Tan has more than 25 years of senior management experience, most notably at Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. (ICS). In his six-year tenure as president and CEO, ICS became a global leader in silicon timing devices, more than tripling earnings. Under his leadership, Tan also played a critical role in managing the successful merger of ICS with IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) last year. He currently serves as chairman of the board of IDT.
"Hock is an excellent choice to drive growth through strong tactical and strategic execution, and to lead Avago following its successful transition to a fully stand alone company," said Chang. "In addition to running ICS, he has broad global operations experience, and deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry. We are counting on him to lead this company in its next stage of growth."
"I am pleased to join such a well-positioned company," said Tan. "Avago has the right combination of innovative products, talented people, and customer relationships to drive revenue expansion in its core markets. I look forward to being part of that growth."
Prior to ICS, Tan was vice president of finance of Commodore International, Ltd., and has held senior management positions with PepsiCo, Inc. and General Motors. Outside the U.S., he had co-founded Pacven Investment, Ltd., in Singapore, and served as managing director for Hume Industries Ltd., in Malaysia.
Tan received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is the world's largest privately held semiconductor company, with 6,500 employees and net revenue of $1.8 billion in fiscal 2005. Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers worldwide. The company serves three primary product categories comprising optoelectronics, RF/microwave components and enterprise ASICs, and is recognized for providing innovative, high-quality products along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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