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Hans Stork leaves Applied Materials for CTO job at ON Semiconductor

28 February 2011 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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Dr. Hans Stork Having moved from Texas Instruments three years ago to join Applied Materials, Dr. Hans Stork has taken up the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and senior vice president at ON Semiconductor. While at TI, Dr. Stork had been CTO.

Dr. Stork’s will focus R&D efforts on energy efficient product and solution offerings in key market segments including computing, consumer, LED lighting, smart grid, automotive and wireless applications.

“Innovative technology is a distinguishing factor for semiconductor suppliers in today’s highly competitive marketplace,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “During the past decade, ON Semiconductor has transformed itself from a commodities supplier of standard components into a premier provider of high performance solutions. In 2010, more than 50 percent of our annual sales were sole-source products. As CTO, Hans Stork will lead our global R&D teams in developing and introducing tomorrow’s leading-edge silicon solutions and continuing the transformation of ON Semiconductor into a technology leader.”

Dr. Stork has close to three decades of experience in technology, product development and leadership management areas. During his career Dr. Stork has worked with some of the semiconductor industry’s leading innovators including Hewlett Packard and IBM Research.

Dr. Stork holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an Electrical Engineering Ingenieur (Cum Laude) from Delft University in the Netherlands. He has authored numerous scientific articles and papers, and served as a board director for Sematech and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for IMEC.

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