Mark Granahan

CEO and Founder, iDEAL Semiconductor

Mark Granahan is a technology executive and materials scientist with more than 35 years of experience in semiconductor technology and business management. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. He has been an operating business executive with Texas Instruments and Lucent Microelectronics (Bell Labs). With R&D at the core of his business successes, he executed multiple advanced analog, power, RF, and CMOS technology development programs while also executing several industry acquisitions and divestitures.

While with Lucent, Mark spearheaded the acquisition of analog preamp and motor-control HDD leader VTC in Minneapolis, with the result catapulting Lucent to the #1 HDD semiconductor supplier position. He is interested in U.S. competitiveness in innovation and manufacturing for electronics, with his career touching all elements of the electronics global supply chain.

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Fabless Isn’t Fab: Why the U.S. Must Prioritize Domestic Microchip Manufacturing

Can the U.S. regain control of the chip supply chain? Are there deeper implications than price increases? This article looks at how this growing “crisis” unfolded, and suggests...