SOURCE: Intersil


March 15, 2010 16:05 ET

Intersil Appoints Emery Sugasawara to Vice President of Quality & Reliability

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) -  Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Emery Sugasawara, 52, to the role of Vice President of Quality & Reliability.

Mr. Sugasawara comes to Intersil with over 30 years of experience, most recently as Senior Director of Quality & Reliability at LSI Corporation. Over the course of his 26 year career with LSI, he completed rotational assignments in process engineering, product & test engineering, foundry operations and quality & reliability. 

Mr. Sugasawara was part of the management team that transformed LSI's operations to a complete fabless model, transitioning through a fab-lite model similar to Intersil's asset-lite manufacturing strategy. He provided technical direction for process transfers, yield enhancement, test chip design, silicon to simulation validation, process and package qualification, customer quality engineering, ESD protection and failure analysis.

Prior to his career at LSI, Mr. Sugasawara spent four years with Intel Corporation as a process engineer and section head supervising the lithography development group.

"We are honored and excited to have someone of Emery's caliber join Intersil," said Sagar Pushpala, Intersil's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Technology. "Emery brings us considerable experience in engineering, operations, and quality & reliability. We're confident he will maintain Intersil's quality at industry-leading levels and help deepen relationships with our customers and manufacturing partners worldwide."

"Emery is an excellent example of the outstanding talent that we are adding to Intersil's leadership," said Dave Bell, Intersil's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Sugasawara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and has been awarded 25 U.S. patents.

About Intersil
Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as flat panel displays, cell phones, notebooks and other handheld systems. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators, Zilker Labs Digital Power ICs and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; D2Audio products; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; high-speed data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at