July 17, 2007 – Dwight Decker, non-executive chairman at Conexant Systems Inc., has been appointed chairman of the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), taking over from Sanjay Jha who held the position f or nearly three years and will assume Decker’s previous role as vice-chairman.
In his role as chairman, Decker will help further FSA’s strategic direction, working closely with the group’s executive management team to execute the FSA’s expanding vision, the FSA said in a statement. A FSA board member for the past six years, Decker was president of Rockwell Semiconductor Systems before joining Conexant.
“He not only led one of the top 20 fabless companies, but he also understands what it takes to transition from an IDM to the fabless model,” stated Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA, noting that he also serves on the board of three public and two private semiconductor companies, including one based in China, and is “one of the most experienced CEOs in the area of India.”
As vice chairman, Jha, currently COO of QUALCOMM and president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies, will provide strategic counsel on FSA initiatives.