|[January 29, 2013]
Global Semiconductor Alliance Adds Three Members to Board of Directors
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA (News - Alert)), the voice of the global
semiconductor industry, today announces the appointment of three new
members to the GSA Board of Directors. The new members include David
Baillie, chief executive officer, CamSemi; Jeff Waters, senior vice
president and general manager, Altera (News - Alert) Corporation; and Dr. Albert Wu,
vice president of Operations, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
"I warmly welcome David, Jeff and Albert to the GSA Board," said Jodi
Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. "I am honored to have these
outstanding leaders join the board and look forward to their insight and
contribution in the upcoming year."
In his new position, Baillie has been appointed to represent emerging
semiconductor companies. GSA is committed to reducing the barriers and
improving the probabilities for success of emerging companies in the
semiconductor industry. Baillie, a longtime GSA supporter, has been
instrumental in leading the GSA EMEA Leadership Council and his vision
and business acumen will add a unique emerging company perspective to
"I am honored to join the GSA Board," said Baillie. "I appreciate the
work GSA has done and look forward to collaborating with my fellow board
members to represent the challenges and issues facing the industry's
start-ups and emerging businesses."
David Baillie is chief executive officer of CamSemi
and has over 25 years of international experience in general management,
marketing, sales and technical roles. He has worked in successful
start-ups that have grown to be established companies such as LSI Logic
and C-Cube Microsystems where he initially established their European
operations before taking on executive management roles in the USA with
worldwide responsibility. Baillie has a Master's Degree in
Microelectronics and Business Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Applied
Physics, both from Durham University, UK.
Jeff Waters from Altera will represent one of the semiconductor member
positions. Altera has been a GSA member since 2006 and has held a board
position since 2007. Altera is aso a member of the GSA's Technology
"It is a privilege to be chosen as a member of the GSA board of
directors. GSA is an important and unique voice in bringing industry
leaders together in a collaborative environment to address challenges in
the semiconductor industry," said Waters. "I look forward to
participating in the GSA's work in advancing further collaboration and
innovation in our dynamic and global sector."
Jeff Waters joined Altera
Corporation in January 2012 and serves as senior vice president and
general manager of the Military, Industrial and Computing Division.
Prior to that, Mr. Waters was with Texas Instruments (News - Alert) / National
Semiconductor as product line vice president for the company's Precision
Signal Path Division. He was with National for 18 years in leadership
positions including vice president of sales and marketing for Japan, and
vice president of worldwide marketing, as well as a variety of marketing
and engineering management roles in analog and microprocessors. In
addition to his time at National, Mr. Waters held positions in
management consulting as well as in research and development. He holds a
BSEE from the University of Notre Dame, an MSEE from Santa Clara
University, and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Dr. Albert Wu has rejoined the board and will serve as a semiconductor
member. Marvell (News - Alert) has been a longtime supporter and member of GSA since
1999 and held a board seat since 2006. Dr. Wu has served on the GSA
Board in the past from 2006 - 2009, and his vast knowledge and support
will provide the GSA with a unique market perspective and thought
leadership making the board stronger and more diversified.
"It is my honor to re-join the GSA Board of Directors. Marvell has
greatly benefited from being a member of GSA and I look forward to
further contributing to the goals and principles of the organization to
further guide GSA's initiatives," said Dr. Wu.
Dr. Wu joined Marvell
Semiconductor, Inc. in August 1998 as the director of manufacturing
technology, supervising test development, product engineering, foundry
operations, and assembly engineering activities. In November 2001, he
was appointed vice president of operations of Marvell Semiconductor,
Inc. Before joining Marvell, Dr. Wu served in key manufacturing
technology roles in several companies, including Silicon Spice, Inc.,
Monolithic System Technologies, Inc. and ISSI, after leaving an R&D
position at Intel (News - Alert) Corp. Dr. Wu holds a bachelor of science degree in
electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and master of
science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University
of California at Berkeley.
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 25 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org
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