Gilbert Amelio General Information
Dr. Gilbert Amelio is the Co-Founding Partner of Alteon Capital. He also serves as Board Member at AirWire Technologies. He served as Senior Partner at Sienna Ventures. He also served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Semiconductor, as well as its parent company, Jazz Technologies. In August 2005, Dr. Amelio co-founded Acquicor Technology and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and in February 2007, Acquicor merged with Jazz Semiconductor and Acquicor changed its name to Jazz Technologies. Since 2001, Dr. Amelio has been a Senior Partner of Sienna Ventures, a venture capital firm, and, since 2003, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prexient Micro Devices, a fabless semiconductor company. From 1999 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beneventure Capital, a venture capital advisory firm. From 1997 to 2004, he was a Principal of Aircraft Ventures, a consulting firm. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AmTech, a high technology angel investment and consulting services firm. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Computer, a personal computers manufacturer. From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Amelio served as a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor company. From 1988 to 1991, he served as President of the Rockwell Communications Systems division of Rockwell International Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing division that was later spun-off as Conexant Systems. From 1983 to 1988, he served as President of the Rockwell Semiconductor Products unit of Rockwell International. From 1971 to 1983, he held various staff, managerial and executive positions at Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, a semiconductor and photography products company, most recently in the role of Vice President and General Manager of its MOS Products Group. Dr. Amelio received his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S degrees in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Amelio is a Director of AT&T (formerly SBC Communications, Inc.), a telecommunications company, and an adviser to both the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Malaysia Multimedia Super Corridor, a hub targeted at attracting multinational corporations in the global information and communication technology industry. He is also a Director and Trustee of the American Film Institute.