder and experienced semiconductor senior executive with proficiency that ranges from strategy to product development and business management.

“Tuomas offers an engineer's perspective for IC execution and a business leader's insights into global markets,” remarks Heikki Tenhunen, Minima Processor’s chairman of the board. “We are moving to a phase where our sole focus is on lead customer engagements, enabling them on Minima Dynamic Margining IP and scaling the business. Tuomas’ appointment will aid in our drive toward first customer product releases incorporating Minima Processor Dynamic Margining technology. Further, I would like to thank Toni Soini for his strong contributions in leading the company as its first CEO.”

Hollman began his career at Texas Instruments, serving in increasingly important roles, including general management and profit and loss responsibility for multiple product lines. From Texas Instruments, he joined Exar Corporation as division vice president of power management and lighting with oversight of strategy, product development and marketing. He joined Minima Processor from MaxLinear in 2018, through its acquisition of Exar Corporation, where he continued to lead the power management and lighting products. Hollman holds a Master of Science degree in Microelectronics Design from Helsinki University of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics, both in Finland.

“Minima’s Dynamic Margining technology and the team behind it are exceptional,” states Hollman. “I am honored to be a part of it and look forward to working with the employees and the board to establish and execute a clear vision.”

Minima Processor at DAC

Hollman will participate in a panel titled, “Hey Alexa, who should I talk to about implementing low-power, always-on wake-up applications?,” during the 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC) Monday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the DAC Pavilion.

The Minima Processor Approach

Intended for a range of markets, including microcontroller, internet of things (IoT), in-body medical and connectivity, Minima Processor’s ultra-low power technology for near-threshold voltage design uses dynamic margining to minimize energy consumption while maintaining yield in SoCs. The Minima dynamic-margining approach is an IP-based methodology for near-threshold voltage design that combines hardware and software to enable circuits to function at their lowest possible power for any given task, data or ambient condition.

About Minima Processor

Minima Processor of Oulu, Finland, provides near-threshold voltage design solutions that employ dynamic margining and ultra-wide dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) to minimize energy consumption in SoC designs while maintaining yield. The Minima dynamic-margining approach is an IP-based methodology for near-threshold voltage design that combines hardware and software to enable circuits to function at their lowest possible power for any given task, data or ambient condition.
Founded in 2016 by seasoned technical and R&D professionals with expertise in energy-efficiency technology, it is privately held and funded by Aalto University, CFT Nordic Investment Center, Lifeline Ventures, VTT Ventures, and angel investors. Minima is a founding member of the RISC-V Foundation. Visit to learn more.

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For more information, contact:
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Minima Processor
(617) 437-1822 


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