SUNNYVALE, USA: SST (Silicon Storage Technology Inc.), a leader in flash memory technology, announced the appointment of Dr. Bertrand F. Cambou as its president, reporting to Bing Yeh, executive chairman and CEO, effective June 8, 2009.
Cambou will be in charge of SST's core NOR flash memory business, including its technology development, product design, manufacturing operations, sales, customer services and marketing.
Cambou comes to SST with more than 29 years of semiconductor industry experience. He was previously president and chief executive officer of Spansion Inc., from its inception as a joint venture between AMD and Fujitsu in 2003, until January of 2009.
Prior to Spansion, he was senior vice president of AMD's memory group. From 1999 to 2001, Cambou was chief operating officer at Gemplus International S.A. He also held various senior level positions at Motorola, Inc., including senior vice president and general manager of the Computing and Networking Systems Group and chief technical officer of the Semiconductor Product Group.
Cambou has a doctorate degree in physics and electrical engineering from Paris XI University, an engineering degree from SUPELEC in Paris, France and a master's degree in physics from Toulouse University.
"We are very pleased to welcome Bertrand to the company in the middle of the worst downturn of the semiconductor industry," said Bing Yeh. "He brings a wealth of semiconductor experience, as well as strong flash memory market knowledge and a successful track record of managing significant growth at companies in the semiconductor industry. Bertrand joins us at an important time as the company is repositioning for a return to profitability and renewed growth by investing in strategically important technology and product advancements that will strengthen our position when the global economy begins to recover. Bertrand's appointment strengthens our management team and allows us additional bandwidth in reviving our core NOR flash business while aggressively developing new business for diversification."
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to join SST at this time," said Dr. Cambou. "The company has established itself as a leading embedded flash licensor, a technological leader in low-density NOR flash, and as a true innovator in complementary NAND controller-based solid-state storage products. I am very pleased to be a part of such a strong and dedicated team and look forward to contributing my own experience to assist and prepare the company for its continued growth and development."