Ajit Manocha is the president and CEO of SEMI. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, SEMI is the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Manocha, an industry leader, has over 35 years of global experience in the semiconductor industry.
Manocha was formerly CEO at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, during which he also served as vice chairman and chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Earlier, Manocha served as EVP of worldwide operations at Spansion. Prior to Spansion, Manocha was EVP and chief manufacturing officer at Philips/NXP Semiconductors. He began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a research scientist where he was granted several patents related to microelectronics manufacturing.
Manocha has served on the President’s committees for “Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships” and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST).
Ajit Manocha also currently serves as a Director on the Board of POET Technologies, Inc. (TSXV: PTK, OTCBB: POETF), an innovator in InP and GaAs semiconductor technologies with disruptive potential. Manocha's longtime protegé from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Suresh Venkatesan, currently serves as the CEO of POET Technologies.