Wilfred J. Corrigan
LSI Logic Corporation chairman and chief executive officer Wilfred J. Corrigan has made vital contributions for more than 40 years to the business and technical growth of the semiconductor industry.
He was a founder and served twice as chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)and was the catalyst for identifying and achieving many key SIA research and development objectives through the creation of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and many other educational and training efforts.
An acknowledged champion of open competition and free trade, he was a driving force in the establishment of the World Semiconductor Council, a global organization of manufacturers dedicated to advancing the worldwide semiconductor industry.
As the founder of LSI Logic,Corrigan pioneered modern-day gate-array,standard-cell ASIC, system-on-a-chip and Platform ASIC businesses. Before founding LSI Logic, Corrigan spearheaded the growth of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation as chairman, president and chief executive officer and earlier as its vice president and general manager of its Semiconductor Division. Corrigan is also an inventor and holds two U.S. patents related to field-effective device manufacturing and gas etching.
He is a recipient of the SIA's Robert N. Noyce Award, Semico Research's Bellwether Award and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Lifetime Achievement Award. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College and London's City and Guild Institute.a driving force in the establishment of the World Semiconductor Council, a a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College and London's City and Guild Institute.