Phoenix, AZ – ON Semiconductor has appointed Texas Instruments veteran Syrus Madavi as executive chairman and chairman of the board.
Madavi has more than 25 years experience in the semiconductor industry and has been a driving force for the continued innovation of advanced analog, mixed-signal and power-management semiconductor products.
Prior to his appointment at ON Semiconductor, Madavi was senior VP of the high-performance analog business at TI. Madavi was the chairman, president and CEO of Burr-Brown when TI acquired the Tucson-based semiconductor company for $7.6 billion in August 2000.
During his impressive career, Madavi held senior-level positions at Raytheon Semiconductor in Mountain View, CA; Honeywell Semiconductor in Colorado Springs, CO; and Analog Devices in Norwood, MA.
As chairman of the board, Madavi succeeds Dr. Curtis J. Crawford, who will remain a member of the ON Semiconductor board. Crawford was the first chairman of the company’s board and has served the company in that position for more than two years.
“Syrus brings a wealth of analog and power-management experience to our company,” said Steve Hanson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “As we continue to make progress in these markets, we’re looking forward to working with Syrus as the company enters the next stage of its evolution and growth.”
Madavi received his master’s in computer science and bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He earned his MBA in finance from UC-Los Angeles.