AMS appoints Alexander Everke CEO

  • March 01, 2016
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March 1, 2016 - AMS announces Alexander Everke as CEO. Bringing more than 24 years of semiconductor industry experience to the company, Alexander Everke joined ams’ management board as CEO designate in October 2015.

Alexander Everke has held senior executive positions with Siemens, Infineon and NXP during his career. Prior to joining ams, he was Member of the NXP management team serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager for NXP’s Multimarket Semiconductors, High Performance Mixed Signal and Infrastructure & Industrial business units. He holds master’s degrees in electrical engineering and international business.

“This is an exciting time to lead ams. Sensors touch almost every aspect of our lives – from smartphones to wearables, IoT devices, industrial applications and connected vehicles – and ams is poised for further growth with our portfolio of industry-leading sensor technologies,” commented Alexander Everke.

Former CEO Kirk Laney will become the company’s Chief Strategist for Sensors and remain a member of the Management Board. Under his leadership as CEO, ams defined its strategic focus on sensor solutions and recorded strong growth as a leading provider of sensors and analog ICs. Hans Jörg Kaltenbrunner, Chairman of ams’ Supervisory Board, emphasized: “The Supervisory Board would like to thank Kirk Laney for his excellent leadership and strong achievements as CEO. We are glad to welcome Alexander Everke as new CEO of ams and have great confidence in his vision and strong drive for results to take the company forward and capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”

About ams

ams is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions and analog ICs. Our mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology. ams’ high-performance analog products drive applications requiring extreme precision, dynamic range, sensitivity, and ultra-low power consumption. Products include sensors, sensor interfaces, power management and wireless ICs for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets. With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 2,100 people globally and serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. 

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