Codasip Strengthens Senior Leadership Team: Rupert Baines joins as Chief Marketing Officer

Munich, Germany – September 9, 2021 – Codasip, the leading supplier of customizable RISC-V processor IP and tools, announced today that semiconductor industry veteran Rupert Baines has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer and member of the management supervisory board.

Mr. Baines was most recently Chief Executive Officer of UltraSoC, a UK-based provider of semiconductor IP and analytics solutions that put intelligent monitoring, cybersecurity, and functional safety capabilities into the core hardware of system-on-chips (SoCs). The company, based in Cambridge, was sold to Siemens in June 2020.

Rupert Baines

“I am very pleased to welcome Rupert to the Codasip team,” said Dr Ron Black, Executive Chairman of Codasip. “He brings a wealth of experience in RISC-V and semiconductors, which are core to Codasip, and his strategic insight is a key part of our plans.” Dr Karel Masařík, Founder and CEO of Codasip, commented: “We worked very closely with Rupert and the UltraSoC team for many years and were extremely impressed by how he positioned and built the company. We are pleased to welcome him as part of the team as we grow.”  Mr. Baines continued: “Codasip has very strong technology and very good customer traction but has not been as well known as it deserves. From marketing perspective, this is a great opportunity and an exciting challenge that I can't wait to meet.”

Prior to his tenure at UltraSoC/Siemens, Mr. Baines held senior executive positions in technology companies such as Real Wireless, Mindspeed Technologies, and Picochip. His broad work experience includes strategic consultancy and fundraising, with several successful start-ups and exits. He is a Fellow of the IET, holds degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Hull and an MBA from IESE. 

About Codasip

Codasip delivers leading-edge RISC-V processor IP and high-level processor design tools, providing IC designers with all the advantages of the RISC-V open ISA, along with the unique ability to customize the processor IP. As a founding member of RISC-V International and a long-term supplier of LLVM and GNU-based processor solutions, Codasip is committed to open standards for embedded and application processors. Formed in 2014 and headquartered in Munich, Germany, Codasip currently has R&D centers in Europe and sales representatives worldwide. For more information about our products and services, visit For more information about RISC-V, visit

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