Cerebras Systems Appoints Rebecca Boyden as General Counsel
Former Broadcom Executive Joins Leadership Team
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI—Cerebras Systems, a company dedicated to accelerating Artificial Intelligence (AI) compute, today announced the appointment of Rebecca Boyden as Vice President and General Counsel. With more than 20 years of experience advising high-profile public companies and their Boards of Directors, Boyden brings a wealth of business, executive and legal experience to Cerebras.
“We are delighted to welcome Rebecca to our executive team during this critical time of rapid international expansion,” said Andrew Feldman, CEO and co-founder of Cerebras Systems. “Rebecca’s experience in driving positive business outcomes while effectively managing legal risks, through the hyper-growth at Avago and Broadcom, will be hugely valuable as we write the Cerebras story.”
Boyden most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Finance and prior to that as Deputy General Counsel at Broadcom Inc. During her tenure there, Boyden was responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s capital structure, corporate financing and capital markets activity, as well as overseeing Broadcom’s worldwide corporate and securities law affairs, corporation finance, compliance policies and programs, executive compensation, and ESG matters. She joined Avago Technologies in 2009 and during her tenure, Avago acquired, among others, LSI Corporation and Broadcom Corporation. Prior to Avago, Boyden served as Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she advised numerous technology and growth companies on securities laws, corporate governance, public reporting, financing and M&A.
“I am honored to join the Cerebras team and lead the company’s legal and compliance organization,” said Boyden. “Cerebras is at an inflection point in terms of customer deployments and technological innovation, and I look forward to helping grow and diversify the company as it continues its fearless pursuit of addressing some of society’s most urgent problems through industry-leading AI compute.”
Boyden joins Cerebras at a time of exponential expansion, coming off the heels of its second-generation WSE-2 and CS-2 system launch and the appointment of Rupal Hollenbeck as the company’s first CMO in April 2021. In the past year, Cerebras opened new offices in Tokyo, Japan and Toronto, Canada, and expanded its roster of customer and partner wins, including deployments at Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) for its groundbreaking Neocortex AI supercomputer, EPCC, the supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh, Tokyo Electron Devices, and pharmaceutical leaders GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.
In addition, Cerebras was named one of the Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies, CRN’s 10 Hottest AI Chipmakers, and Global Semiconductor Alliance 2020 “Start-Up to Watch”. Cerebras products have won numerous awards including IEEE Spectrum’s Emerging Technology Awards, Forbes AI 50 2020, HPCWire’s Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, Fast Company’s Best World Changing Ideas and CBInsights AI 100 2020.
For more information on Cerebras Systems and the company’s job openings, please visit https://cerebras.net/careers/.
About Cerebras Systems
Cerebras Systems is a team of pioneering computer architects, computer scientists, deep learning researchers, and engineers of all types. We have come together to build a new class of computer to accelerate artificial intelligence work by three orders of magnitude beyond the current state of the art. The CS-2 is the fastest AI computer in existence. It contains a collection of industry firsts, including the Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine (WSE-2). The WSE-2 is the largest chip ever built. It contains 2.6 trillion transistors and covers more than 46,225 square millimeters of silicon. The largest graphics processor on the market has 54 billion transistors and covers 815 square millimeters. In artificial intelligence work, large chips process information more quickly producing answers in less time. As a result, neural networks that in the past took months to train, can now train in minutes on the Cerebras CS-2 powered by the WSE-2.
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