GSA Announces Addition of Intersil CEO David Bell to its Board

GSA Announces Addition of Intersil CEO David Bell to its Board

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, announces the appointment of David Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intersil Corporation, to its board of directors.

(GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, announces the appointment of David Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intersil Corporation, to its board of directors. With this addition, GSA further reinforces its commitment and focus to address / (A/MS) issues within the industry.

GSA’s board is comprised of industry executives who are representative of the global regions in which GSA holds active memberships. Bell filled one of the Semiconductor positions, which are dedicated to fabless and integrated device manufacturer (IDM) companies.

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) is a global technology leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high performance analog, mixed-signal and power management semiconductors. The company's products address some of the fastest growing markets within the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial industries.

“Intersil’s mission to create highly integrated and innovative solutions developed in collaboration with our customers, matches the mission and objectives of the Global Semiconductor Alliance,” said Bell. “The GSA has recognized the importance of analog and power management ICs for the future success of the industry, and I am ready to lend my expertise to the effort.”

GSA has identified analog/mixed-signal as a key area of focus and formed the GSA RF/A/MS Working Group dedicated to this rapidly growing space. Bell’s solid foundation, with more than three decades of analog industry experience, strengthens GSA’s commitment to represent this sector.

Bell joined Intersil in April of 2007 after spending 12 years with Linear Technology Corporation (“LTC”), most recently, from June 2003 to January 2007, as its president. Prior to becoming president of LTC, Bell served as LTC’s vice president and general manager of Power Products and previous to that held the position of LTC’s manager of Strategic Product Development.

“I am very pleased that David Bell has been added to the GSA Board of Directors,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. “David’s broad knowledge and experience provides an additional perspective of understanding the challenges that analog companies face. It is our ambition to learn from experts like Mr. Bell and his contribution will help guide us to continued success.”

To learn more about the GSA Board of Directors, please visit: www.gsaglobal.org/association/councils/bod.asp

About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, /design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org

About Intersil:

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power management semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the fastest growing markets within the communications, computing, consumer and industrial industries. For more information about Intersil, visit www.intersil.com.