AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 3, 2006—
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) today announced
that Frank Childers has joined Si2 as vice president of Business
Operations, reporting to Steve Schulz, president & CEO. This new
executive position was created in response to annual Si2 membership
growth rates exceeding 30%/year. The position will bring dedicated
focus to expanding and enriching global business relationships, with
the goal of maximizing the ROI and adoption success for members.
Frank Childers brings 25 years of domestic and international sales/marketing experience to Si2, as a veteran of the EDA and electronics industries. His EDA experience includes Magma, Mentor, Nascentric and Silicon Metrics. His other industry experience includes privately-held telecom systems, wireless Internet and enterprise automation. Childers studied engineering at the US Air Force Academy and earned a bachelor of science degree. He also holds a masters of arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
"We are extremely pleased to have Frank join the Si2 team as we continue to build momentum," said Steve Schulz, president and CEO. "His proven track record and experience will prove invaluable as we expand our level of service to our members, and leverage our strong value proposition to engage more of the electronics industry."
Si2 is an organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on improving the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable collaboration through a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 focuses on developing practical technology solutions to industry challenges. Si2 represents over 97 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. For more information on Si2, visit: www.si2.org.
Silicon Integration Initiative, Austin William Bayer, 512-342-2244, ext. 304