Qspeed Semiconductor Names New VP Of Marketing

November 06, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Qspeed Semiconductor, manufacturer of high performance power semiconductors, has named 25-year semiconductor business executive Mike Heitzman as Vice President of Marketing. Heitzman has spent his entire career in the semiconductor industry, including top management positions at ON Semiconductor and Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector. His diverse business expertise comes from experience in general management, operations, strategy implementation and marketing for the semiconductor industry.

Most recently, Heitzman served as Vice President of tTchnology Development for ON Semiconductor. Prior to that, Heitzman was Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Analog and Power Management Products Division, where he led a team in refocusing the division’s new product development strategy and introduced energy-conserving power management products that earned global recognition.

"Mike’s solid experience in all aspects of the power semiconductor arena will help propel Qspeed to the next level," said Syrus Ziai, Qspeed President and CEO. "His experience in marketing, technology development and overall global business management will translate to providing a superior product with the best price-performance value for our customers."

Before joining ON, Heitzman spent 18 years with Motorola’s semiconductor business in a variety of management positions. These included overseeing the start-up and production ramp of Motorola’s wafer fabrication plant in Chandler, Arizona, and engineering, sourcing and product marketing positions for a variety of products including rectifiers, bipolar transistors and power MOSFETs.

"Qspeed uses a process that combines proven silicon technologies in innovative ways to provide some of the industry’s highest efficiency power semiconductor solutions," said Heitzman. "I am looking forward to helping Qspeed further strengthen its power conversion product portfolio to enable our customers to meet the challenges of today’s high performance systems."