Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, has announced the appointment of Dr. King Owyang, Ph.D., as a member of the Board of Directors, effective April 10, 2013.
Dr. Owyang is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Computime Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed company and a leading global provider of electronic control technologies. Prior to joining Computime, Dr. Owyang held various positions at Siliconix Inc., a U.S. semiconductor company, for over 21 years, including the President and Chief Executive Officer. He was instrumental in leading Siliconix to become a highly profitable company with industry leading products. Under his leadership and management, Siliconix established itself as the world leader in power switching and management products and its sales grew to a record level in 2008. Prior to joining Siliconix, Dr. Owyang held various technical and managerial positions at General Electric Company, where he was responsible for developing many enabling semiconductor technologies. Dr. Owyang is a recognized leader in the power semiconductor industry. He has published over 20 technical papers and has been awarded more than 25 patents.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Owyang has agreed to join our board of directors as we continue to execute our strategic roadmap," said Dr. Mike Chang, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. "Dr. Owyang's extensive business experiences and technology expertise, as well as his wide range leadership roles in the power semiconductor industry, will strengthen our position as a leading power semiconductor company and provide our board with valuable insight and perspective."