National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the appointment of Ritu Favre as senior vice president and general manager of the semiconductor business. In this role, Favre will set the strategic direction to drive business growth and build on the company’s positive momentum in the industry.
“Ritu brings more than 25-years-experience in the semiconductor industry and a deep understanding of our target market and customers. She is a proven leader with a passion to empower teams to achieve results,” said Eric Starkloff, NI president and COO. “We expect Ritu’s impressive track record for growth will make a significant impact on our semiconductor industry focus, which is already showing strong momentum. I am excited our industry leadership team is now complete.”
Favre is a seasoned high-tech industry leader with experience across general management and executive leadership roles in the RF and semiconductor industries. Most recently, she was CEO of NEXT Biometrics and served on the Cohu Board of Directors.
“I believe NI is well positioned to capture the tremendous opportunity that is occurring with the commercialization of 5G and today’s software-centric smart devices,” Favre said. “I look forward to applying my experiences to help accelerate NI’s progress in the fast-paced semiconductor market, with a focus on driving sustained growth.”
Prior to her role as CEO of NEXT Biometrics, Favre built profitable businesses while holding senior management positions with market leaders such as Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor and Synaptics. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.