Technology >> CEO Interviews >> September 20, 2000

Charles Cotton – Virata Corporation (vrta)

CHARLES COTTON has been Chief Executive Officer of Virata Corporation since September 1997. Mr. Cotton joined the company in January 1995, first as a Consultant, and then in August 1995 as General Manager, Europe, and was subsequently promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 1996. From January 1991 to December 1995, Mr. Cotton was an Independent Consultant. In 1990, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Shandwick Europe, a public relations consulting firm. From 1988 to 1989, Mr. Cotton served as President of Thermal Scientific and as a Director of its parent company, Thermal Scientific Plc. From 1983 to 1986, he served in a variety of international marketing and operations functions for Sinclair Research. Mr. Cotton holds an Honors degree in Physics from Oxford University. Profile
TWST: Could you provide our readers with a brief overview of Virata


Mr. Cotton: Virata Corporation delivers the semiconductors and the

software that power today's leading