David J. Aldrich Joins the Allegro MicroSystems Board of Directors

Tuesday, 25. May 2021 22:01

MANCHESTER, N.H., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. (“Allegro”), a global leader in sensing and power semiconductor technology, today announced the appointment of David J. Aldrich to its board of directors and Audit Committee, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to welcome Dave to our board of directors and Audit Committee,” said Ravi Vig, President and CEO of Allegro MicroSystems. “Dave is an accomplished executive with extensive business and operational experience within the semiconductor industry, and he brings a track record of creating shareholder value and scale at emerging growth companies through organic and inorganic strategies. I look forward to his insights on our technology, business and growth priorities as we continue working to accelerate our revenue and profitability.”

“This is an exciting time to be joining the board of directors of Allegro,” said Aldrich. “It is a company at an inflection point, with innovative technologies, strong end markets and incumbency at blue chip customers,”

Mr. Aldrich brings to the board more than 25 years of leadership and technical experience from leading technology companies. Mr. Aldrich is the former Chairman of Skyworks Solutions, Inc, a leading developer of high-performance mobile communications solutions, where he served from 2018 to 2021. He previously served as Executive Chairman of Skyworks from 2016 to 2018, and as Skyworks’ Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2016. Prior to the creation of Skyworks, Mr. Aldrich served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Industries. He also previously held senior positions at Adams-Russell and M/A-COM. Aldrich currently serves on the board of directors of indie Semiconductor, an automotive semiconductor and software innovator, as well as Belden, a publicly traded provider of end-to-end signal transmission solutions.

Aldrich holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and a master’s in business administration from the University of Rhode Island. Over his career, he has received numerous awards and recognition, including being named the 2014 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

About Allegro MicroSystems

Allegro MicroSystems is a leading global designer, developer, fabless manufacturer and marketer of sensor integrated circuits (“ICs”) and application-specific analog power ICs enabling emerging technologies in the automotive and industrial markets. Allegro’s diverse product portfolio provides efficient and innovative solutions for the electrification of vehicles, automotive ADAS safety features, automation for Industry 4.0 and power saving technologies for data centers and green energy applications.

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All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable law, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.

Contact: Katherine Blye
Senior Director, Investor Relations & Marcom
Phone: +1 603 626-2306
kblye@allegromicro.com 


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