AES Semigas


26 January 2023

Wolfspeed appoints Stacy Smith to board

Wolfspeed Inc of Durham, NC, USA – which makes silicon carbide materials as well as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power switching & RF semiconductor devices – says that Stacy Smith has been appointed to its board of directors, effective 23 January.

Smith is executive chairman of flash memory company Kioxia Corp (formerly Toshiba Memory Corp) and non-executive chair of the board at design and make technology Autodesk Inc.

New Wolfspeed board member Stacy Smith. Picture: New Wolfspeed board member Stacy Smith.

“With his vast experience in the technology and semiconductor industries, Stacy will be an invaluable asset for Wolfspeed as we work to capitalize on the steepening demand for silicon carbide power devices across the e-mobility, industrial and renewable markets,” says chairman of the board Darren Jackson. “We look forward to his contributions and expertise,” he adds.

“I am really excited to join the Wolfspeed Board and work to help Wolfspeed scale and grow their leadership position in a fast-growing and important market,” says Smith.

Prior to his board positions, Smith worked at Intel Corp for three decades in a variety of roles including group president of sales, manufacturing and operations, chief financial officer, chief information officer, and head of Europe Middle East and Africa.

Smith’s management positions with Intel, including his finance and executive roles, provide him with insight into the operational requirements of a global company and the management and consensus-building skills necessary to serve on Wolfspeed’s board of directors, says the firm. He also holds positions on the California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees and University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Board. Prior board roles include serving on the board of Virgin America Airlines and biofuels company GEVO.

Tags: Wolfspeed Power electronics