Technology >> CEO Interviews >> October 22, 2001

James Donahue – Cohu Inc (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: Could we start out with a history and overview of the company?

Mr. Donahue: Cohu was formed in 1947 and, over the years, has had a

number of operating units. Our largest business, Delta