31 August 2021
Sivers Semiconductors establishes US office
Sivers Semiconductors AB of Kista, Sweden (which supplies chips and integrated modules) has established its first US office, employing its first local employee in California.
Susan Shea has joined the firm as VP business development North America for Sivers Photonics and is the first of four people that Sivers Semiconductors plans to hire in the USA this year. With over 25 years’ experience, most recently at optical and photonic product maker Lumentum, Shea has a proven track record of delivering results within the semiconductor industry, the firm says.
“Over 65% of our sales are already in the US, and we believe having local employees will contribute to accelerated US growth,” says Sivers Semiconductors’ group CEO Anders Storm. “With very important Fortune 100 customers and an exciting silicon photonics market in the US, we are very happy to welcome Susan to Sivers as our first ever employee in the US,” he adds.
“We are excited to have Susan on board, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience, as we continue to expand our market presence in the US, particularly in our key growth optical communication and sensing markets,” says Billy McLaughlin, Sivers Photonics’ managing director.
“The majority of my career has been spent in the semiconductor industry, and I look forward to continuing that tradition by providing photonic device solutions to current and future customers,” says Shea.