With promotion from EVP Sales & Marketing, industry veteran also takes on operations.
Paul Boudre has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SOI wafer-leader Soitec.
He first joined joined Soitec’s executive team in January 2007 as a core member of the office of the president, moving into the position of Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. Most recently, the R&D organization also moved under his responsibility, to ensure closer alignment and long-term partnership with strategic customers.
In his new position as COO, he will continue these efforts, as well as overseeing industrial operations, supply chain management, and IT.
A semiconductor industry veteran of more than 20 years, Boudre first came to Soitec from KLA-Tencor, where he held the position of vice president and general manager for U.S. and Europe field operations, as well as vice president of the yield management group and field applications worldwide. Previous to that, he held management positions with IBM, STMicroelectronics, Motorola and Atmel.