Prominent CEOs Join Semiconductor Industry Association's Board of Directors

CEOs of Atmel Corporation and Maxim Integrated Products elected to SIA Board

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that Steven Laub, President and CEO of Atmel Corporation and Tunc Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. have joined the SIA Board of Directors.  Both CEOs were approved in a unanimous vote during a regular session of the Board of Directors meeting on June 9, 2011.

"We are honored to welcome Steve and Tunc to the SIA Board of Directors. Both are true industry leaders and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the association. What sets SIA apart from other advocacy groups is the consistent executive-level engagement from our Board Members across all of the issues that are critical to advancing SIA's public policy agenda," said Brian Toohey, president, Semiconductor Industry Association. "Not surprisingly, our membership has increased since our move in 2010 to Washington, DC, signifying that the leaders in the semiconductor industry are acutely aware of the effects that government regulations and policies are having on the business climate in the U.S."

Mr. Laub and Mr. Doluca join a distinguished group of industry executives from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Altera Corp., Analog Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM Corp., Intel Corp., Intersil Corp, Linear Technology Corp., LSI Corp., Micron Technology, ON Semiconductor, PMC-Sierra, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, and Texas Instruments, Inc.

An over 20-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, Steven Laub has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atmel since August 2006 and as a director of Atmel since February 2006. Since joining the company as President and CEO, Mr. Laub has transformed Atmel from a memory company to a high-growth microcontroller-based company.  Mr. Laub holds a degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.) and a degree from Harvard Law School (J.D.).

"I am delighted to join SIA's Board of Directors and to work closely with the other members on the team," said Steve Laub, president and CEO, Atmel Corporation. "I believe the SIA is a prominent voice in the semiconductor industry that can help resolve some very important policy issues in the semiconductor industry including tax reform, export control, environmental health and safety, trade and research and technology."

Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets. For more information, visit, www.atmel.com.

Tunc Doluca became President and CEO of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in January 2007 and has been with the company for 27 years in various leadership roles. Trained in device physics, Mr. Doluca has designed over 40 products and holds 11 patents. These products range from high-speed data converters in his early years at Maxim to breakthrough power-management products later in his design career. Mr. Doluca designed the industry's first high-integration, notebook power-supply IC (the MAX786). Born in Ankara, Turkey, Mr. Doluca holds a BSEE degree from Iowa State University and an MSEE degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

"Approximately 70 percent of Maxim's products are made in the U.S. A vast majority of our product and technology development is done in this country, where we employ thousands of people," said Tunc Doluca, president and CEO of Maxim Integrated Products. "Maintaining a viable electronics industry in America is critically important to our company, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to ensure that the U.S. semiconductor industry maintains its leadership position."

Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.0 billion for fiscal 2010. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, visit www.maxim-ic.com.

About the SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association, SIA, is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, America's number-one export industry over the last five years and a bellwether measurement of the US economy. Semiconductor innovations form the foundation for America's $1.1 trillion dollar technology industry affecting a U.S. workforce of nearly 6 million. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites over 60 companies that account for 80 percent of the semiconductor production of this country. Through this coalition SIA seeks to strengthen US leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA works to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States. Learn more at www.sia-online.org.

CONTACT:  
Caroline Kazmierski
Semiconductor Industry Association
ckazmierski@sia-online.org
202-446-1101
214-335-8843

SOURCE Semiconductor Industry Association



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