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27 February 2008


SemiSouth appoints chief operating officer

SemiSouth Laboratories Inc, which designs and manufactures SiC-based discrete electronic power devices and epiwafer materials, has appointed Kenney Roberts as chief operating officer, using his 34 years of operations, manufacturing and industry experience to lead SemiSouth’s manufacturing operations (which continue to be based in Starkville, MS, despite the firm opening a new headquarters in Austin, TX in Janaury).

Prior to joining SemiSouth, Roberts was founder and managing director of Eyzon Consulting and CEO of Teravicta Technologics, a provider of RF switching. Previously, he was the COO of Layer-N Networks and Colorado Microdisplay. In addition, he was senior VP of worldwide operations at mixed-signal analog component and embedded processor supplier Cirrus Logic, VP of operations for mixed-signal IC maker Crystal Semiconductor (acquired by Cirrus Logic), and director of engineering for microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices.

“Kenney brings a unique combination of startup experience and extensive manufacturing expertise,” says president and CEO Vess Johnson. “Kenney is a very strong addition to the team and will help us drive our manufacturing operations to the next level,” adds Dr Jeffrey B. Casady, co-founder and chief technical officer. “We have produced the world’s most advanced SiC JFETs and epitaxy in our fab,” he claims, “and we are working aggressively to grow the business and increase our presence in the market.”

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