“Our industry has experienced monumental growth and technology convergence over the past two years. When combined with the ever-increasing need for a highly-skilled, diverse workforce, the semiconductor industry is at a critical crossroads and I’m proud to say that GSA is leading the charge for companies across the ecosystem around the globe.
“With the addition of Alexis to our board, we have broader insight to further assist and provide guidance to our worldwide network of more than 300 member companies that span six continents,” said Jodi Shelton, CEO of GSA. “Alexis’ leadership, business acumen and technical knowledge make her an ideal candidate to serve on GSA’s board. I look forward to working closely with her to ensure all companies in our ecosystem thrive and can make a lasting, positive impact on future generations.”
“GSA’s board offers a comprehensive, global perspective while fostering collaboration in a thoughtful and innovative way,” said Björlin. “This collaboration is crucial to advancing technology across our entire value chain and creates a positive impact for all stakeholders. I am honored to join GSA’s board of directors and look forward to serving alongside some of the semiconductor industry’s top leaders and engaging in meaningful dialogue to benefit our ecosystem.”
In her role as Vice President of Infrastructure at Meta, Björlin leads the teams developing hardware and software co-designed systems for both scaled AI and web-scale compute, storage, and networking platforms across Meta’s infrastructure. Her team plays a critical role as Meta builds towards the next evolution in social technology, where billions of people will someday come together in the Metaverse.
Alexis Björlin also serves as a director of the board of Digital Realty [NYSE: DLR].
Prior to joining Meta, Björlin served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the optical systems division at Broadcom, where she led the business unit responsible for developing and manufacturing devices and systems used in optical communications.
Björlin also served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Connectivity Group at Intel, where she oversaw three business units: the Networking division, the High-performance Computing Fabric Division, and the Silicon Photonics Division. While at Intel, she commercialized Intel’s silicon photonics technology, led the company’s move towards the Infrastructure Processing Unit and served on the board of directors for the Intel Capital diversity initiative, and was a frequent speaker and advocate for women and diversity in technology.
Björlin earned her BS in materials science & engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.