Art Swift is president of the prpl Foundation. He has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including CEO at low power chip-maker Transmeta (Nasdaq, TMTA), CEO of nanotech innovator Unidym, and vice president of marketing and business development at MIPS, a leading provider of microprocessor IP.
Earlier in his career, Swift was president of ISDCorp, a supplier of Linux engineering services to Fortune 500 companies; and chief operating officer for Lynuxworks, provider of the LynxOS Linux-compatible real-time operating system. He also served in executive level positions for Cirrus Logic, a leading System-on-Chip supplier; and Sun Microsystems; one of the pioneering companies in networked computing and RISC processing.
Swift holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Swift currently serves as VP marketing and sales for Esperanto Technologies, a machine learning chip startup. In addition, he serves as a board advisor to CUPP Cybersecurity, supplier of mobile security devices, and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Foothill De Anza Foundation, an education-focused non-profit.