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Custom Silicon Solutions was invited to attend the ON Semiconductors Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona during the last week in February.  This annual event provides an opportunity for ON’s major customers to meet one-on-one with ON Executives and discuss how to work together more productively.  The 3-day event consisted of a General Session and then Breakout Sessions.

The General Session began with David Somo, Vice President Corporate Marketing, presenting opening remarks and outlining the events for the conference.

Keith Jackson, President, CEO and Director, followed with an in-depth review of event of the past year.  These events were dominated with the sharp demand experienced since the end of 2009 – assumed to be primarily a result of the considerably reduced inventories during the recession.  ON indicated that they were experiencing an unprecedented order rate as the economy begins its recovery.

Bob Mahoney, Executive Vice President, described ON’s marketing strategy – to expand their SAM and SOM through acquisitions, new products and integrated solutions.  Major acquisitions over recent years include:  LSI Logic Gresham Fabrication Facility in 2006, Analog Devices CPU Voltage & PC Thermal Monitoring Business in 2007, AMI Semiconductor and Catalyst Semiconductor in 2008, PulseCore Semiconductor in 2009 and California Micro Devices in 2010.

An Operations overview was presented by John Nelson, Executive Vice President and COO.  John indicated that lead times are extending for materials, capital equipment and for products from ON Semiconductor with all markets continuing to ramp up.  He also indicated that 2010 Capital spending will focus on Back-End expansion as enhanced utilization of the Gresham facility reduces need for Front-End capital.

In the days following the General Session, Breakout Sessions were held individually with the Companies present.  This was an ideal opportunity for executives to discuss issues and make plans for the coming year.

A golf tournament was held to round-out the experience.  ON hosted the scramble event at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club.  The tournament was well attended and fully enjoyed by all.  CSS was represented in the following foursome, including left to right:  Laurent Jenck (Director of Power Supply Applications & Marketing, APRG (ON Semi), Terry Conant (Executive Vice President, ID Tech), Greg Ochinero (Sales Area Director Western Area & Latin America, ON Semi) and Keith Shelton (President, Custom Silicon Solutions).


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