Gilbert F. Amelio is Senior Partner of Sienna Ventures (a privately-held venture capital firm in Sausalito, California) and former CEO of Apple.
Dr. Amelio’s career spans decades of executive leadership roles in leading technology companies including Apple, National Semiconductor and Rockwell International. His leadership roles include Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Apple Computer; President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of National Semiconductor; and President of Rockwell Communication Systems, a unit of Rockwell International. He was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acquicor Technology, Inc., as the company merged to become Jazz Technologies.
Dr. Amelio is a pioneer in the U.S. technology industry, having started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Fairchild Semiconductor. A former director and chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, Dr. Amelio has served on the board of governors of the Electronics Industries Association and been a member of the executive committee of the Business and Higher Education Forum. He previously served on the boards of Chiron, Sematech and the American Film Institute and as chairman of the advisory board of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Amelio, an IEEE Fellow, has been awarded 16 patents and is the recipient of numerous awards. He earned his BS, MS and Ph.D. in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.