Conexant Chairman to Expand Leadership Role with the FSA
SAN JOSE, CA (Mar. 30, 2004) – The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), the global voice for fabless and hybrid semiconductor companies and their foundry and supply-chain partners, announced today that Dr. Dwight Decker, FSA board member since 2001 and chairman of Conexant Systems, Inc., has been named vice chairman of the Association’s board of directors by Wim Roelandts, chairman of the FSA board and president and CEO of Xilinx, Inc.
“Dwight has provided the FSA with extensive guidance and leadership over the last several years and as the Association expands globally, we know his unique insight and additional support will allow us to expand our visibility in the industry,” stated Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of the FSA. “Dwight’s vast experience and years of service as a Director, as well as Conexant’s reputation as a global semiconductor leader, made him the obvious choice for the vice chairman role.”
In the capacity of vice chair of the FSA board, Decker will be supporting Roelandts, working with the FSA’s executive management team to carry out the Association’s strategic vision.
“Fabless semiconductor companies have comprised the fastest growing segment of our industry over the past ten years,” stated Decker. “I look forward to helping the FSA enable even greater success for the global fabless business model. ”
Decker has served as chairman of Conexant Systems, Inc. since March 2004, and chairman and chief executive officer since it became an independent, publicly traded company in January 1999 through the spin-off of Rockwell International’s semiconductor business segment. He joined Rockwell International in 1989, held several executive positions at Rockwell International and Rockwell Semiconductor Systems.
About the Fabless Semiconductor Association:
The FSA is the global voice of fabless and hybrid semiconductor companies and their foundry and supply-chain partners. Incorporated in 1994, the Association (www.fsa.org) is focused on the perpetuation of the fabless business model throughout the worldwide semiconductor industry. The organization encourages the relationship between semiconductor companies and suppliers; facilitates business partnerships; creates awareness of the fabless/outsourced business model; disseminates industry data; and fosters standards and policies.
FSA members include fabless companies, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundry providers, packaging/assembly houses, intellectual property providers, electronic design automation companies, OEMs, photomask companies, design software companies, investment bankers, venture capitalists and other companies. FSA members represent more than 21 countries spanning North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.