November 3, 2011 — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, elected Freescale Semiconductor CEO Rich Beyer as its 2012 chairman. This will be the SIA’s 35th year.
Rich Beyer joined Freescale Semiconductor in March 2008, and has led at Intersil Corporation, Elantec Semiconductor, VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation. He holds bachelors and master’s degrees from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and served 3 years in the United States Marine Corps. He currently serves as a member of the Partnership for a New American Economy and on the US Department of Commerce