Raouf Y. Halim is Chief Executive Officer of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of communications semiconductor and software solutions for network infrastructure equipment. He directs an experienced management team and oversees Mindspeed's strategic direction. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Mindspeed, Mr. Halim was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the network access division of Conexant Systems, Inc., formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems. This division was spun off from Conexant as Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., in June 2003. Mr. Halim joined Rockwell in 1991 and held a number of increasingly senior business and technical positions, including Vice President, VLSI engineering. He began his career at Hayes Microcomputer Products, where he was responsible for advanced product definition, and development of custom VLSI high-speed modem ASICs. Mr. Halim is actively involved in a number of business associations and community organizations. He currently serves in several advisory roles within the University California, Irvine: The Foundation as a member of the board of trustees, chief executive roundtable, school of engineering leadership council, engineering advisory board and the roundtable steering committee. Mr. Halim earned a B.S. in communications and electro physics from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Profile
TWST: Let's begin with a brief historical sketch of Mindspeed and a picture of things as they are now.
Mr. Halim: As you may be aware, Mindspeed (MSPD) went public in 2003. We have been a public