Marvell Semiconductor CEO Matt Murphy elected chair of SIA

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 16): The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has elected Matt Murphy, President and CEO of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., as its 2018 Chair and Sanjay Mehrotra, President and CEO of Micron Technology, Inc., as its 2018 Vice Chair.

In a statement on its website Nov 14, SIA said Murphy has led Marvell since joining the company in July 2016, and serves as a member of the company’s board of directors.

It said since that time, Murphy has led the company’s turnaround and reestablished Marvell as a leading innovator in storage and networking technology.

SIA said prior to joining Marvell, Murphy spent over two decades at Maxim Integrated, most recently as Executive Vice President of Business Units and Sales & Marketing, overseeing all product development and go-to-market activities.

It said that previously, Murphy managed the company’s Communications & Automotive Solutions Group, led Worldwide Sales & Marketing, and served in a range of other business unit management positions.

Murphy said few technologies have impacted the modern world more than semiconductors, and the industry was entering an era that promises even greater change.

“However, progress isn’t guaranteed unless the United States does more to support research, boost competitiveness, and promote global trade. As 2018 SIA Chair, I look forward to working with my colleagues to champion these priorities,” he said.

Meanwhile, it said Mehrotra joined Micron in May 2017, after a long and distinguished career at SanDisk Corporation where he led the company from a start-up in 1988 until its eventual sale in 2016.

SIA said that in addition to being a SanDisk co-founder, Mehrotra served as its President and CEO from 2011 to 2016, overseeing its growth to an industry-leading Fortune 500 company.

Prior to SanDisk, Mehrotra held design engineering positions at Integrated Device Technology, Inc., SEEQ Technology and Intel Corporation.

It said Mehrotra earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

SIA said he holds more than 70 patents and has published articles on nonvolatile memory design and flash memory systems.

Mehrotra said semiconductor technology has revolutionised  society and transformed the economy.

“The success of our industry is driven, in part, by our unity of purpose. Working together through SIA, we can ensure continued U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research,” it said.