Joseph Vithayathil serves as an independent director on the board of SemiQ and has been with the company since its inception. Joe has extensive, global experience in the tech industry. He served as a Senior Vice President and general Manager at Applied Micro Circuits. In his initial role leading M&A and Strategy Joe reviewed multiple opportunities, generated term sheets, and closed four acquisitions: two carve-outs, one private and one public, for over $500 M. Diversified the company into growth markets and increased revenue. At Newport Communications he took start-up from a handful of employees, one prototype, no revenue, to multiple products, design-wins, sustainable revenue, and negotiated multiple acquisition offers that resulted in a sale to Broadcom. Joe founded a software company Baysoft that was acquired by Ampersand. Earlier in his career he worked at companies such as Fairchild Semiconductor, National Semiconductor and Philips Electronics in engineering, marketing and sales.
Joe is an Associate Professor of Computer Management and Information Systems in the School of Business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He teaches courses in information technology and business analytics and security. His research has been published in leading journals including Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Corporate social Responsibility and Environmental Management, and International Journal of Information Technology and Management.
He earned a PhD in Management from the University of California, Irvine, an MBA from Harvard University, an MS in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.