Papken Der Torossian is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Group, Inc. Der Torossian joined SVG as president in 1984, became CEO in 1986, and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 1991. A respected industry spokesperson, he has served on the Executive and International committees of the American Electronics Association and as Chairman of the SEMI/SEMATECH Board of Directors. His over-30-year career is highlighted by three years with ECS Microsystems Inc., as President and CEO, and five years with Plantronics—as president of the Santa Cruz Division and, earlier, vice president of its telephone products group. In addition, he spent four years at Spectra-Physics and held a variety of management positions during a 12-year tenure at Hewlett-Packard. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Stanford University.
Since 1995, Peter Draheim has been Managing Director of Philips GmbH, Hamburg, and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Semiconductors SMST, Böblingen.
Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Philips Medical Systems, Hamburg; the Director of Philips Semiconductors, Eindhoven; the Business Unit Manager for Microelectronics VALVO, Philips GmbH, Hamburg; the Sales and Marketing Manager for Consumer Integrated Circuits, VALVO, Philips GmbH, Hamburg; a member of the development management at the VALVO Röhrenund Halbleiterwerke Philips GmbH, Hamburg; and an assistant at the Institute for Electrophysics, Technical University Braunschweig.
Mr. Draheim studied physics at the Technical University Braunschweig.
Kenneth Flamm, who joined the LBJ School of the University of Texas at Austin in fall 1998, is a 1973 honors graduate of Stanford University and received a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1979.
From 1993 to 1995, Flamm served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Economic Security and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Dual-Use Technology Policy. He was awarded the department’s Distinguished Public Service Medal in 1995 by Defense Secretary William J. Perry. Prior to his service at the Defense Department, he spent 11 years as a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.
Flamm has been a professor of economics at the Instituto Tecnológico A. de México in Mexico City, the University of Massachusetts, and the George Wash-