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Executive Profile

Federico Faggin CEO

Chief Executive Officer of Foveon, Mr. Faggin co-founded and was CEO of ZiLOG Inc., Cygnet Technologies, Inc., and Synaptics, Inc.

Mr. Faggin is credited with developing the Self Aligned MOS Silicon Gate Technology which enabled the creation of semiconductor memories and microprocessors. Building on this invention, Mr. Faggin designed and co-invented the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, as well as many follow-on microprocessors.

He is the recipient of many honors and awards including the 1988 International Marconi Fellowship Award, the 1994 IEEE W. Wallace-McDonald Award, and the 1997 Kyoto Prize.