WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected Dr. Necip Sayiner, President, CEO and Director of Intersil, as its 2016 Chair and Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated, as its 2016 Vice Chair.
"We are thrilled to welcome Necip Sayiner as SIA's 2016 Chair," said John Neuffer, SIA President and CEO. "Necip has a proven record of leadership, a strong technical background, and a firm command of the challenges facing our industry – attributes that will serve him well as SIA Chair in the year ahead."
Dr. Sayiner joined Intersil as President, CEO and Director in March 2013. Prior to joining Intersil, he served as President, CEO and Director of Silicon Laboratories from September 2005 to April 2012. Sayiner held various other leadership positions at Agere Systems Inc., which included Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Networking Division from August 2004 to September 2005; and Vice President and General Manager, Networking ICs Division from March 2002 to August 2004. Dr. Sayiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Bosphorus University in Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
"The semiconductor industry is the foundation of the U.S. tech sector and an important element of a healthy economy," said Sayiner. "I look forward to helping advance policies in the year ahead that strengthen our industry by promoting innovation, growth, and open markets."
Tunç Doluca joined Maxim in 1984 as a Member of Technical Staff and was named the company's Vice President of R&D in 1993. In 2007, Tunç became the second CEO in the company's history. During his tenure as CEO, Maxim reorganized product development around end markets and completed nine strategic acquisitions. He oversaw the transition of Maxim's manufacturing to a more flexible hybrid production model and improved overall manufacturing execution. Tunç was born in Ankara, Turkey, and he holds a BSEE degree from Iowa State University and an MSEE degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
"For more than 30 years, Tunç Doluca has been an outstanding leader for Maxim and a devoted champion for our industry," said Neuffer. "We look forward to putting his skills and experience to use as 2016 SIA Vice Chair."
"I'm excited to take on a leadership role for SIA in support of the U.S. semiconductor industry," said Doluca. "We face tremendous opportunities and unprecedented challenges in the coming year, and I look forward to getting to work to help move our industry forward."
Semiconductor Industry Association
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America's economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2014, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $173 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.
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