SEMATECH names Ronald Goldblatt permanent CEO

SEMATECH, the global consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, today announced that Dr. Ronald Goldblatt has been named President and Chief Executive Officer by the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Goldblatt has served as acting President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2014.

“Ron has distinguished himself as a results-oriented leader through his ability to meet significant challenges in his first six months, and we are fortunate to have a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry,” said SEMATECH Chairman William Rozich. “Ron has a vision of how to drive the next stage of innovation and growth that will establish a solid foundation for SEMATECH’s future and we are eager to move forward under his leadership.”

Dr. Goldblatt joined SEMATECH as Vice President of Technical Strategy and Operations in September 2013. Previously, he served as Distinguished Engineer and Senior Manager of Advanced Silicon Science and Process Technology for IBM Research and Microelectronics Division in Yorktown Heights, NY. Under his leadership, he led successful efforts in transforming IBM’s semiconductor research cleanroom, supporting early prototyping of breakthrough technologies and developing leading-edge semiconductor technologies. In addition to his deep expertise in leading major business initiatives, Dr. Goldblatt has extensive experience in leading and developing executive management teams.

“In order to move the industry forward and deliver value to our members, we must act aggressively to capture and capitalize on new opportunities that will position SEMATECH as an industry leader,” said Goldblatt. “By focusing on flawless execution of our operating strategy, we will leverage the full capabilities of our technical programs and deliver long-term value to our members and the industry at large.”

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