pSemi Revises Leadership Structure with a New CEO & Three Promotions

pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, has announced a new leadership structure.  As reported in February, Sumit Tomar officially assumed the role of CEO from July 1, 2019. In addition, Go Maruyama was promoted to senior vice president of administration and two directors will transition into vice president positions.

Tomar has a proven track record of managing Profit and Loss, design win strategy and revenue growth for Wireless Infrastructure, WLAN, Industrial and Automotive markets.  He has driven strategic direction for numerous market-shaping products, including RF transceivers, RF synthesizers, Power Amplifiers and RF Multi-Chip modules. Prior to joining pSemi, Tomar co-founded C-Ran, where he designed and licensed a 5G RF system-solution prototype that solved issues of indoor coverage in 5G deployments. Tomar has held high-level management positions at several prominent technology companies, including the role of general manager at Qorvo, product line manager for High-speed Signal Path Solutions at Texas Instruments and product line manager at Skyworks Solutions. Tomar received a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University. 

Under the new structure, Go Maruyama will serve as senior vice president of administration. Maruyama will have six direct reports, including vice president of legal, intellectual property (IP) and licensing, sales and business development, information technology (IT), and corporate planning and development. Maruyama brings a unique blend of experience to pSemi, boasting a 20-year tenure with Murata and its subsidiaries. As the current vice president of corporate planning, Maruyama is responsible for managing pSemi’s corporate strategy, promoting post-merger integration of merger and acquisition activities and acting as a liaison between Murata’s local and overseas affiliates. From 2013 to 2017, Maruyama served as a General Manager of marketing and business development for Murata Investment in Shanghai where he was responsible for creating new business in emerging markets, especially focusing on automotive, health care and energy. Other previous positions at Murata Manufacturing include manager of corporate planning. Maruyama earned his MBA and master’s degree in information technology from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Keio University in Tokyo. 

The restructuring also includes the promotion of Mark Moffat to vice president of Power and Rodd Novak to vice president of corporate planning and development. Moffat joined pSemi in 2012 as the U.K. office’s director of power management, overseeing integrated circuit (IC) innovation, product design and strategic marketing for the power division. Novak returned to pSemi in 2017 as a managing consultant to oversee corporate planning. Both positions will report directly to the senior vice president of administration.