Austin, TX (May 30, 2007)–Cirrus Logic has appointed Jason Rhode, Ph.D. as its president and chief executive officer. He joined Cirrus Logic in 1995 as an analog design engineer and has led the mixed-signal audio product line since December 2004. During his tenure as general manager, Rhode has reinvigorated Cirrus Logic’s product line of analog and mixed-signal converter and interface products for consumer, professional and automotive audio applications.
Jason Rhode, Cirrus LogicPreviously, he served as director of marketing for analog and mixed-signal products. As president and CEO, Rhode will oversee Cirrus Logic’s worldwide operations, which encompass all product divisions and design centers, as well as operations and sales groups.
“We interviewed numerous external candidates for this position, but in the end, the board of directors felt that Cirrus Logic is fortunate to have a number of strong leaders within the company,” said Mike Hackworth, Cirrus Logic chairman of the board. “Jason, with his strong mix of both technical and business expertise, emerged as the Board’s unanimous decision. He possesses the vision, energy and commitment to drive the company into a new era of growth, built around the company’s solid foundation as a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors.”
Rhode commented, “As a company, we have done an exceptional job in the past few years in establishing Cirrus Logic along a path of consistent profitability, with a healthy balance sheet, competitive products and strong intellectual property. I’m excited about the opportunity to add growth to that strong foundation.”