ON Semiconductor names former Texas Instruments VP to Board of Directors

ON Semiconductor Corporation this week announced that Gilles Delfassy has joined its Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Mr. Delfassy to its Science and Technology Committee.

“We are pleased to have Gilles Delfassy join our Board of Directors,” said Dan McCranie, chairman of ON Semiconductor’s Board of Directors. “Gilles is highly respected as an expert in the global semiconductor and wireless electronics industries, having spent the majority of his 35-year career at Texas Instruments. He brings strategic insight and an impressive track record of successful new business development, including systems solutions and the integration of companies through acquisition both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Gilles has extensive marketing and global manufacturing experience, making him a very valuable addition to the Board.”

At Texas Instruments (TI), Mr. Delfassy served as Senior Vice President & Executive Officer, General Manager leading the company’s worldwide wireless communications business, growing it to the number one position in the global market. Prior to founding and leading TI’s Wireless Terminals Business, Mr. Delfassy served as TI’s European Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Department Manager. In this position, he played a primary role in the definition and significant growth of TI’s worldwide DSP strategy. Previously, Mr. Delfassy was TI’s European Automotive and Microcontrollers Business Unit Manager, during which time he built a profitable business that was ultimately worth several hundred million dollars. He presently serves as a director of Imagination Technologies.

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