FSA Introduces 2007 Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 4, 2006— FSA, the voice of the global fabless business model, announces its 2007 Board of Directors.

Comprised of industry leaders that define FSA's strategic direction, the Board of Directors includes 20 executives selected by the Association's semiconductor members. Nine seats were open for election, including three fabless company seats, three foundry seats, one integrated device manufacturer (IDM) seat, one back-end supplier seat and one design partner seat.

For the fabless seats, Jack Harding, chairman, president and chief executive officer of eSilicon Corporation, is a new addition to the board. Dr. Sanjay Jha, FSA chairman, executive vice president of QUALCOMM and president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies, and Vahid Manian, senior vice president, global manufacturing operations of Broadcom Corporation, were re-elected. Each fabless company representative serves a three-year term.

For foundry representation, Rick Cassidy, president of TSMC North America; Dr. Fu-Tai Liou, president, America Business Group at UMC and Michael Rekuc, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, were re-elected for another term.

Bill Brocklehurst, director of external manufacturing at Freescale Semiconductor, returns to the IDM seat. Dr. Tien Wu, chief operating officer at ASE Group, was re-elected to represent back-end suppliers. Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer of Synopsys, was also re-elected to represent design partners. These representatives serve a one-year term.

Additional returning members to FSA's Board of Directors include:

-- Dr. Dwight Decker, FSA vice chairman and chairman and chief executive officer, Conexant Systems, Inc.

-- Jodi Shelton, FSA co-founder and executive director

-- Dr. Robert Pepper, FSA director emeritus and chairman, KeyEye Communications

-- Michael Fister, president and chief executive officer, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

-- David French, president and chief executive officer, Cirrus Logic, Inc.

-- Colin Harris, vice president, worldwide operations, PMC-Sierra, Inc.

-- Oleg Khaykin, chief operating officer, Amkor Technology

-- Dr. Nicky Lu, president and chief executive officer, Etron Technology, Inc.

-- Chris Malachowsky, co-founder, NVIDIA fellow and senior vice president of engineering and operations, NVIDIA

-- Steve Michael, vice president of operations and R&QA, Exar Corporation

-- Hans Olsen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Pixelworks, Inc.

-- Jim Seto, vice president, strategic operations, ATI Technologies, Inc.

-- Ron Torten, chief executive officer, Nemerix

-- Dr. Albert Wu, vice president of operations, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

"FSA welcomes its 2007 Board of Directors, and we are pleased to have such an impressive slate of executives providing thought leadership to direct the association on its global initiatives," said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA. "The broad range of companies represented provides varying perspectives that guide FSA's direction in addressing industry opportunities and challenges."

For more information, please visit www.fsa.org/association/board.

About FSA:

FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; identifies and articulates opportunities and challenges to enable solutions; and provides research, resources, publications and survey information. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org


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