Canada’s Semiconductor Council appoints Paul Slaby as Managing Director

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Paul Slaby

Recently, Canada’s Semiconductor Council (CSC) announced Dr. C. Paul Slaby as Managing Director, effective November, 2022, to lead the development and operations of the Council, stakeholder engagement, and membership growth, following a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Mr. Slaby is a technology business executive with a proven track record in the Canadian semiconductor industry building global tech companies and business units. With over 20 years as an experienced semiconductor and technology C-level executive and founder, Mr. Slaby has a broad range of business development, capital raising, technical and operational leadership experience in semiconductors, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity. Previously, Mr. Slaby was CEO of multiple semiconductor companies which he scaled successfully, and a decades-long tenure at Nortel pioneering artificial intelligence research and semiconductor design.

“I’m thrilled to have been appointed as the Managing Director for Canada’s Semiconductor Council, and I look forward to continuing to drive the Council’s growth,” said Slaby. “With significant investments by other jurisdictions into their domestic semiconductor sectors, it is imperative that Canada builds a sustainable industrial policy to navigate this changing landscape. I look forward to working alongside our stakeholders and Council members as we join forces to accelerate the growth and development of Canada’s semiconductor industry.”

“We are excited to welcome Paul to this new role as Managing Director of Canada’s Semiconductor Council. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the semiconductor space and we are confident he will continue to build on the Council’s momentum,” said Melissa Chee, founding Council member. “Paul will continue to drive action-oriented change that will further position Canada as a global player in the semiconductor supply chain.”

Semiconductors are foundational technologies that power innovation in key economic sectors including automotive, life sciences, and energy. There is an urgent need for significant investments into Canada’s semiconductor sector in order to drive economic growth, attract and retain highly qualified engineering and manufacturing talent, enable domestic companies to scale from Canada for global markets, and attract international design and manufacturing firms.

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