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Qorvo appoints new President of Infrastructure & Defence


Renesas' VP Philip Chesley to succeed James Klein who is retiring

Qorvo has appointed Philip Chesley as president of Qorvo’s Infrastructure & Defense Products segment, effective November 1, 2021.

Chesley will report to Bob Bruggeworth, president and chief executive officer of Qorvo, and he will succeed James Klein, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company.

Bob Bruggeworth said, “We are extremely pleased that Philip Chesley is joining Qorvo to head our diverse and growing Infrastructure & Defence Products (IDP) business. Philip has a proven track record growing world-class organizations at leading technology companies. His deep expertise in RF, power, data communications, automotive, industrial and aerospace/defense markets will serve Qorvo well as he leads our talented IDP team to drive growth.”

Chesley most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Industrial and Communications Business Unit at Renesas. He was previously senior VP and general manager of the Automotive, Aerospace and Analog Product Group at Intersil, which was acquired by Renesas in 2017. He joined Intersil in 2004 and served in several executive leadership roles. Prior to that, he was a founder and a director at Primarion, a pioneer in software-programmable digital multiphase power architectures, which was purchased by Infineon. Chesley earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.

Bob Bruggeworth added: “We are grateful to James Klein for his years of commercial and technology leadership of IDP. James and his teams have established Qorvo as a leader in high value markets while more than doubling the size of the business and diversifying Qorvo’s business mix. We thank James for his many contributions to Qorvo’s success and wish him the very best as he retires.”

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