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Intersil Names Analog Veteran Sr. VP of Worldwide Sales

March 28, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Intersil Corp. announced yesterday that Peter Oaklander has been named senior vice president of Worldwide Sales, located at Intersil's headquarters in Milpitas, California. Mr. Oaklander will replace Alden Chauvin, who will retire later this year.

Mr. Oaklander spent the past 20 years at Analog Devices, most recently holding the position of vice president and general manager of Power Management products in the Analog Semiconductor division. Prior to that, his positions at Analog Devices included vice president and general manager of Analog Devices' Silicon Valley Operations, managing director of the Asia Pacific region, director of Consumer Sales and Analog Semiconductor Components division Field Marketing in Japan, as well as other positions with growing responsibility. During his tenure at Analog Devices, he spent 12 years living in Asia, based in Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

While managing director of the Asia Pacific region for Analog Devices, Mr. Oaklander was located in Hong Kong and was responsible for direct sales, distribution channel management, technical applications, marketing communications, public relations and customer service for the region. He was in this role for four years before moving into a product division general manager role for Analog Devices in Santa Clara, California.

"Peter has a wealth of global experience in the analog semiconductor arena. His career path has taken him through a variety of disciplines in the semiconductor industry, including product/test development and design engineering, product marketing, sales, and product line management," said Lou DiNardo, Intersil's president and chief operating officer. "His unique combination of experience and skills in several areas and his outstanding business acumen and global sales experience in rapidly growing markets such as Japan and Asia Pacific, make Peter a great fit for the senior vice president of Worldwide Sales position at Intersil."

Mr. Oaklander holds a BSEE degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and an MBA degree from the Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong.