Tessera Technologies (San Jose, CA) has named Bob Roohparvar, PhD, as its new president of Imaging & Optics. Roohparvar will report to Tessera’s chairman, president and CEO Henry R. Nothhaft, and will be responsible for the company’s Imaging & Optics segment, including strategy and operations.

Roohparvar joins Tessera from Flextronics, which he joined in 2006 as president of FlexPower and president and CEO of Vista Point Technology; he has also held management positions at Broadcom, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Xicor.

Roohparvar is also an associate professor of Computer Engineering at California State University, East Bay; he has taught at the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University. He is the inventor of multiple patents relating to semiconductor technology.

The Imaging & Optics business provides cost-effective, high-quality camera functionality in consumer electronic products through technologies that include extended depth of field (EDOF), zoom and MEMS-based auto-focus. The company also offers custom micro-optics for semiconductor lithography, communications, medical, industrial and other applications.