NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced that Robert J. Conrad of Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS) has joined its board of directors.
Mr. Conrad, 50, brings 25 years of global semiconductor industry experience with an established leadership record in analog businesses. He is executive vice president and general manager of the Mobile, Computing, Consumer and Communications (MCCC) product group at Fairchild Semiconductor. In this capacity, he is responsible for all product line functions of three business groups spanning ten product families with $700 million in revenue. Mr. Conrad is also a member of the executive staff of the company, participating in corporate level strategy, operations and investor relations. He joined Fairchild Semiconductor in 2003 as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Circuits Group after leading privately-held Trebia Networks as chief executive officer, president and board member.
Previously, he served as vice president, digital signal processor (DSP) division at Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), where he was responsible for DSP technology development for the company. These DSP businesses spanned both standard mass production markets and vertical markets in communications and consumer applications.
Mr. Conrad began his career at Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN), where he served for more than 12 years in a series of increasingly senior level product management positions. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
“Bob’s experience will be a valuable resource as we execute our growth strategy,” said Mindspeed chief executive officer Raouf Y. Halim. “We are pleased to add an executive of his caliber to our board and look forward to his insight and counsel.”
Mindspeed’s board of directors now includes seven members as Mr. Conrad joins Raouf Y. Halim, Chairman Dwight W. Decker, Michael T. Hayashi, Ming Louie, Thomas A. Madden and Jerre L. Stead.
About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes today's separate but interrelated and converging enterprise, broadband access, metropolitan and wide area networks. Our products are classified into three focused product families: communications convergence processing, high-performance analog and wide area networking communications. Our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers, digital loop carrier equipment, IP private branch exchanges (PBXs), optical modules, broadcast video systems and wireless base station equipment.
To learn more, visit us at www.mindspeed.com.
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