Summit Microelectronics Inc. has named R. Gregory Miller to the newly created post of chief financial officer, in anticipation of a period of accelerated expansion.
Summit, a small supplier of programmable analog ICs for carrier-class networking equipment, has benefited from explosive growth in the telecommunications industry. By focusing on integrating analog functions that can be programmed at the end of the manufacturing process, or in-system by the OEM, Summit has gained the acceptance of such industry leaders as Cisco Systems, Ericsson Radio, PairGain, and Troncom.
As time-to-market pressures bear down on equipment makers, Summit believes its programmable analog solutions will continue to build momentum.
"Adding a financial officer to our staff will help us plan for and guide the expected growth of Summit," said Rick Orlando, president and chief executive of the Campbell, Calif.-based company.
Prior to joining Summit, Miller was vice president and corporate controller of LSI Logic Corp., and also hails from leading analog-chip makers National Semiconductor Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. Additionally, he has held CFO titles at two private companies.
Miller's extensive background in the semiconductor industry will be critical in Summit's growth, Orlando said.