PHOENIX, Ariz. – Feb. 21, 2011 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has appointed Hans Stork to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and senior vice president. Under Dr. Stork’s leadership, ON Semiconductor will focus its organic research and development (R&D) and technical innovation to further expand the company’s energy efficient product and solution offerings in key market segments including computing, consumer, LED lighting, smart grid, automotive and wireless applications.
“Innovative technology is a distinguishing factor for semiconductor suppliers in today’s highly competitive marketplace,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and CEO. “During the past decade, ON Semiconductor has transformed itself from a commodities supplier of standard components into a premier provider of high performance solutions. In 2010, more than 50 percent of our annual sales were sole-source products. As CTO, Hans Stork will lead our global R&D teams in developing and introducing tomorrow’s leading-edge silicon solutions and continuing the transformation of ON Semiconductor into a technology leader.”
Dr. Stork joins ON Semiconductor after three years with Applied Materials as Group Vice President of the Si Systems Group and six years with Texas Instruments as the company's CTO and Senior Vice President of Si Technology Development. He has close to three decades of experience in technology, product development and leadership management areas. During his career Dr. Stork has worked with some of the semiconductor industry’s leading innovators including Hewlett Packard and IBM Research.
Dr. Stork holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an Electrical Engineering Ingenieur (Cum Laude) from Delft University in the Netherlands. He has authored numerous scientific articles and papers, and served as a board director for Sematech and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for IMEC.
“ON Semiconductor has successfully grown to be one of the Top 20 suppliers in the industry, through strategic leadership and talented in-house design teams,” said Dr. Stork. “I am looking forward to the challenge of further advancing the company’s robust technology portfolio through targeted R&D initiatives, leveraging existing technologies and intellectual property the company has developed or acquired, and seeking out cutting edge technologies that build upon the company’s existing offerings.”