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Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon elected President of the Semiconductor Industry Association


The Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today elected Cristiano Amon President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), as 2022 President. Matt Johnson, President of Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB ), was elected vice-president of the SIA. SIA represents 98% of the US semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-US chip companies.

“We are very happy to welcome Cristiano Amon as President of the SIA as we strive to advance important new government policies that foster growth and innovation across our industry, which is fundamental to economic growth and national security, ” said Jean Neuffer , President and CEO of SIA. “Cristiano’s solid engineering background and extensive industry knowledge make him an ideal champion for our priorities, both in Washington and in capitals around the world.

Amon began his career at Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer and, during his tenure, helped shape the strategic direction of the company in several leadership roles. Prior to becoming CEO, Amon was President of Qualcomm. In this role, he led the development of a leading and differentiated product roadmap, led Qualcomm’s 5G strategy – as well as its acceleration and global deployment – and led the expansion and diversification of the business to serve multiple industries. In addition, he oversaw the successful execution of mergers and acquisitions to increase Qualcomm’s capabilities and accelerate growth in key areas including RF Front End, Connectivity and Networking. Previously, Amon led Qualcomm’s semiconductor business as president of QCT.

Prior to Qualcomm, Amon served as CTO of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil , and held senior positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom. Amon holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an honorary doctorate from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil .

“I look forward to chairing the SIA, an association that is as important and influential today as it has ever been in its 45-year history,” said Amon. “This is one of the most critical times for our industry as semiconductors become absolutely essential to America’s economic strength, national security, and global technological leadership. I look forward to continuing to work alongside my colleagues on key political priorities to strengthen this important and strategic sector.

Amon will participate in a fireside conversation at SIA 2021 Awards Dinner later today, November 18 . The event will also include the presentation of the semiconductor industry’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Price, at Jensen Huang , Founder and CEO of NVIDIA and a pioneer in building accelerated computing platforms.

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About SIA
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the semiconductor industry, one of the United States’ leading export industries and a major engine of economic strength, national security, and the global competitiveness of the United States. Semiconductors – the tiny chips that enable modern technology – power incredible products and services that have transformed our lives and our economy. The semiconductor industry directly employs over a quarter of a million workers in United States , and sales of US semiconductor companies totaled 208 billion dollars in 2020. SIA represents 98% of the US semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-US chip companies. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, government, and key industry players around the world to encourage policy that fuel innovation, propel business and stimulate international competition. Learn more about www.semiconductors.org .

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