India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), today announced Mr. Vivek Tyagi, GM/ BU head with Rptech as Chairperson of the Board of Directors & Executive Committee effective immediately. Vivek succeeds Mr. Rajeev Khushu who will continue as an advisor to the board. Vivek will be esupported by Mr. Sanjay Gupta, VP & India MD of NXP India as the new Vice Chairperson along with Mr. Ruchir Dixit VP & Country Manager Siemens EDA (formerly Mentor Graphics) who will continue to serve as the Treasurer of IESA.
Vivek has been involved with IESA for over a decade and has served as Board member and as the Vice Chairman in 2021-22. Previously Vivek held leadership roles at Western Digital, SanDisk, Freescale semiconductor ( Now NXP) and Motorola. Vivek’s career spans 30 years in the industry and is engineering graduate with e-MBA from Columbia business school.
Speaking about his new role at IESA, speaking about his current role at IESA, Mr. Vivek Tyagi, Chairperson, IESA said, “I am honoured to be appointed as IESA Chairman. I am working with the new Executive Council and will strive to make India a preferred destination for Innovative Electronic product designs & Semiconductor Products, with globally competitive manufacturing, industry-friendly and fiscally attractive policies and best in the world talent
Sanjay Gupta is the Vice President and India Managing Director at NXP India Pvt Ltd spearheading four diverse R&D locations across Bangalore, Pune, and Hyderabad comprising more than 3000 Hi-tech semiconductor design engineers.
The New Executive Council for the year 2022-23 also includes Sunny Malhotra, Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics India Pvt. Ltd, Pradip Thaker, Marvell India Pvt Ltd, Dr Sreeram Srinivasan, Syrma Technology Private Limited, Bhavna Sethi, Micron Technology, Bhartendu Mishra, Arrow Asia Electronics, Varsha Kadam, TE Connectivity
Welcoming the new Chairperson and Vice chairperson, the outgoing Chairperson Rajeev Khushu said, “Despite the challenges brought on by COVID, IESA did have a productive year, making important strides in strengthening the semiconductor ecosystem and aligning with key stakeholders including the Government to bring greater focus to local semiconductor capability across design and manufacturing. I am happy we were able to conduct our flagship event Vision Summit 2021, the first ever Semicon 2022 and also close an MoU with SIA. In addition, we launched two ground breaking reports – one, on the semiconductor market potential in India and the Semiconductor supply chain report.”
IESA has been instrumental in working with the central and state government to bring out favorable policies to enable Indian electronics and semiconductor sector by driving numerous initiatives to bring awareness in the policy makers and working closely with them to help the industry overcome impediments for growth. IESA has also been at the helm towards new government initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Start-up India’ and ‘Digital India’ and has given valuable consultations to international companies who have shown interest to set-up electronics and chip designing facilities in the country. The Executive Council will continue working towards achieving the vision laid down collectively by the association member community.
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