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2021 Technical Global Symposium (TGS) 
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Start date: November 16, 2021
Start time: 9am PST
Duration: 180 minutes

Russell Ellwanger

Chief Executive Officer

Tower Semiconductor

Mr. Ellwanger has served as Tower Semiconductor’s Chief Executive Officer since May 2005. He has served as Director since September 2016, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company’s subsidiaries: Tower Semiconductor USA, Inc., Tower US Holdings, Inc., Jazz US Holdings, Inc., Jazz Semiconductor, Inc., TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and TowerJazz Texas, Inc. He also served as a director of the Company between May 2005 and April 2013. Prior to Tower, from 1996 to 2005, he served in various executive positions with Applied Materials Corporation including Group Vice President, General Manager of the Applied Global Services (AGS) division, Group Vice President, General Manager of the CMP and Electroplating Business Group, and Corporate Vice President, General Manager of the Metrology and Inspection Business Group, during which he was based in Israel. He also served as Vice President of Applied Materials’ 300-mm Program Office in the US. In addition, Mr. Ellwanger served as General Manager of Applied Materials’ Metal CVD Division and Managing Director of CVD Business Development, during which he was based in Singapore. Prior to Applied Materials, he held various managerial positions at Novellus Systems, Inc. from 1992 to 1996 and at Philips Semiconductors from 1980 to 1992.

Dr. Avi Strum

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sensors & Displays Business Unit

Tower Semiconductor

Dr. Strum was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Sensors & Displays Business Unit in 2018, after serving as Vice President and General Manager (GM) of the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (BU) since 2005. Previously he was VP of Europe Sales and VP and GM of the Specialty Business Unit. He joined Tower in 2004 and served as GM of Tower’s design center in Netanya and Device and Integration Department Manager. In 2005, he was appointed GM of the CMOS sensor and non-volatile memory (NVM) BU. Prior to joining Tower, Dr. Strum served as President and COO of TransChip Inc. and previously served in various positions with Intel Corp., both in Israel and the US. He also served with Semi-Conductor Devices (SCD) as R&D Manager and was in charge of all infrared detectors development. Dr. Strum received a Ph.D. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Rafi Mor

Chief Operating Officer

Tower Semiconductor

Mr. Mor was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2014. He has served with Tower in various positions since 1998 including TowerJazz Japan, Ltd. Representative Director and CEO of TowerJazz Japan, and Senior Vice President and Site Manager at the Newport Beach facility. He also served as Vice President of Business Development, Tower’s Vice President and Fab 2 Site Manager, and Fab 1 Site Manager. In addition, Mr. Mor served as Senior Director of Process Device & Yield (Fab 1) and Director of Equipment Reliability & Support of Fab 1. Prior to Tower, he was employed by National Semiconductor in various engineering and management capacities. Mr. Mor earned his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel.

Dr. Marco Racanelli

Senior Vice President and General Manager the Analog Business Unit

Tower Semiconductor

Dr. Racanelli was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Analog Business Unit and Newport Beach Site Manager in 2018 after serving as Senior Vice President & General Manager (GM) of RF & High-Performance Analog Business Unit (BU) and Aerospace & Defense (A&D) BU since 2008. He has been serving as Newport Beach Site Manager since 2014. Previously, he served as GM of the Power BU and held various management positions with Jazz Semiconductor including VP of Technology & Engineering and A&D GM. Prior to Jazz, he held positions at Conexant Systems and Rockwell Semiconductor in the area of technology development. He helped establish industry leadership in SiGe, BiCMOS and MEMS technology, and built a strong design support organization. Prior to Rockwell, he worked at Motorola, Inc., where he contributed to bipolar, SiGe and SOI development for its semiconductor products sector. Dr. Racanelli received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. He holds over 35 U.S. patents.

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