Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a leading provider of customisable smart connectivity solutions, announced the appointment of Steve Douglass as the company’s corporate vice president, R&D, effective immediately. Mr. Douglass brings extensive experience building and leading global high performing engineering and customer-facing teams that deliver industry-leading IC products and solutions. He has a proven track record of creating and executing business strategies that inspire customer innovation and deliver profitable results. Prior to Lattice, Mr. Douglass was the corporate vice president, Customer Technology Deployment at Xilinx, Inc.
Jim Anderson, president and chief executive officer, said: “We are excited to have Steve Douglass join Lattice. His proven ability to lead global FPGA and CPLD teams, and drive customer-focused innovation in targeted applications make him the perfect fit. His technical skills, market knowledge and leadership capabilities will help further strengthen Lattice as we drive sustained growth and profitability by accelerating the worldwide adoption of our ground-breaking hardware and software solutions.”
Mr. Douglass said: “I am excited to be joining Lattice and leading its R&D efforts. Lattice has an excellent programmable product offering built by a talented engineering team. I look forward to the opportunity to further strengthen the portfolio with market driven innovations that will help deliver profitable growth for the company.”
Steve Douglass brings to the role 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. Mr. Douglass 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. He was awarded 23 U.S. and International patents for FPGA and PLD architectures and circuits, and has received numerous industry honours including EDN’s Product of the Year and Innovator of the Year. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He also serves on Santa Clara University’s Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board.