Apple exec departing to run chip industry group

Another Apple Computer executive is leaving the company, this time to become head of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). George Scalise, Apple's executive vice president of operations, will become president of the SIA on June 2, according to a statement from the US-based trade group.

Another Apple Computer Inc. executive is leaving the company, this time to become head of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

George Scalise, Apple's executive vice president of operations, will become president of the SIA on June 2, according to a statement from the US-based trade group.

Scalise, 63, was the first National Semiconductor official to follow Gilbert Amelio to Apple in February 1996, when Amelio started as Apple's CEO. He was executive vice president and chief administrative officer at National Semiconductor from 1991 to 1996. Prior to that, Scalise held senior posts at Maxtor, Advanced Micro Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Motorola.

The SIA, in San Jose, California, can be reached on the World Wide Web at http://www.semichips.org/.

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