Ritu Favre Joins National Instruments as Senior VP and GM of its Semiconductor Business

National Instruments has announced the appointment of Ritu Favre as senior vice president and general manager of its semiconductor business. In this role, Favre will set the strategic direction to drive business growth and build on the company’s positive momentum in the industry.

Ritu brings more than 25-years-experience in the semiconductor industry and a deep understanding of the target market and customers. She is a proven leader with a passion to empower teams to achieve results. NI is expecting that Ritu’s impressive track record for growth will make a significant impact on the semiconductor industry focus, which is already showing strong momentum.

Favre is a seasoned high-tech industry leader with experience across general management and executive leadership roles in the RF and semiconductor industries. Most recently, she was CEO of NEXT Biometrics and served on the Cohu Board of Directors. Prior to her role as CEO of NEXT Biometrics, Favre built profitable businesses while holding senior management positions with market leaders such as Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor and Synaptics. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.