Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a high-performance semiconductor, IoT systems and service provider, today announced that Asaf Silberstein has been promoted to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO) from his previous position of executive vice president, worldwide operations and information technology. Mr. Silberstein will report directly to Semtech’s president and chief executive officer, Mohan Maheswaran. As COO, Mr. Silberstein will lead Semtech’s business groups, sales, operations and information technology.
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Mr. Silberstein has more than two decades of operations experience in the semiconductor industry. He joined Semtech in 2011 as vice president of operations managing Semtech’s supply chain and operations and added information technology to his responsibilities in 2016. Before joining Semtech, Mr. Silberstein served as vice president of operations and information technology at Microsemi Corporation and as COO at PowerDsine.
“Having recently completed the transformative acquisition of Sierra Wireless, which doubled the size of Semtech, I believe now is the right time to enhance our operational focus with this new position. Asaf is a seasoned executive and has been an integral part of Semtech’s leadership team. I am confident his strong track record of operational performance will serve us well,” said Mr. Maheswaran, Semtech’s president and chief executive officer.
"I am humbled and thrilled to have been chosen as Semtech's new COO. With the tremendous momentum we have already established, I am confident that we are well positioned to achieve even greater success in the future and to drive growth and innovation across our business. I am excited to be part of such an exceptional organization as we continue to set new standards of excellence in our industry,” Mr. Silberstein said.
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