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Pair tied to area get top jobs in semiconductor group

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Two men with Capital Region connections have been elected to the top leadership positions in the Semiconductor Industry Association, the trade organization of the U.S. computer chip manufacturing and design industry. The association, currently holding its annual meeting in San Jose, Calif., has elected GlobalFoundries CEO Ajit Manocha as its 2013 chairman. John E. Kelly III, an Albany native who is an IBM senior vice president and director of IBM Research, was named its 2013 ...

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November 30, 2012
1:02 p.m.

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Actually a third man with area ties was honored by the organization, too. Rich Templeton, CEO of Texas Instruments, is a Union College graduate ~1987:

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Nov. 29, 2012—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that Rich Templeton, chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments, has been named the 2012 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made significant contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology or public policy.