Globalfoundries has hired Jim Kupec from Cypress Semiconductor for the top marketing position. Globalfoundries is a joint venture company between Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Advanced Technology Investment Company.
Kupec worked at Cypress for 15 years and became President of United Microelectronics Co. (UMC) USA before joining Globalfoundries. UMC is one of the biggest microchip companies in the world.
The most recent role Kupec had was serving as the COO of eSilicon, a circuit design company.
“The addition of Jim’s extensive foundry experience, on both the supplier and customer side of the business, underscores our commitment to building a world-class global foundry services provider,” stated Globalfoundries CEO Doug Grose.