SOURCE: Intersil


November 22, 2011 16:15 ET

Intersil Names Gerry Edwards Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations & Technology

Industry Veteran Joins Intersil From National Semiconductor

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today announced Gerry Edwards has been appointed the company's new Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Technology. He joins Intersil from National Semiconductor where he had served as Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Quality since 2009. Prior to this role, Edwards served as Vice President, United Kingdom Operations.

Before his tenure at National Semiconductor, Edwards held a variety of semiconductor manufacturing operations management positions, including fab operations and engineering management positions at Philips Semiconductors and ST Microelectronics.

Edwards holds a BSc in Physics from Lancaster University and an MBA from the University of Wales. He is a past President of Scottish Engineering, and a past Director of the National Microelectronics Institute (UK). He is also a past Chairman of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board. In addition, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of West Scotland in 2002 in recognition of his contribution to manufacturing. At the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honors, he received an OBE for services to Scottish business.

"Gerry's operations and technology expertise will be very valuable to the company as we continue growing Intersil's portfolio of high performance analog and mixed signal products," said Dave Bell, Intersil's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to Gerry's leadership and the many contributions he will make in our efforts to provide the industry's smartest and highest performance products."

"Intersil has developed a broad portfolio of highly-integrated, leading-edge solutions customers require in markets from automotive to industrial to communications and consumer electronics," said Edwards. "The company is an emerging global leader in analog and mixed signal technology, and I am looking forward to contributing to Intersil's growth."

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