Jim Anderson is Lattice Semiconductor’s President and Chief Executive Officer and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. He joined Lattice in September 2018 and focused the company on its mission as the leader in low power programmable solutions. Since then, the company accelerated its cadence of innovative product introductions and achieved record profitability.
Prior to joining Lattice, Jim served as the senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Computing and Graphics business group, where he was responsible for global sales, marketing, and engineering. While at AMD, Jim drove a transformation that brought disruptive new products to market and generated industry-leading revenue growth. Prior to AMD, Jim held a broad range of leadership positions spanning general management, engineering, sales, marketing, and corporate strategy at companies including Intel, Broadcom (formerly Avago Technologies), and LSI Corporation.
Jim serves on the Board of Directors of Sierra Wireless, a leader in edge-to-cloud solutions. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association, as well as the MIT Sloan Americas Executive Board and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Jim was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Qylur Intelligent Systems, a privately held AI/IoT security systems company.
Jim holds an MBA and Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He holds four patents for innovations in computer architecture.
Sherri Luther is Lattice Semiconductor’s Chief Financial Officer. She joined Lattice in January 2019 after serving as Corporate Vice President of Finance at Coherent Inc.
Sherri brings to the role 29 years of strategic and financial operations experience, with an expertise in financial reporting, forecasting, SOX compliance, M&A, operations and global supply chain management. Over the last 16 years, she has been a senior financial executive at Coherent Inc., most recently serving as Corporate Vice President of Finance. Prior to Coherent, Ms. Luther held a number of senior finance and accounting positions at companies including Quantum, Ultra Network Technologies and Arthur Andersen.
Sherri is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a dual major in Accounting and Finance, from Wright State University.
Steve brings over 30 years of broad technology experience developing programmable solutions for many markets including wired and wireless communications, industrial, automotive and test and measurement. He is a 20-year Xilinx executive, most recently serving as Corporate Vice President, Customer Technology Deployment and leading the Worldwide Technical Sales and Support team since 2012. Prior to that, he held a wide range of leadership positions, including Vice President and GM, Advanced Products Division, and Vice President of Product Development. Steve was previously at Cypress Semiconductor for 13 years and served in various leadership roles, including Business Unit Director, CPLDs and FPGAs. He began his career as a Circuit Design Engineer at Intel Corporation.
Steve has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He holds 23 U.S. and international patents for PLD and FPGA architectures and circuits, and has received numerous industry honors including EDN’s Product of the Year and Innovator of the Year. He also serves on Santa Clara University’s Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Esam Elashmawi is Lattice Semiconductor’s Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. He joined Lattice in September 2018 after serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Microsemi Corporation since 2010.
Esam brings to the role 30 years of FPGA technology and industry experience. Over the past decade, he has successfully managed and developed solutions and equipment for the datacenter, automotive, defense, communications and industrial markets. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Microsemi Corporation since 2010. Esam previously served as Vice President of Product Development at Actel Corporation, which Microsemi acquired in 2010. Earlier in his career he co-founded SiliconExpert Technologies, a component management software company, which was acquired by Arrow Electronics.
Esam holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Terese Kemble is Lattice Semiconductor’s Corporate Vice President of Human Resources. She joined Lattice in July 2019 after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with Juniper Networks.
Terese brings many years of human resources leadership experience to Lattice. Most recently, she was the Chief Human Resources Officer with Juniper Networks. Before that, Terese served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Lam Research Corporation, Vice President of Human Resources at TE Connectivity, and held various HR roles at Applied Materials.
Terese holds an MBA and a BS in Psychology, both from Santa Clara University. She is also a Certified Coach and Certified Compensation Professional. Terese sits on the board of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.
Byron Milstead is Lattice’s Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary based in Singapore. He joined the Company in 2008.
Before joining Lattice, Byron was senior vice president and general counsel of Credence Systems Corporation and was previously a partner with Ater Wynne LLC and with Bogle & Gates PLLC.
Byron has a Bachelor of Art from Reed College and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law.
Mark Nelson is Lattice Semiconductor’s Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Sales. He joined Lattice in January 2019 after serving as Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales for Intel Corporation’s Programmable Solutions Group (PSG).
Mark brings to the role 30 years of broad semiconductor industry experience in sales, marketing, field application engineering (FAE) and engineering roles. Prior to the acquisition by Intel, Mark was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Technical Services for Altera Corp. During his 14 years at Altera, he held a variety of leadership roles, where he was instrumental in the transformation of the sales and FAE teams to successfully drive growth, acquire new customers, enhance the customer experience and develop new partner-led routes to market. Prior to his time at Intel/Altera, Mark held other senior management positions at LSI Logic Corp. and was an ASIC engineer at Unisys Defense Systems Inc.
Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana.
Glenn has 30 years of FPGA technology and semiconductor industry experience. Over the last 15 years, he has been responsible for Xilinx Inc.’s supplier strategy, management and sourcing; foundry, package, assembly and reliability engineering; and product cost center and gross margin. He was previously Vice President of Technology, Product Quality and Reliability for all Xilinx processes and products, after serving as Senior Director of Product Development Engineering. Earlier in his career Mr. O’Rourke was Senior Group Manager Product and Test Engineering at Lattice Semiconductor, and was a Product Development Manager / Program Manager at STMicroelectronics.
Glenn has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Most recently, Jerry led Intel’s Shanghai team for Intel’s Non-Volatile Solutions Group. In this capacity he managed the operations of SSD contract manufacturing, driving local collaboration with the Data Center Solution Group and Software Solution Group as well as the Sales and Marketing Group to drive NVMe adoption and Solid-State Drive growth in the region. In 2008, Jerry became General Manager of the Asia-Pacific Division of the Embedded Solutions Group for Numonyx, whose scope included not just all local R&D but also marketing and business development throughout the region. He transitioned this team and site into Numonyx as it was acquired by Micron in 2010, continuing in largely the same role and in many cases expanding the team's capability such as starting an application engineering lab to research customer usage models and develop optimized memory solutions. Jerry started his career with positions at compounded semiconductor research and then stepped into semiconductor industry from Siliconix (Vishay) and Intel in both manufacturing and development roles. He ultimately became the overall R&D and site leader for Intel’s Flash Products Group in Pu Dong.
Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1991 from Shanghai University of Science and Technology. He is the former representative of the people's Congress of Pudong New Area, Shanghai.