The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) officially announced the appointment of three new board members this week, including Dr. Anirudh Devgan, general manager and CEO of Cadence, and general manager and CEO of Silicon Labs. Matt Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, and Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Representing some of the most influential companies in the semiconductor industry, the GSA Board of Directors assists and guides alliances, provides professional and comprehensive global perspectives and insights, and works to foster collaboration, innovation and integration across the industry and across the value chain.

“Over the past year, the semiconductor industry has seen incredible growth – we have witnessed an unprecedented technological acceleration brought about by the parallel development of AI, IoT, 5G and cloud computing. Looking ahead to 2022, the industry Continuing to build momentum for growth. I am delighted that Anirudh, Matt and Mark have joined our Board of Directors to assist us in providing guidance to GSA’s nearly 300 member companies across the industry and across six continents,” Ms. Jodi Shelton, GSA Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer express. “I am eager to see the impact of new things that continue to innovate on us. The semiconductor industry is going through a great renaissance, and the world recognizes the importance of our members and the impact that the products they create and the services they provide have on humanity. great influence.”

In addition to the new board members, the GSA added nearly 40 new member companies last year, bringing the global total to nearly 300 member companies. Currently, GSA member companies account for 75% of the semiconductor industry, with a market value of more than $500 billion and is expected to reach more than $600 billion this year.

“GSA’s new board members are drawn from strong companies in the semiconductor industry. I look forward to working with them and their contributions to fostering a stronger ecosystem,” added Ms. Shelton.

Dr. Anirudh Devgan has served as Cadence’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer since December 2021 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since August of the same year. He served as the company’s general manager from 2017 to 2021, overseeing all business teams, R&D, sales, field engineering and customer service, strategy, marketing, M&A, business development and IT. Dr. Devgan received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Matt Johnson serves as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Labs, dedicated to building a strong company culture, innovative product development and operational excellence. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Johnson led the company’s focus on the Internet of Things, growing the company into one of the industry’s most respected market leaders with wireless expertise. Before joining Silicon Labs, Matt held various management positions at semiconductor companies including NXP, Freescale and Fairchild. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine and has completed executive management courses at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

Image: (left to right) Dr. Anirudh Devgan, General Manager and CEO of Cadence, Matt Johnson, General Manager and CEO of Silicon Labs, and Mark Papermaster, CEO and Executive Vice President of AMD Technology and Engineering.

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