iWatt Names Michael Pawlik CEO

September 06, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

iWatt Inc. (Campbell,CA) announced the appointment of Michael Pawlik as president and CEO. Pawlik succeeds co-founder and interim CEO Arthur J. Collmeyer, who continues as the chairman of the board.

Pawlik joins iWatt after two and a half years as a vice president and officer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (Taiwan). Prior to that, he spent seven years as a vice president of Burr-Brown Corp. as part of the team that repositioned Burr-Brown as a leading linear and mixed signal IC supplier prior to the company's sale to Texas Instruments for $7.6 billion.

"We're very pleased to have Mike join us to lead the iWatt team," said Art Collmeyer, the company's chairman. "Mike's unique blend of product and process engineering skills, coupled with his diverse management and international experience, will serve the company well as we take our first ICs to market and get positioned with our chip foundries for high-volume production."