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Orange County Based SEMICOA Taps Ramesh Ramchandani to Spearhead Firm's Top Line Growth Strategy
Sep 21, 2011 (03:09 PM EDT)


Ramchandani Succeeds Perry Denning as President of High Reliability, Discrete Semiconductor Leader

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICOA CORPORATION, a leading supplier of high reliability, discrete semiconductors for military, aerospace, and commercial and industrial applications today named Ramesh Ramchandani President.  Ramchandani recently led the successful development of the company's new MOSFET product lines set to launch on schedule next month.  Prior to SEMICOA, he held leadership positions at several top technology companies, including On Semiconductor where he helped lead the turnaround of that company's analog and power MOSFET business later spun off to Motorola.

As President, Ramchandani will lead growth plans to expand SEMICOA's bi-polar transistors, diodes and new power MOSFET businesses for the commercial and high reliability military and aerospace markets where the company is already a leading player.  He will also grow SEMICOA's Rad Hard Assurance programs; rapidly expand national distribution, sales, service and support capabilities and seed new product development and strategic business efforts that meet the needs of customer technology roadmaps now and in the future.

"Ramesh has a proven track record of building successful organizations, particularly in the discrete semiconductor space," commented Tom Epley Chairman of the Board, SEMICOA.  "We have invested significantly to grow and expand our bipolar, MOSFET and diode product roadmaps for commercial and non commercial applications.  These investments are beginning to pay off and Ramesh's efforts to leverage our technology leadership in these areas will be instrumental as we grow the company."

Throughout his career, Ramchandani has managed and partnered with large (FORTUNE 500) global organizations achieving organizational success in the areas of technology and product development, operations, marketing, and sales.   Before joining SEMICOA, he was Vice President and General Manager of ON Semiconductor, Executive Vice President of ZiLOG, and President & COO of InPlay Technologies. He also serves on the Board of VSOLAY and DemosOnDemand, and he is Vice Chairman of NXVT Group (a private equity company).

Mr. Ramchandani holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University and an MBA from Cornell University. He served on the Executive Board of TiE, an entrepreneurial group dealing in venture capital markets. He is also a Board Member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Engineering at Arizona State University.

About SEMICOA

Founded in 1968, SEMICOA CORPORATION is a leader in the design and development of small signal and power transistors for high-reliability military, aerospace and commercial applications. SEMICOA facilities achieved the highest U.S. government qualification (JANS, MIL-PRF-19500, Space Level) for the production of electronic components and are also ISO9001: 2000, and AS9100: 2004 Rev B certified. A strong global sales, marketing and distribution network supports its Southern California based design, development and wafer fabrication operations. For more information visit www.SEMICOA.com.

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