Paul Boudre named Soitec CEO as company re-focuses on electronics business


Paul Boudre has been named CEO of Soitec.
Paul Boudre has been named CEO of Soitec.

Paul Boudre has been named CEO of SOI wafer leader, Soitec (see financial press release here).  The company also announced its plans to re-focus on its core electronics business unit.

Q3 sales were 48 million euros, up 45% over last year. The sale of 200mm wafers (which are used in chips for RF-SOI and smartpower) were almost doubled from last year, and now represent three quarters of the company’s wafer sales.  300mm wafers (which are used for partially and fully-depleted SOI logic) were up by 16%.  The company expects to see the ramp for 300mm FD-SOI wafers in H2 2015.

Boudre joined Soitec from KLA-Tencor in 2007. He has served as the company’s COO since 2008.   He now takes over the CEO role from the company’s founder, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, who will continue as Chairman of the Board.

Soitec is restructuring its solar business and implementing cost-cutting measures.

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