FPGA-making Lattice Semiconductor names AMD man as CEO

www.theregister.co.uk | 8/28/2018 | Staff
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Lattice Semiconductor has hired a shiny new CEO, Jim Anderson, to plot a way forward for the silicon, reference designs and boards maker.

Anderson hails from AMD where he was senior veep and GM of the chip flinger's Computing and Graphics Business Group. He joined AMD in May 2015, following stints at Intel, Avago and LSI, and directly replaces Glen Hawk, who was interim boss and will remain as special advisor to the CEO until the end of October.

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The new broom "brings a strong combination of business and technical leadership with a deep understanding of our target end markets and customers," Lattice chairman Jeff Richardson said of his new recruit.

Hawk was Lattice COO until he took over from outgoing CEO Darin Billerbeck, who split in March.

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Billerbeck's big idea was to sell under-performing Lattice to the Chinese. When the Trump administration scuppered that deal, and activist investor Lion Point – which had upped its stake to 6.3 per cent by February 2018 – branded Billerbeck's regime as not being good enough, he decided to retire.

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