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Former Intel executive joins Tower Semiconductor as Chairman

06 January 2009 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Going Places

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R. EllwangerTower Semiconductor Ltd. has announced the appointment of Amir Elstein as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Elstein, a former General Manager of Intel Electronics Ltd., joins the company from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, where he was a board member and Executive Vice President in the Office of the CEO. He brings over 28 years of semiconductor industry experience to the role.

Russell Ellwanger (pictured), CEO of Tower, said, "We are excited to enter into our next phase of growth with Amir's Board leadership. He is a semiconductor industry veteran with an outstanding reputation and I am confident that with Amir we will capitalize on the opportunities that the present worldwide economic situation offers to the bold."

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