|[March 31, 2014]
GSA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA),
the voice of the global semiconductor industry, today announces the
results of its 2014 Board of Directors' election. GSA's (News - Alert) board is
comprised of industry executives who are representative of the global
regions in which GSA holds active memberships. The majority of the board
members are selected by the Alliance's voting members.
This year, there were two semiconductor positions available for the
GSA's Board of Directors. Each elected director serves a three-year term.
Newly elected semiconductor directors include Dr. Lawrence Loh,
corporate vice president of MediaTek Inc (News - Alert). and president of MediaTek USA,
and Dr. Rajan Naik, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).
Dr. Loh is a corporate vice president of MediaTek Inc., responsible for
centralized corporate RD and engineering functions including RF,
analog/mixed-signal and circuits/hardware engineering and technology
development for all MediaTek's product lines including wireless
communication, mobile application processors, wireless connectivity,
home entertainment, optical storage and broadband/networking business.
He is also serving as president of MediaTek USA, overseeing the
company's global operations in Europe and America. Dr. Loh started his
first circuit design position at IMP and later he joined Cirrus Logic,
where his last position was director of Analog IC Engineering. In 1998,
Dr. Loh founded Silicon Bridge Inc., where he successfully led a number
of analog/mixed-signal IC development projects with major semiconductor
companies including MediaTek Inc. and Altera Corporation.
"It's truly my great honor," said Dr. Loh. "I am so grateful to the GSA
members' strong support to elect me to the Board. With over 20 years of
career dedication to the global semiconductor industry, I believe my
addition to the GSA Board will enhance the organization by not only
adding a major fabless semiconductor company's participation but also by
contributing my cutting-edge viewpoints."
Dr. Rajan Naik joined the AMD leadership team in January 2012 where he
is responsible for corporate strategy, M&A and market intelligence.
Prior to AMD, Dr. Naik was a partner at McKinsey & Company for 11 years
where he focused on the semiconductor, OEM and enterprise software
sectors. In addition to his management and business experience, Dr. Naik
has a deep technical background with R&D experience at Intel
Corporation, where e was responsible for development of copper
interconnect, and Lucent Technologies where he researched
CMOS-integratable MEMs based bandpass filters.
"It is a privilege to be a member of the GSA Board of Directors," said
Dr. Naik. "AMD has greatly benefited from our membership. I look forward
to working with this illustrious group of technology leaders to further
advance the cause and vision of GSA."
"I am honored to welcome Lawrence and Rajan to the GSA Board of
Directors," said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. "As GSA
enters its 20th year, we are pleased to have such a diverse
group of leaders that represents our global membership-our BOD
represents a variety of technology, markets, sizes and geographies. Both
of these leaders are enthusiastic about their service and bring a unique
perspective that will enable GSA to remain the most relevant voice for
our industry and a neutral platform for the global collaboration."
In addition to the two new GSA board members, other members include:
Steve Mollenkopf, GSA board chairman, president and chief executive
officer, QUALCOMM Incorporated
Jodi Shelton, GSA co-founder and president
Mark Adams, president, Micron Technology, Inc.
David Baillie, chief executive officer, CamSemi
Rick Cassidy, senior corporate vice president, TSMC Ltd. and
president, TSMC North America
Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, chief executive officer and executive director, SMIC
Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and co-chief executive officer, Synopsys,
Jack Harding, president and chief executive officer, eSilicon
Mark Ireland, vice president, strategy and business development, IBM
Dr. Sanjay Jha (News - Alert), chief executive officer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Steve Kelley, president and chief executive officer, Amkor Technology,
Neil Kim, executive vice president, operations and central
engineering, Broadcom Corporation
Dr. Leo Li, president, chief executive officer and chairman,
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
Dr. Nicky Lu, chairman and chief executive officer, Etron Technology,
Sanjay Mehrotra, co-founder, president and chief executive officer,
SanDisk (News - Alert) Corporation
Arunjai Mittal,�member of the management board, regions, sales,
marketing, strategy development and M&A, Infineon Technologies AG
Shozo Saito, senior advisor, Toshiba (News - Alert) Corporation
Simon Segars, chief executive officer, ARM Holdings PLC
Debora Shoquist, executive vice president, operations, NVIDIA
Akira Takata, president and chief executive officer, MegaChips
Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer, Cadence Design
Tyson Tuttle, chief executive officer, Silicon Labs
Joep van Beurden, chief executive officer, CSR Plc
Jeff Waters, senior vice president and general manager, military,
industrial, and computing division, Altera Corporation
Dr. Albert Wu, vice president, operations, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Dr. Tien Wu, director and chief operating officer, Advanced
Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Inc.) and chief executive
officer, ISE Labs
In its 20 years, the GSA has consistently broadened its global
representation that consists of a membership base spanning large
multinational corporations to start-up companies in their initial
funding phase. Geographically, the GSA represents every major region
within the semiconductor industry. The Alliance has strategically
expanded its international presence in the EMEA and APAC regions through
appointed regional board members, regional partnerships and global
market intelligence initiatives.
To learn more about the GSA Board of Directors, please visit: http://www.gsaglobal.org/about-us/board-of-directors/.
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the
growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global
semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through
collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges
within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing,
test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a
platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies
and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports
entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique
market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply
chain representing 30 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org
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