SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

May 15, 2008 17:00 ET

Lattice Semiconductor Appoints Byron Milstead Corporate Vice President and General Counsel

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the appointment of Byron Milstead as Corporate Vice President and General Counsel.

Since 2000, Mr. Milstead has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Credence Systems Corporation. After completing his undergraduate degree from Reed College and receiving his law degree from the University of Utah, Mr. Milstead practiced law at the Salt Lake City office of Parsons Behle & Latimer and the Portland offices of both Bogle & Gates and Ater Wynne.

"Byron brings an exceptional breadth and depth of experience that will serve Lattice very well, including corporate governance matters, securities law compliance, execution of acquisitions, negotiation of contracts and management of intellectual property portfolios," said Jan Johannessen, Lattice Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "We are excited to welcome Byron to Lattice as a valued member of our senior management team."

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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Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Jan Johannessen
    Chief Financial Officer
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    (503) 268-8000