Edward C. Ross

Former Senior Vice President at Synopsys, Inc.

Edward C. Ross

Edward C. Ross

Former Senior Vice President at Synopsys, Inc.

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TSMC North America

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Synopsys, Inc.

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Director at Nanotech Industries, Inc. (California)

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Executive Vice President, Office of the President & Director at Atmel Corp.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Atmel Corp.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

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Principal at Carinalli Ventures

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Three-Five Systems, Inc.

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Former President, Microelectronics Division at Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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President at Voltafield Technology Corp.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Triquint Wj, Inc.

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Edward C. Ross
Former Senior Vice President at Synopsys, Inc.
BS Electrical Engineering

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Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - 2005

Part of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., TSMC North America is a company headquartered in San Jose, CA. The firm manufactures, distributes and tests integrated circuits, silicon wafers, diodes and related semiconductor components. Rick Cassidy is the current CEO, occupying that position since 1997.

Senior Vice President
1998 - 2000

Synopsys, Inc. engages in the provision of software products and consulting services in the electronic design automation industry. It operates through the following geographical segments: United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific and Other. Its provides intellectual property products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs, as well as software and hardware that are used to develop the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on the circuits. It's also offers technical services to support the customers in industries such as electronics, financial services, energy, and industrials for developing chips and electronic systems. The company was founded by Aart J. de Geus, Bill Krieger, Dave Gregory, and Rick Rudell in December 1986 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

President of Technology & Manufacturing
1995 - 1998

Cirrus Logic, Inc. develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a range of customers. It builds an analog and signal-processing patent portfolio. The company delivers optimized products for a variety of audio, industrial and energy-related applications. Its product lines include portable audio products and non-portable audio and other products. The company was founded by Suhas S. Patil and Michael L. Hackworth in 1984 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2006 - Current

Atmel Corp. was manufactured microcontrollers, semiconductors and electronic circuits. Its products include microcontrollers, wireless connectivity, smart energy, drivers and sensors, and digital broadcast. The company was founded in December 1984 and was headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Independent Director
2004 - 2013

Volterra Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops and markets proprietary, high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking and consumer markets. Our core products are integrated voltage regulator semiconductors and scalable voltage regulator semiconductor chipsets that transform, regulate, deliver and monitor the power consumed by digital semiconductors. Through our proprietary power system architecture and mixed-signal design techniques, we have integrated power, analog and digital circuits onto a single complementary metal oxide silicon, or CMOS, semiconductor, eliminating the need for a large number of discrete components required by conventional power management solutions. Our power management solutions are incorporated into products from leading system designers, including Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, Cisco, Dell, Foxconn, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Inventec, Juniper, Lenovo, nVIDIA, Sony, and Wistron

Non-Executive Chairman
2002 - Prior

California Micro Devices Corp. designs and sells application specific circuit protection devices and display electronics devices. Its products include electromagnetic interference filters with electrostatic discharge protection for mobile handsets for specific applications, including display interfaces, imager interfaces, speaker, headphone, high speed serial data interfaces, microphone interfaces, and smart card interfaces. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.