Technology >> CEO Interviews >> December 7, 1998

John C. East – Actel Corporation (actl)

JOHN C. EAST, Chief Executive Officer and President of Actel Corporation, joined the company in December 1988. Mr. East came to Actel with more than 20 years' experience in the semiconductor industry. He had been a Senior Vice President at AMD where he was responsible for the Logic Products Group. He also held various marketing, engineering and management positions at Raytheon Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adaptec Corporation (Nasdaq: ADPT) and Single Chip Corporation, a privately held company. Mr. East holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Profile
TWST: Give us a background summary on Actel, enough information that

will put us into context - what you see as your company, what you see as

your business today?

Mr. East: We were founded