Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 23, 2004


R. DOUGLAS NORBY, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, joined Tessera Technologies, Inc., in July 2003. An industry veteran with more than 35 years in the technology sector, Mr. Norby has held numerous executive management positions with such prominent companies as LSI Logic, Mentor Graphics and Syntex Corporation. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer of Zambeel, Inc., a provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions. Mr. Norby has served on the Boards of entertainment company Lucasfilm Ltd., where he was also Chief Operating Officer, and Recordati, S.p.A., an Italian pharmaceutical company. He currently serves on four public company Boards; LSI Logic, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, STATSChipPac and Verisity Design. Mr. Norby holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief history of Tessera.

Mr. Norby: The company was founded in 1990 and spent a great deal of

time and money enabling the development ' by intergrated device

manufacturers, or