SanDisk Appoints SVP, Memory Technology
The data storage solutions giant has appointed Dr. Siva Sivaram as SVP of memory technology. In his role, he will also collaborate with SanDisk's engineering teams to develop advanced system-level techniques for managing future generations of flash memory in the company's storage products and solutions. He will partner with SanDisk's global operations organization to ensure optimal production ramp in SanDisk's fab facilities, and lead SanDisk's R&D collaboration with Toshiba. Sivaram has over 27 years of experience in semiconductors, 3D memory architectures, process technology, equipment and materials. He has held executive positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor (Matrix), and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he founded and led Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company, has served as a board member for a number of start-up firms, was entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosslink Capital and XSeed Capital, a research scholar at Matsushita Electric, and an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University.
Marvell Technology Names Co-Founder as President
Marvell Technology, the producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products, has appointed Weili Dai, 51, as president of the company. Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today. Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only woman co-founder of a global semiconductor company. Since co-founding Marvell in 1995, Dai's business acumen, strategic thinking and personal network have led to Marvell's ascent. Dai has served a pivotal role in creating some of Marvell's most important strategic partnerships.
Dr. Sehat Sutardja, 51, the continuing CEO and Chairman, relinquished his position as President of the Company.
Emulex Implements CEO/Chair Succession Plan
James M. McCluney, 61, who has served as CEO since 2006, has been named Executive Chairman of Emulex, the provider of a range of network convergence solutions that connect servers, storage, and networks within the data center. McCluney joined the Company in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer, was subsequently appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006, and in 2010, relinquished his President title but retained his Chief Executive Officer title. Prior to Emulex’s acquisition of Vixel in 2003, McCluney had served as Vixel’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer of Crag Technologies, formerly Ridge Technologies, and served in various positions at Apple Computer, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Vice President of European Operations.
Jeffrey W. Benck, 47, Emulex's current president and COO, has been appointed president and CEO and director. Benck joined Emulex in 2008 as COO, and was promoted to president in 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Benck was President and Chief Operating Officer of QLogic, a supplier of storage networking solutions and also worked for IBM.
Paul Folino, 67, will step down from his role as chairman and will continue as a director. Prior, Folino served as a Director and as Chief Executive Officer of Emulex since 1993 until 2002. In 2002, he was appointed as Chairman and in 2011 he became Non-Executive Chair. He is former President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas-Conrad Corporation.
Date Range: June 23rd - July 21st