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GCT Semiconductor appoints Nelson C. Chan to Board

Mon 1 Apr 2024

Advanced 5G and 4G semiconductor solutions company, GCT Semiconductor Holding, announced the addition of Nelson C. Chan to its Board of Directors.

This strategic appointment comes as GCT positions itself for significant advancements in the dynamic 5G sector.

CEO of GCT, John Schlaefer, said Chan’s breadth of experience in guiding technology companies, coupled with his deep insights into 5G and artificial intelligence (A) technologies, will be invaluable to GCT. 

“His leadership qualities will significantly contribute to our strategic direction and growth, especially at this pivotal time as we transition to a publicly listed entity,” said Schlaefer.

Chan presently serves as Chair of the Board at Synaptics and holds board positions at Deckers Outdoors and Twist Bioscience. His previous roles include Chair of the Board at Adesto Technologies and Outerwall, along with board memberships at Affymetrix, Silicon Laboratories, and Socket Mobile.

GCT Semiconductor Holding said Chan has been instrumental in several private companies as a board member. His executive tenure includes serving as CEO of Magellan Corporation and occupying various senior management roles at SanDisk Corporation, where he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Business.

“The future holds great promise for GCT, and I believe the company is exceptionally well-positioned to capitalise on the expanding opportunities within the 5G marketplace,” said Chan.


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