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DRC Names New Chief Operating Officer


DRC Computer Corporation, maker of reconfigurable coprocessor systems, announces the addition of Michael D'Amour to the company's executive team. D'Amour will serve as chief operating officer, overseeing product development and manufacturing operations for DRC's coprocessing products and reconfigurable acceleration technology.

Since joining DRC, Mr. D'Amour has driven the company's core R&D efforts resulting in a winning product strategy and roadmap. D'Amour and his team delivered DRC's first Reconfigurable Processor Unit (RPU) and he was instrumental in establishing the company's current relationship with Cray.

"Mike's background in operations, manufacturing and reconfigurable technology is invaluable to DRC," says Larry Laurich, president and CEO of DRC Computer Corporation. "With his experience and expertise we can lead the industry with solid and complete systems solutions. He will play a key role in moving DRC into a high-growth phase in the coming months, driving an accelerated product development effort while building a talented, world-class technical team."

"Larry Laurich and Steve Casselman, our chief technology officer, have developed a great company strategy," says D'Amour, "DRC's standard reconfigurable computing is causing excitement in high-performance computing not seen in many years. And, while it's technically and organizationally challenging to design and deliver these advanced products, based on great customer enthusiasm and interest, I know the company is definitely on the path to success."

Prior to DRC, Michael D'Amour was co-founder and executive vice president R&D and international operations at Quickturn Design Systems, the industry's largest and most successful reconfigurable emulation Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company. Previous to that, he was a founding team member at Daisy Systems Corporation where he served as vice president of R&D for multiple generations of the company's EDA products. He brings exceptional start-up experience to DRC and a background in reconfigurable technology that includes delivery of over $500M in reconfigurable systems to the marketplace while at Quickturn.

Mr. D'Amour studied engineering at the United States Naval Aviation Technical Training Center and is an active member of IEEE.

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