HILLSBORO, OR - MAY 29, 2008 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) announced that its board of directors (the “Board”) has appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jan Johannessen, 52, to serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective upon President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Skaggs’ previously announced resignation on May 31, 2008. Mr. Johannessen will retain his duties as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Johannessen originally joined the Company in 1983 and served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 1987 and 1993. He rejoined the Company in October 2001 as Vice President, Investments. In October 2003, he was appointed Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and in November 2005 he was appointed Senior Vice President.
“Jan’s extensive experience and tenure with the company will allow the Board to focus its efforts on finalizing its CEO appointment process, which we hope to complete shortly,” stated Pat Jones, Lattice’s Chairman of the Board. “We appreciate Jan’s willingness to provide continuity during this interim period.” About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry’s broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices ( PLD), including Field Programmable Gate Arrays ( FPGA), Complex Programmable Logic Devices ( CPLD), Mixed-Signal Power Management and Clock Generation Devices, and industry-leading SERDES products.
Lattice continues to deliver "More of the Best" to its customers with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high-performance, non-volatile and low-cost FPGAs.
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