Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 7, 2013

Interview with the Chairman, President and CEO: Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)

Sanghi, Steve
Steve Sanghi was named the President of Microchip Technology Inc. in August 1990, Chief Executive Officer in October 1991 and Chairman in October 1993. In June 1995, Mr. Sanghi received an Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year award. He is Co-Author of the book “Driving Excellence: How the Aggregate System Turned Microchip Technology from a Failing Company to a Market Leader” (Wiley; April 2006), along with Michael J. Jones, Microchip’s former head of human resources. Before joining the company, Mr. Sanghi was Vice President of Operations at Waferscale Integration, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Sanghi was employed by Intel Corporation from 1978 to 1988, where he held various positions in management and engineering, the most recent serving as General Manager of Programmable Memory Operations. Today, Mr. Sanghi is a member of the board of directors of Xyratex Ltd., FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics and FlipChip International, LLC. Mr. Sanghi holds a Masters of Science in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science in electronics and communication from Punjab University, India. Profile
TWST: What metrics do you believe are most meaningful for evaluating your business performance and how did you perform on those key metrics in the fourth quarter?

Mr. Sanghi: We look at