SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

December 05, 2007 16:15 ET

Lattice Semiconductor Announces Appointment of New Director

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the appointment of former LSI Corp. executive W. Richard (Rick) Marz to its board of directors.

Mr. Marz currently is president of the MMW Group, a technology consulting firm. Marz recently retired from LSI Corp. as executive vice president, strategic marketing. In this role, he was responsible for the development and coordination of LSI's global customer, channel, product and technology strategies in the company's target markets, including Communications, Consumer and Storage Components. Previously, Marz was LSI's executive vice president of Communications and ASIC Technology, overseeing the company's communication business unit and ASIC design methodology, technology marketing and global design center resources. Earlier, Marz served as LSI's executive vice president of geographic markets, managing the company's worldwide sales, distribution, ASIC design and Mint Technology activities. Prior to joining LSI in 1995, he was vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

"Rick has strong experience in the semiconductor industry, and in particular the sales and marketing activities in the custom logic sector, that will further strengthen our board as we move forward in achieving our business objectives," said Steve Skaggs, president and chief executive officer.

"We are very pleased that Rick has agreed to join our board; his experience will be invaluable as we continue to provide leadership and direction for Lattice," said Patrick Jones, Chairman of Lattice.

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry's broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Mixed-Signal Power Management and Clock Generation Devices, and industry-leading SERDES products.

Lattice continues to deliver "More of the Best" to its customers with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high-performance, non-volatile and low-cost FPGAs.

Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. For more information, visit

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