Semtech Corporation has announced the appointment of Sylvia Summers and Dr. Carmelo Santoro to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Summers has extensive experience in engineering, business development and leadership, including serving as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Trident Microsystems from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that experience, she held senior positions at Spansion LTD, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Storagetek. Ms. Summers currently serves on the Board of Directors for Headwaters, Inc., a public company providing product, technology and services to the heavy construction materials, light building products, and energy industries. She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Feminine in Paris, France, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Thomson CSF, France.
Dr. Santoro is a business consultant with Santoro Technology Associates, which provides general management, strategic planning, marketing and operations services for the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, disk drive, networking, technology services, biotechnology and financial services industries. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Attensity, Inc., a leading provider of social analytics and engagement solutions. His prior experience includes executive positions with Platinum Software Corporation and Silicon Systems. Dr. Santoro currently serves on the boards of several privately-held companies. He earned his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Physics from Manhattan College.
"Our two newest board members together have more than 50 years of distinguished experience in the high-technology industry," said Rockell Hankin, Semtech's Chairman of the Board. "We are looking forward to leveraging their insights and expertise to help guide Semtech's strategic direction."
The appointment of Ms. Summers and Dr. Santoro brings Semtech's total board membership to 10, including Semtech's President and Chief Executive Officer Mohan Maheswaran. Stockholders of record will have the opportunity to re-elect all Company directors at the upcoming annual meeting to be held on June 20, 2013.