Altera CEO John Daane will be awarded the 2014 Robert N. Noyce Award by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) in recognition of his contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry. Daane will receive the award at the SIA's annual awards dinner Nov. 13.
“For many years, John Daane has been one of the semiconductor industry’s strongest and most influential leaders,” said Brian Toohey, SIA president and CEO, in a statement. “John represents the heart and soul of our industry and the glue that hasstrengthened our association.”
Toohey added that, through his career, Daane has brought industry leaders together "to tackle challenges and advance core industry priorities.” Daane’s leadership hashelped the semiconductor industry create jobs, boost economic growth, andmaintain America’s global technology leadership, Toohey said.
Daane has served as Altera’s president and CEO since November 2000 and was named chairman of the board in May 2003. Prior to joining Altera, Daane worked at LSI logic for 15 years at various positions, most recently as executive vice president of LSI's communications products group.
Daane, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, said he was “honored and humbled to be selected by my friends and colleagues to receive this award.”
The Noyce Award is named in honor of semiconductor industry pioneer Robert N. Noyce, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. Noyce and Jack Kilby are credited with inventing the integrated circuit.
Previous winners of the Noyce Award include: Kilby, Gordon Moore, Jerry Sanders, Robert Galvin and Craig Barrett among others.