SAN JOSE, Calif. Memory maker Ramtron International Corp. on Friday (Oct. 29) named board director William Howard as chairman.
Howard succeeds Albert Hugo-Martinez, who resigned as chairman of the board and director. Hugo-Martinez served as chairman since February 2003 and as a director since 1999.
The resignation "resulted from potential conflicts of interest with another board position, stemming from Ramtron's recent entry into the mixed-signal product market, and the demands on his time from other business interests," according to Ramtron (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
Ramtron's board has named director Doris Keitel-Schulz to replace Hugo-Martinez on the audit committee.
Howard has served as a Ramtron director since July 1994. Since September 1990, he has been an independent engineering consultant to various entities, including Sematech, the Semiconductor Industry Association and Dow Corning.