Our condolences to family and friends of Dr. Doug Smeaton, president and CEO of Semiconductor Insights, who passed away on Feb. 18 after a diving accident. He served as president/CEO of the firm since 1992, led its management buyout in 1994, and oversaw its expansion from just over a dozen employees to over 155. Before joining Semiconductor Insights he was SVP and GM of Mitel Semiconductor (now Zarlink Semiconductor) and president/CEO of Anatek Electronics.
Smeaton was a current or past director at a number of technology companies, including SiGe Semiconductor, Triant Technologies (listed as TNT on the TSX), Skystone (acquired by Cisco), Philsar (acquired by Conexant), Sybarus (acquired by Lucent), SiGem (now Mobile Knowledge), MuAnalysis, and Symagery Microsystems (acquired by Psion Teklogix).
Donations in his memory should be made to the Ottawa Mission (www.ottawamission.com), a local charity that assists homeless people.