SPEAKER: Lloyd Whetzel, President and CEO, X-FAB
DATE: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Texas Tech University, Merket Alumni Center, Lubbock, TX
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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Lloyd Whetzel is currently the President and CEO of X-FAB Texas, Inc. X-FAB Texas is a pure-play semiconductor foundry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG, a German corporation. The X-FAB Group (wafer fabs in Erfurt & Dresden Germany, Lubbock Texas USA, and Kuching Malaysia) has been ranked as high as #7 in the pure-play foundry rankings, and is one of the leaders in the analog-mixed/signal arena. X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG and X-FAB Texas, Inc. are both privately held companies.
Lloyd was one of the founders of X-FAB Texas, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas in 1999, and has served since that time as a Managing Director and as the Wafer Fab Manager. X-FAB Texas employment has grown from 35 employees on February 1st, 1999 to approximately 400 today. In 2010 he assumed the role of CEO in addition to the role of COO of X-FAB Texas. X-FAB Texas has annually contributed to the Texas Tech Engineering department in a variety of ways since 1999, and continues to have a strong working relationship with Texas Tech.
Lloyd worked for Texas Instruments, Inc. from 1976-1999. He joined TI in 1976 in the Facilities organization, and moved into the Semiconductor division in 1978. He had a wide variety of jobs during his TI history. Lloyd had management positions in Manufacturing, Process Engineering, and Equipment Engineering, and completed his TI career as the Thinfilm/Ion Implant Module Manager in TI's LMOS Wafer Fab.
Lloyd has served on the advisory board for TSTI Amarillo and TSTC Sweetwater, and is currently a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Technology department in the Texas Tech College of Engineering.
Lloyd received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1993.
Lloyd and his wife Betti have been married for 33 years. They have four children and two grandsons. His hobbies are golf, skiing, hunting, watching Texas Tech sports and chasing the grandsons.