Technology Executive Hong Q. Hou Joins Semtech to Help Oversee Next Era of Growth
CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a high-performance semiconductor, IoT systems and cloud connectivity service provider, today announced the appointment of Hong Q. Hou to the Company’s board of directors, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Hou has extensive experience in product and business development as well as operations management having served in numerous leadership roles at technology companies with large global footprints. Dr. Hou also will join the compensation committee of the board.
“We are excited to have Hong join the Semtech board of directors,” said Rockell N. Hankin, chairman of the board. “Hong brings a proven track record of product, business and operations leadership that is critical to Semtech’s next era of growth. We look forward to benefiting from Hong’s expertise as we continue building our formidable portfolio of highly innovative technologies and products that serve as a foundation for future growth and maximize shareholder value.”
“I am honored to join Semtech’s board of directors. I am passionate about the industry and innovation and excited to bring my extensive semiconductor industry and market experience to support the company’s future growth plans,” said Dr. Hou. “The company has a strong team and I am committed to helping the company achieve its goals, and I look forward to working with the board and management team.”
The appointment of Dr. Hou comes after the recent appointments of Greg Fischer and Paul Walsh to the board of directors. With this latest appointment, the number of directors on Semtech’s board will now be 11 directors.
About Hong Q. Hou
Dr. Hou is an accomplished multinational technology executive, recognized as a global enterprise leader, winning with complex products in dynamic ultra-competitive markets. Dr. Hou currently serves as the president of the Semiconductor Group at Brooks Automation, a leading provider of automated wafer handling and contamination control solutions for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Prior to that, Dr. Hou was Corporate Vice President of the Network and Edge Group of Intel Corporation. He held executive leadership positions at Fabrinet, AXT, and EMCORE before that. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and has also completed Executive Management courses at Stanford Business School.
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) is a high-performance semiconductor, IoT systems, and cloud connectivity service provider dedicated to delivering high-quality technology solutions that enable a smarter, more connected, and sustainable planet. Our global teams are committed to empowering solution architects and application developers to develop breakthrough products for the infrastructure, industrial and consumer markets. To learn more about Semtech technology, visit us at Semtech.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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