Avago Technologies


Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications. The company was formed in 2005 as a private spinoff of Agilent Semiconductor Products Group (which was, in turn, spun out of Hewlett-Packard in 1999). By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, Avago provides a range of analog, mixed-signal, and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. The company’s products serve four end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial, and automotive electronics. With a team of over 2000 design and product engineers, Avago maintains design and product-development resources around the world. Its intellectual-property portfolio includes approximately 4700 US and foreign patents and patent applications.

Hock E. Tan, President and Chief Executive Office

Hock Tan has served as Avago Technologies’ President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director since March 2006. From September 2005 to January 2008, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT). Previously, Tan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. (ICS) from June 1999 to September 2005. Before his stint at ICS, he was Vice President of Finance with Commodore International Ltd. from 1992 to 1994. In his career, Tan also held senior-management positions with PepsiCo, Inc. and General Motors Corp. He served as Managing Director of Pacven Investment Ltd., a venture capital fund in Singapore from 1988 to 1992, and served as Managing Director for Hume Industries Ltd. in Malaysia from 1983 to 1988.
Company History:
Avago Technologies was formed in 2005 as a private spin-off of Agilent Semiconductor Products Group, which was in turn spun off out of Hewlett Packard in 1999.
Company Trivia:
1970s: Introduced fiber-optic transmitters and receivers for data communications
2007: Avago announced FBAR-based quintplexer, which brings single antenna, simultaneous GPS, and voice to mobile handsets.
2008: Thanks to WaferCap chip-scale technology, Avago introduced the smallest RF amplifier for use in a variety of architectures.
2010: Debuted 4G/LTE Band 7 duplexer, bringing optimized quality of voice service and battery life of FBAR technology to emerging mobile handsets and data terminals.

Corporate Website: www.avagotech.com

Financial Information: Avago Technologies recorded fiscal year 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion with net income of $552 million or $2.19 per diluted share.

Top Management:

Douglas R. Bettinger, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Khin Mien Chong, Vice President and General Manager, Navigation Interface Division

Tze Siong Chong, Vice President and General Manager, Isolation Products Division

Philip Gadd, Vice President and General Manager, Fiber Optics Products Division

Fatt Lun Ho, Vice President and General Manager, Optoelectronic Products Division

Hassan Hussain, Vice President and General Manager, Motion Control Products Division

Bryan Ingram, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Semiconductor Division

Thomas Krause, Vice President, Corporate Development

Patricia H. McCall, Vice President, General Counsel

Andy Nallappan, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Global Information Technology

Boon Chye Ooi, Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Frank Ostojic, Vice President and General Manager, ASIC Products Division 


San José, CA USA
350 West Trimble Road, Building 90
San Jose
United States 95131

1 Yishun Avenue 7
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