As SVP of sales and marketing, Jim will assume an important leadership position for GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He will drive company’s customer acquisition strategy, through which the company is engaging with a wider set of top-tier chip-makers around the world while continuing to develop the advanced technologies with AMD.

“The addition of Jim’s extensive foundry experience, on both the supplier and customer side of the business, underscores our commitment to building a world-class global foundry services provider,” stated Doug Grose, chief executive officer of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “We recognize that in the foundry business the customer experience is the key to success. We want to become a seamless extension of our customers’ environments, providing secure capacity, advanced technology and world-class support through global operations that they come to view as their own.”

Earlier in his career, Jim spent 15 years with Cypress Semiconductor Corp., rising through various engineering, operations and management positions to the role of SVP. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Southern Methodist University.

“GLOBALFOUNDRIES is entering the foundry market at the right time and with the right business model to change the landscape of the industry,” stated Jim. “More importantly, we’re entering the industry with the right mindset and resources. Our investments in leading edge technology and in supporting infrastructure will ensure the success of our customers.”

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a US based semiconductor foundry company.