active-semi® Adds Three Industry Veterans to Executive Team to Accelerate Growth
Company focused on expanding global presence, accelerating technology/product commercialization and building powerful corporate brand
“Larry Blackledge, Active-Semi CEO, stated, I am pleased with the caliber of world-class executives that we continue to attract to our management team as we build a platform for sustainable growth.
DALLAS, – October 24, 2013 – (BUSINESS WIRE<) – Active-Semi International, a rapidly emerging leader in the multi-billion dollar power management IC and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets, announced the addition of three executives to its leadership team.
In 2012, the company diversified its analog IC portfolio by pioneering PAC (Power Application Controller), a significant new category of 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 optimized processors. Earlier this year, LG Electronics announced their strategic investment and adoption of Active-Semis Power Application Controller™, initially targeted for their energy efficient home appliances. Active-Semis innovative product portfolio has broad design win engagements across portable power (smart phones, tablets and smart watches), HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Smart Home Appliances & Automation, Lighting Systems and a diverse range of Industrial & Embedded Control (surveillance cameras, stepper motors, gateways, point-of-sale terminals, human machine interface, industrial communication and control modules).
Mark Cieri joined Active-Semi from power technology innovator Enpirion, recently acquired by Altera Corporation. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he brings more than 20 years of diverse electronics and semiconductor industry experience. Mr. Cieri has an established track record for building industry leading, multi-national businesses in the global networking, industrial, embedded, consumer and enterprise markets.
Winston Fu joined Active-Semi as Chief Financial Officer after more than two decades of building technology company successes. Dr. Fu recently left U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) after 16 years, to return to an operating role and dedicate his wealth of experience to Active-Semi. Dr. Fu served on the boards of numerous high-growth companies, including, Box, Brion Technologies (acquired by ASML), Clear Shape (acquired by Cadence), and New Focus (NUFO).
Wayne Chen joined as Executive Vice President of R&D and Global Operations. Mr. Chen, formerly of Texas Instruments, held the prestigious title of Fellow and brings 25+ years of world-class mixed signal and power design and world-class global operations capability to Active-Semi. Mr. Chen has over 25 patents issued and over 30 pending in the areas of semiconductor devices, ESD structures, circuits and systems.
Larry Blackledge, Active-Semi CEO, stated, I am pleased with the caliber of world-class executives that we continue to attract to our management team as we build a platform for sustainable growth. Blackledge added, Active-Semi continues to broaden its comprehensive product solution portfolio which is permitting us to grow within this multi-billion dollar power management IC market by enabling emerging applications as well as breathing new life into large, established application segments.
For more information on the Active-Semi management team visit: http://www.active-semi.com/about/leadership
Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Allen, Texas, Active-Semi is a rapidly emerging leader in the multi-billion dollar power management IC and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company’s portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs (systems-on-chips) are scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for end applications such as industrial, commercial and consumer equipment. The company offers power application microcontrollers, DC/DC, AC/DC, PMU and LED drivers that significantly reduce solution size and cost while improving system-level reliability. Active-Semi’s turnkey solutions deliver energy-saving power conversion architectures that minimize energy usage and compress system development cycle-time by greater than 50 percent. Active-Semi ships 50 million power ICs per quarter and reached the “one billion units shipped” milestone in May 2012. The multi-national company focuses on commercializing industry leading power management IC solution platforms and has developed broad intellectual property with over 150 patents granted and pending. For more information visit: http://active-semi.com
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