MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, writer, consumer technology expert, and one of the leading women in the field of technology.
A tech contributor on the TODAY Show, you can also find Katie as a regular consumer tech expert on Rachael Ray, The Weather Channel, CBS Sports Radio. Further, she has contributed hundreds of pieces and TV segments for top outlets including but not limited to: Popular Science, Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire, and ESPN to name a few. Katie also runs a full production company and is an in demand keynote speaker who focuses on innovations in technology.
Katie earned a degree in Information Technology New Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award
The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recognizes individuals, such as its namesake, Dr. Morris Chang, for their exceptional contributions to drive the development, innovation, growth, and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor industry.
2022 DR. MORRIS CHANG EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
Executive Chair, Microchip Technology
Steve Sanghi led Microchip Technology from 1990 till February 2021 and was one of the longest serving CEO of a semiconductor company. Mr. Sanghi led the IPO of Microchip (Nasdaq: MCHP) in March 1993 with annual sales of $89M. Under Mr. Sanghi’s leadership, Microchip’s revenue grew to a $5.4 Billion run rate and a market value of approximately $40 Billion. Microchip returned a cumulative stock-price gain of over 263X excluding dividends since the IPO in March 1993. Under Mr. Sanghi’s leadership, Microchip completed its 121st consecutive profitable quarter on December 31, 2020, an achievement unmatched in the semiconductor industry.
Mr. Sanghi recently relinquished his CEO role to his long- time groomed successor within Microchip and became Executive Chair starting March 1, 2021. He also recently joined the board of Impinj, a leading RFID provider and Internet of Things pioneer.
Microchip has also been an industry consolidator, having purchased over 20 companies in the last 12 years. All of them were successfully integrated into Microchip’s business—creating enormous value for the shareholders of Microchip—through business process improvements that brought them to Microchip’s level of financial performance. He is co-author of the book “Driving Excellence: How the Aggregate System Turned Microchip Technology from a Failing Company to a Market Leader (Wiley; April 2006).”
Before joining the Company, Mr. Sanghi was Vice President of Operations at Waferscale Integration, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Sanghi was employed by Intel Corporation from 1978 to 1988, where he held various positions in management and engineering, the most recent serving as General Manager of Programmable Memory Operations.
In June 1995, Mr. Sanghi received an Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Sanghi is the only CEO to win Executive of the Year award twice by Electronic Engineering Times. And Microchip is the only company to win Company of the Year award twice by the Arizona Business Leadership Association (ABL). Additionally, Mr. Sanghi has been named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual list of the Most Admired CEOs, and the Arizona Technology Council selected Mr. Sanghi as the winner of their 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. Finally, the Wall Street Journal ranked Mr. Sanghi second among the top 28 long-serving CEOs of the S&P 500.
Mr. Sanghi has served on numerous public and private boards. He was a member of the board of directors of Mellanox Inc (Nasdaq: MLNX), a high- performance Ethernet Interconnect company headquartered in Israel. Mellanox was recently acquired by Nvidia. Mr. Sanghi’s past board of directors service includes Hittite Microwave (Nasdaq: HITT) sold to ADI in 2014, Xyratex, Ltd. (Nasdaq: XRTX) from 2004 to 2014 (sold to Seagate in March 2014), Chairman of the Board of FlipChip International (sold to TSHT of China in 2015), Adflex Solutions (Nasdaq: AFLX) from 1994 to 1999 (sold to Innovex Inc), Artisoft Inc (Nasdaq: ASFT) for two years in the 90s, Vivid Semiconductor (private company funded by Kleiner Perkins, sold to National Semiconductor) and a member of the board of trustees of Kettering University in Flint, Michigan from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Sanghi was also a member of the board of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, a non-profit company formed to inspire young students in the vital areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math from April 2007 to April 2016 when he termed out after nine years.
Mr. Sanghi holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Punjab University, India.
Rising Women of Influence Award
The Rising Women of Influence Award recognizes and profiles the next generation of women leaders in the semiconductor industry. Companies were encouraged to identify women with a technical background and education within their organization that they believe will be one of their key corporate executives over the next three or four years. Nominations were reviewed by an all-female executive committee that selected the top four candidates for recognition at the GSA Annual Awards Celebration.
2022 RISING WOMEN OF INFLUENCE WINNER
Corporate Vice President, Software Development,
Caixia Jiang is a Corporate Vice President of Software development at AMD, responsible for 3D graphics driver and complier development. She has worked at AMD for 28 years focusing on advancing 3D graphics technology. Prior to…
Senior Director Technology Development,
Isabelle is an Electrical Engineer, she started her career in the semiconductor industry in 2001. She has published and co-authored 100+ publications in the field of device engineering. She joined GlobalFoundries 10 years ago. She has successively led …
Vice President, Technology Development & Senior Director, Advanced Design & Technology Solutions,
Lalitha Immaneni is a Vice President in ATTD (Assembly & Test Technology Development) and the senior director of the Advanced Design and Technology Solutions (ADTS) Department at Intel. She is responsible for delivering technology building blocks for package substrate development, design rules for …
Dr. Yan Li
Vice President, Engineering, Memory Technology,
Dr. Yan Li began working in failure analysis at SanDisk in 1998, before transferring to memory design. She was promoted to vice president in 2018. Whether she is in the lab, probing and running simulations, leading a global project team of ~200 people, or filing…
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