April 23, 2012 - Marketwire -- Semiconductor packaging service provider STATS ChipPAC Ltd. (SGX-ST:STATSChP) appointed Pasquale Pistorio as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately, at its annual general meeting. Pistorio joined as an advisor to STATS ChipPAC's board last year.
Pistorio is known throughout the semiconductor industry for his role in the creation of STMicroelectronics (ST). He was president and CEO at SGS Microelectronica from 1980 to 1987. In May 1987, he led the formation of ST, integrating SGS Microelectronica with Thomson Semiconducteurs. He became president and CEO of the new company, serving through 2005. Pistorio has been Honorary Chairman of the STMicroelectronics group of companies since 2005. He has more than 39 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.
Pistorio has received honorary degrees from the University of Genova, the University of Malta, the University of Pavia, the University of Catania, the University of Palermo, and the University of Sannio, Benevento. He holds an Electronics degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin.
Pistorio’s “experience in and knowledge of the semiconductor and electronics industries,” as well as his “broad management and industry experience” will strengthen the STATS ChipPAC board, said Charles Wofford, Chairman of STATS ChipPAC.
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. is a service provider of semiconductor packaging design, assembly, test and distribution solutions in communications, digital consumer, computing and other end markets. STATS ChipPAC is listed on the SGX-ST. Further information is available at www.statschippac.com.