Board of Directors

Necip Sayiner

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Dr. Sayiner joined Intersil as President, CEO and Director on March 14, 2013. Prior to joining Intersil, from September 2005 to April 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Silicon Laboratories, a fabless semiconductor company engaged in the design of analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits. Prior to joining Silicon Laboratories, Dr. Sayiner held various leadership positions at Agere Systems Inc., which included Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise and Networking Division from August 2004 to September 2005; and Vice President and General Manager, Networking ICs Division from March 2002 to August 2004. In September 2013, Dr. Sayiner was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and in November 2015, Dr. Sayiner was appointed 2016 Chairman of the SIA.

Dr. Sayiner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Bosphorus University in Turkey, an M.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Donald Macleod


Mr. Macleod has been Chairman of the Board since December 2012. He initially joined our Board as a Director on September 4, 2012. Mr. Macleod served as President and CEO of National Semiconductor Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, from November 2009 to September 2011, when National Semiconductor was acquired by Texas Instruments Incorporated. Mr. Macleod joined National Semiconductor in 1978 and served in a variety of executive positions prior to becoming CEO, including Chief Operating Officer and CFO. He served as the Chairman of the Board of National Semiconductor from May 2010 to September 2011. Mr. Macleod currently serves on the Board of Directors of Avago Technologies Limited, a global manufacturer of optoelectronics and analog interface components, a position he has held since November 2007. In February 2014, Mr. Macleod was appointed to the Board of Directors of Knowles Corporation, a global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, specialty components, and human interface solutions for the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical technology, military/space and other industrial end markets. In addition, Mr. Macleod serves on the Board of Directors of two privately-held companies.

Mercedes Johnson


Ms. Johnson has been a Director since August 2005. From April 1, 2013 through September 22, 2013 she served as the Interim CFO of Intersil. Ms. Johnson was previously the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") at Avago Technologies from December 2005 until her retirement in August 2008. Prior to her employment with Avago, Ms. Johnson worked for Lam Research Corporation, serving as its Senior Vice President of Finance from June 2004 to January 2005, and as its CFO from April 1997 to May 2004. Ms. Johnson has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Micron Technology, Inc. since June 2005, Juniper Networks since May 2011 and Teradyne, Inc. since July 2014. She also served on the Board of Directors for Storage Technology Corporation from January 2004 to August 2005.

Sohail Khan


Mr. Khan has been a Director since 2014. He was most recently the President and CEO of Lilliputian Systems, a solid oxide fuel cell company. From 2007 to 2011, he served as president and CEO of SiGe Semiconductor where he refocused the company on specific core markets, and secured the top market share position in the highly competitive WiFi segment. In 2011 Mr. Khan oversaw the acquisition and integration of SiGe Semiconductor by Skyworks Solutions. Mr. Khan has also held several senior executive positions at Agere Systems and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Khan received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He also serves on the board of LightPath Technologies.

Greg Lang


Mr. Lang has been a Director since February 2006. Mr. Lang has served as President, CEO and Director of PMC-Sierra, Inc., a company that engages in the design, development, market and support of semiconductor solutions for storage, mobile and optical networks, since May 2008. In March 2008, Mr. Lang resigned his position as President, CEO and Director of Integrated Device Technology Inc. (“IDT”). Mr. Lang joined IDT as President in October 2001, was appointed CEO in January 2003 and elected to the IDT Board of Directors in September 2003. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Lang held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s platform networking group. Previously he managed Intel’s Ethernet, storage I/O processing, home networking and broadband businesses.

Ernie Maddock


Ernie Maddock joined Intersil’s Board of Directors in 2015. He is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Micron Technology and is responsible for overseeing Micron’s global finance and accounting organization. Prior to joining Micron in 2015, Mr. Maddock served as Chief Financial Officer at multiple global companies, including Riverbed Technology and Lam Research. His career includes executive experience in manufacturing and supply chain management, global operations, international business, and information technology. He has also held leadership roles at NCR Corporation and Lockheed Corporation. Mr. Maddock earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University.

Forrest Norrod


Mr. Norrod has been a Director at Intersil since 2014. He also serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom (EESC) Business Group at AMD. Mr. Norrod has more than 25 years of technology industry experience across a number of engineering and business management roles at both the chip and system level. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Dell’s server business, driving the business to market share leadership in several key geographies and markets while delivering consistent revenue and profitability growth. Prior to Dell, Mr. Norrod worked at Cyrix Corp and National Semiconductor leading the integrated x86 CPU businesses. Mr. Norrod earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and holds 11 US patents in computer architecture, graphics and system design.