Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 24, 2009

Cohu, Inc. – James A. Donahue (cohu)

James A. Donahue, President and CEO of Cohu, Inc., joined Cohu's Delta Design subsidiary in 1978 and has been President of Delta Design since May 1983. In May 1998 Mr. Donahue was promoted to President of the Cohu Semiconductor Equipment Group. In October 1999 he was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Cohu, Inc., and he was appointed to Cohu's board of directors. In June 2000 Mr. Donahue was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Cohu, he was a C.P.A. with Arthur Young & Company. Mr. Donahue holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Boston University. Mr. Donahue is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Standard Microsystems Corporation. Profile
TWST: Let's start with a brief history of your company.

Mr. Donahue: Cohu was founded in 1955 and is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the

symbol COHU. Today we have four operating businesses