Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio, AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies today announced that Richard Beyer, appointed to the board in February this year, as an independent non-executive director, will succeed Gregorio Reyes as chairman of the board. Greg will continue to serve as a board member.
Beyer, 64, was the chairman and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor from March 2008 to June 2012, subsequently retiring from the board in April this year. Prior to this, he held successive positions as CEO and director of Intersil Corporation, Elantec Semiconductor and FVC.com. He has also held senior leadership positions at VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation and served as an officer in the US Marine Corps. In 2012, he was chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association Board of Directors and served for three years as a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council. He currently serves on the Board of Micron Technology Inc.
Dialog’s board said that Reyes has been an excellent Chairman, presiding in that position over the last six consecutive years of revenue growth and significant increase in shareholder return. He steps down as chairman on the high note of the positively received acquisition of iWatt Inc. earlier this month.