Jazz Semiconductor Names Donald R. Beall to Board of Directors

Jazz Semiconductor Names Donald R. Beall to Board of Directors

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers


Jazz Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading independent semiconductor wafer foundries, today announced that well-known business leader and electronics industry veteran Donald R. Beall has joined the company’s board of directors.

Jazz Semiconductor will leverage Beall’s extensive business background and experience as the company continues to expand its leadership position in the IC foundry industry specializing in mixed signal and RF technologies.

“Don’s success in business and his technology expertise will be a significant asset and will provide us with an added level of expertise and direction as we continue to map out our growth strategy and enhance our global presence,” said Shu Li, president and chief executive officer of Jazz Semiconductor.

Mr. Beall is a veteran director of major companies including Amoco, ArvinMeritor, Times Mirror, Procter & Gamble, and Rockwell. He retired from Rockwell in 1998 after serving as chairman/chief executive officer or president for nearly 20 years. Beall is chairman of the Executive Committee, an advisor to and a director of Rockwell Collins (avionics and communications). He is also a director of Conexant Systems, Skyworks Solutions, Mindspeed Technologies, and CT Realty. He is a trustee of the California Institute of Technology, a member of various University of California-Irvine supporting organizations, and an overseer of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He is an investor, director and/or advisor with several venture capital groups, private companies and investment partnerships.

“It’s an exciting time to be working with the Jazz team and I look forward to helping the company reach its full potential by leveraging Jazz’s rich heritage of semiconductor design and fabrication capabilities,” said Beall.

About Jazz Semiconductor

Jazz Semiconductor manufactures semiconductor wafers that enable the development of high-performance, low-power radio-frequency (RF) wireless and broadband wireline communications products. The company’s rich heritage in analog and RF integrated circuits (IC) manufacturing has evolved into a leadership position in silicon germanium (SiGe) bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) and silicon BiCMOS technologies and design tools that are setting the standard for communications IC foundry services. Jazz manufactures wafers using bipolar, BiCMOS, SiGe, analog, and mixed-signal CMOS process technologies. The Newport Beach ISO9001-certified facility includes 100,000 square feet of Class 1 clean-room space, and has the capacity to support 21,000 eight-inch wafer starts per month. Jazz Semiconductor is a privately held company headquartered in Newport Beach, CA. and has approximately 670 employees. To learn more, visit www.jazzsemi.com.

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