SOURCE: Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.

June 02, 2005 08:00 ET

Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc. Announces New President & CEO

TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 2, 2005 -- Global Communications Semiconductors, Inc. (GCS), a leading pure-play III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry service provider, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jerry L. Curtis to succeed Sam Lee as the company's president and chief executive officer.

Jerry brings more than 30 years of successful business and leadership experience in the semiconductor industry, including leading gallium arsenide (GaAs), optoelectronics, Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) and silicon company experience.

Before joining GCS, Jerry was president and chief operating officer of EiC Corporation from 2000 to June 2005. At EiC he led the sale of the majority of EiC's semiconductor components business and assets to WJ Communications. Prior to joining EiC, Jerry had been president and chief operating officer at Optek Technology Inc., where he led new product development in high growth market segments to significantly increase sales growth. Before joining Optek, Jerry spent 26 years with Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sam Lee retired as president and CEO of GCS. During his two-and-a-half year tenure, Sam had successfully improved GCS' operational efficiency and financial results, positioning GCS to reach positive EBITDA performance in the near future.

Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc., based in Torrance, California, an ISO 9002 certified company, provides compound semiconductor foundry services to the wireless telecommunication and high-speed networking industries. GCS currently offers foundry service for InGaP and InP HBT, Power and switch PHEMT processes and provides optoelectronic foundry services for PIN diodes and lasers used in the fiber optic communication market. Additional information may be found at

Contact Information

  • For more information on GCS contact:
    Simon Yu
    Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.
    23155 Kashiwa Court
    Torrance, CA 90505
    Tel: 310-530-7274 x 138
    Fax: 310-517-8200