Simon Keeton: onsemi’s head of the Power Solutions Group

22nd January 2024
Kristian McCann

Simon Keeton, a key figure in the semiconductor industry, has been making significant strides at onsemi since joining the company in 2007. As the current Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Power Solutions Group, Keeton has been instrumental in steering the division towards innovation and growth. 

Prior to this role, which he began in January 2019, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the MOSFET Division since.

Keeton's journey in onsemi is marked by progressive leadership roles. Between 2012 and 2016, he was the Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Circuit Division. Earlier, from 2009 to 2012, he led the Consumer Products Division and also held the position of Business Unit Director for the Signals and Interface Business Unit from 2007 to 2009. Before onsemi, Keeton had pivotal roles at Intel Corporation and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation.

Educationally, Keeton's background is extensive, holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, complemented by an MBA from Pepperdine University. He also completed executive business programs at Harvard Business School, equipping him with a broad spectrum of skills for his leadership roles.

onsemi, known formally as Semiconductor Components Industries, is at the driving disruptive innovations in the semiconductor industry. The company primarily focuses on automotive and industrial end-markets, contributing significantly to megatrends like vehicle electrification, sustainable energy grids, industrial automation, and 5G and cloud infrastructure.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, onsemi operates globally with approximately 33,000 employees worldwide. The company's reach is extensive, boasting 19 manufacturing sites, 43 design centers, and 8 solution engineering centers across various countries. This robust infrastructure underlines onsemi's commitment to responsive supply chains, quality programs, and robust ESG initiatives.

In 2022, onsemi reported a revenue of $8.3 billion, followed by an impressive $1.9597 billion in the first quarter of 2023. These figures are a testament to the company's strong market position and operational efficiency.

The company is structured into several key product groups, including the Advanced Solution Group, Intelligent Sensing Group, and Power Solutions Group - the latter being led by Simon Keeton. Each group is pivotal in onsemi's mission to create intelligent power and sensing technologies.

Simon Keeton's leadership in the Power Solutions Group is a critical component of onsemi's success. His extensive experience and educational background have positioned him as a visionary in the semiconductor industry. Under his guidance, the Power Solutions Group is expected to continue its trajectory of innovation and growth, contributing significantly to onsemi's global impact in creating a safer, cleaner, and smarter world.

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