13 December 2021
Wolfspeed hires Texas Instruments veteran as VP of backend operations
Wolfspeed Inc (formerly Cree Inc) of Durham, NC, USA says that Joe Roybal has joined it as VP of backend operations. He joins Wolfspeed from Texas Instruments and has over 20 years of operations and leadership experience.
Roybal previously held the titles of director of quality for the analog signal chain, director of test operations (where he led a 650-employee organization through an operations-wide transformation to increase efficiency) and quality manager for Texas Instruments’ first 300mm factories. He has worked with automotive, industrial, communications and personal electronics customers, improving satisfaction through product quality and account management.
“Joe comes to Wolfspeed with a wealth of knowledge in fab, probe and assembly/test operations, and we look forward to his contributions as we continuously improve,” says Rex Felton, senior VP of global operations. “His arrival complements our growing operations leadership team and will be a vital asset as we lead the industry-wide transformation from silicon to silicon carbide.”
Wolfspeed reckons that the addition to its team of semiconductor manufacturing professionals, paired with its expansion of production capability for silicon carbide materials and devices in New York and North Carolina, will support rapid growth.
Wolfspeed quarterly revenue up 35.6% year-on-year