Global Semiconductor Alliance Adds Three Members to Board of Directors

  Global Semiconductor Alliance Adds Three Members to Board of Directors

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 29, 2013

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor
industry, today announces the appointment of three new members to the GSA
Board of Directors. The new members include David Baillie, chief executive
officer, CamSemi; Jeff Waters, senior vice president and general manager,
Altera Corporation; and Dr. Albert Wu, vice president of Operations, Marvell
Semiconductor, Inc.

“I warmly welcome David, Jeff and Albert to the GSA Board,” said Jodi Shelton,
co-founder and president of GSA. “I am honored to have these outstanding
leaders join the board and look forward to their insight and contribution in
the upcoming year.”

In his new position, Baillie has been appointed to represent emerging
semiconductor companies. GSA is committed to reducing the barriers and
improving the probabilities for success of emerging companies in the
semiconductor industry. Baillie, a longtime GSA supporter, has been
instrumental in leading the GSA EMEA Leadership Council and his vision and
business acumen will add a unique emerging company perspective to the board.

“I am honored to join the GSA Board,” said Baillie. “I appreciate the work GSA
has done and look forward to collaborating with my fellow board members to
represent the challenges and issues facing the industry’s start-ups and
emerging businesses.”

David Baillie is chief executive officer of CamSemi and has over 25 years of
international experience in general management, marketing, sales and technical
roles. He has worked in successful start-ups that have grown to be established
companies such as LSI Logic and C-Cube Microsystems where he initially
established their European operations before taking on executive management
roles in the USA with worldwide responsibility. Baillie has a Master’s Degree
in Microelectronics and Business Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied
Physics, both from Durham University, UK.

Jeff Waters from Altera will represent one of the semiconductor member
positions. Altera has been a GSA member since 2006 and has held a board
position since 2007. Altera is also a member of the GSA’s Technology Steering

“It is a privilege to be chosen as a member of the GSA board of directors. GSA
is an important and unique voice in bringing industry leaders together in a
collaborative environment to address challenges in the semiconductor
industry,” said Waters. “I look forward to participating in the GSA’s work in
advancing further collaboration and innovation in our dynamic and global

Jeff Waters joined Altera Corporation in January 2012 and serves as senior
vice president and general manager of the Military, Industrial and Computing
Division. Prior to that, Mr. Waters was with Texas Instruments / National
Semiconductor as product line vice president for the company’s Precision
Signal Path Division. He was with National for 18 years in leadership
positions including vice president of sales and marketing for Japan, and vice
president of worldwide marketing, as well as a variety of marketing and
engineering management roles in analog and microprocessors. In addition to his
time at National, Mr. Waters held positions in management consulting as well
as in research and development. He holds a BSEE from the University of Notre
Dame, an MSEE from Santa Clara University, and an MBA from Northwestern

Dr. Albert Wu has rejoined the board and will serve as a semiconductor member.
Marvell has been a longtime supporter and member of GSA since 1999 and held a
board seat since 2006. Dr. Wu has served on the GSA Board in the past from
2006 – 2009, and his vast knowledge and support will provide the GSA with a
unique market perspective and thought leadership making the board stronger and
more diversified.

“It is my honor to re-join the GSA Board of Directors. Marvell has greatly
benefited from being a member of GSA and I look forward to further
contributing to the goals and principles of the organization to further guide
GSA’s initiatives,” said Dr. Wu.

Dr. Wu joined Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. in August 1998 as the director of
manufacturing technology, supervising test development, product engineering,
foundry operations, and assembly engineering activities. In November 2001, he
was appointed vice president of operations of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Before joining Marvell, Dr. Wu served in key manufacturing technology roles in
several companies, including Silicon Spice, Inc., Monolithic System
Technologies, Inc. and ISSI, after leaving an R&D position at Intel Corp. Dr.
Wu holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from National
Taiwan University and master of science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical
engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

To learn more about the GSA Board of Directors, please visit:

About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth
and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor
industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration,
integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply
chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to
enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global
collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities,
encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with
comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies
throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe.


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