Kulim, Malaysia (April 17, 2006)
– Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. today announced that semiconductor industry veteran Kevin Bligh has joined the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. He is based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Malaysia and reports directly to Bruce Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Silterra. In his role as the top corporate sales executive, Bligh oversees Silterra’s worldwide sales and marketing activities.
“Kevin has a lot of experience and excellent high level connections in the industry,” said Bruce Gray. “He has a successful track record of growing major accounts at prominent semiconductor companies, and his leadership will help us expand our customer base globally.”
Kevin Bligh has over twenty-five years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Silterra, he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Design Solutions, a design intellectual property supplier based in Fremont, California. Bligh had also held sales executive positions at LSI Logic Corporation and Intel. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees.
“Silterra has a very well defined strategic plan and is executing it beautifully,” said Kevin Bligh. “We have the key process technologies and capacity in place. We also have some exciting customer products in the pipeline. I am very pleased to have this wonderful opportunity to take the company through the next growth phase.”
Steve Della Rocchetta will remain as Executive Vice President and will focus on strategic projects and will provide consultation to the sales and marketing team.
Gray added: “Steve has done an outstanding job in growing the business and building the sales, marketing and technical support teams from scratch. We greatly appreciate his significant contributions to Silterra and everything that he has done for the company. With global wafer foundry utilization rate at high levels, this is a good time for Kevin to step in and take the baton from Steve.”
Silterra has customers in the United States, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The company has sales offices in the Silicon Valley (California) and Hsinchu City (Taiwan) as well as partners to support customers in Japan, Korea and Europe. About Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.:
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a leading semiconductor wafer foundry that provides advanced foundry standard CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies. The company’s wafer fab has a designed capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month. Silterra, which is committed to world-class service and environmental friendliness, received Notable Mention in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award competition for Environmental Performance in 2003 and 2005. The company is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Silterra’s headquarters and factory are located in Kulim, Malaysia, and has offices in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), San Jose (California, USA) and Hsinchu (Taiwan). For additional information on Silterra or its services, please visit www.silterra.com