ON Semiconductor announced the appointment of Hassane El-Khoury as the company’s president, chief executive officer and member of its board of directors, effective Dec. 7, 2020.
Previously, El-Khoury worked as president and CEO at Cypress Semiconductor until its sale to Infineon in April 2020.
El-Khoury held various roles spanning business unit management, product development, applications engineering and business development during his thirteen years at Cypress.
After immigrating to the United States from Lebanon at the age of 17, El-Khoury obtained a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and master’s in engineering management from Oakland University. He was a 2018 recipient of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40 and is currently a member of the board of directors at KeraCel.
Keith Jackson will be retiring from ON Semiconductor as its chief executive officer and president, and as a member of its board of directors. Keith Jackson will continue as an advisor to the company through the end of May 2021 in order to ensure an effective transition of leadership to El-Khoury.
Keith transformed ON Semiconductor from a $1.2 billion standard products supplier into a $5.5 billion, top twenty global semiconductor company, during his nearly two decades at the helm.