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Rick Cassidy
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy Office

Throughout his career Cassidy has demonstrated a keen ability to manage both the technical and business areas of the semiconductor industry. His leadership and drive have had a dramatic and lasting impact on the way semiconductors are designed and manufactured.

Cassidy became President, TSMC North America in January 2005 and was elected a Corporate Vice President, TSMC, Ltd. in November 2008. Since joining the company in 1997 as Vice President, Account Management, he has driven many of the strategic initiatives and business process improvements that helped TSMC achieve its current market position. He also served as Senior Vice President, Operations, instituting productivity and business process efficiencies that kept customers and the company on-course during one of the semiconductor industry's most turbulent times; and Executive Vice President, Office of the President, TSMC North America.

He began his career at Fairchild Semiconductor Company (later acquired by National Semiconductor) where he held a series of executive and management positions in engineering, manufacturing, quality and reliability, and marketing. Prior to Joining TSMC, he was Vice President and General Manager of National's Military & Aerospace Division. Cassidy serves on the GSA board of directors, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the worldwide semiconductor industry.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor's degree in engineering, Cassidy served as a U.S. Army officer before embarking on his business career.

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