Michael O'neill

Michael O'neill

Biography

Mike O’Neill is a senior business executive with extensive experience in P&L management, corporate & product strategy and business development. Mr. O’Neill recently completed the integration of several product lines in ON Semiconductor’s acquisition of AMI Semiconductor.

Mr. O’Neill joined AMI Semiconductor in 2005 and led a re-vitalization of the company’s digital ASIC business, setting the business strategy and realigning the organization & product roadmap, achieving a 55% increase in design wins in the first year. In optimizing the business unit performance in accordance with AMI’s corporate goal to drive earnings growth and gross margin improvement, he drove gross margins well above 50% and returned >20% operating income while growing top line revenue. He assumed responsibility for an emerging, pre-revenue product line and guided it to a successful launch. With ON Semiconductor’s acquisition of AMI in early 2008, Mr. O’Neill led the integration of his product lines with the ON sales channels, and initiated & negotiated a technology license providing ON access to a next-generation technology platform. Assuming responsibility for a declining image sensor business, he turned around the business by setting a new sales strategy and positioning the product line on a more cost-effective technology platform, leading to bookings of $30M in new business in the first year. Mr. O’Neill left ON Semi having completed a successful integration of AMI’s business.

Mr. O’Neill spent 4 years at Kodiak Venture Partners, investing in early-stage technology companies and working with entrepreneurs to build businesses. As a hands-on investor, he was involved in developing strategy and recruiting of executives and directors as well as all aspects of financing and fund raising.

Mr. O’Neill joined Philsar Semiconductor in 1998, leading the early-stage startup in a transition from a design services business to a fabless semiconductor company. He built the company’s marketing, sales and business development function and saw Philsar through it’s acquisition by Conexant Systems.

From 1987 to 1997, Mr. O’Neill was employed by IBM. He held positions in engineering and engineering management before taking technical and marketing roles in IBM’s Microelectronics Division.

Mr. O’Neill received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, in 1986 and 1987, respectively.

Senior Business Leader

Business executive with successful track record in P&L management, product development, marketing, sales and business development. Results-oriented with experience delivering bottom-line performance in turn-around and new product situations. Ability to set strategy and drive implementation through corporate and organizational change. Respected leader for sound business judgement, superior execution and integrity.

Work History

Work History
2008 - 2009

Vice President

ON Semiconductor

Joined ON Semiconductor as part of ON’s acquisition of AMI Semiconductor in March, 2008. Responsible for P&L management of $150M group comprised of multiple product lines: Digital ASICs, High Voltage Communications, Image Sensors. Managed product development, marketing, finance across multiple locations worldwide.

·Drove integration of AMI products with ON sales channel, bringing up new channels for ASIC sales and exceeding annual design win plan.

·Leveraging ON manufacturing infrastructure, improved R&D efficiency and focused new product selection, drove Digital ASIC product line profitability from 20% to 40%.

·Took over and re-launched Image Sensor business, setting new strategy and winning more than $30M in new business.

·Launched new business to sell ON standard components in Military/Aerospace market.

·Initiated and negotiated a license agreement for new digital ASIC technology platform securing the technology roadmap to generate over $120M in future revenue.

2005 - Mar 2008

Senior Vice President

AMI Semiconductor

Joined ON Semiconductor as part of ON’s acquisition of AMI Semiconductor in March, 2008. Responsible for P&L management of $150M group comprised of multiple product lines: Digital ASICs, High Voltage Communications, Image Sensors. Managed product development, marketing, finance across multiple locations worldwide.

·Drove integration of AMI products with ON sales channel, bringing up new channels for ASIC sales and exceeding annual design win plan.

·Leveraging ON manufacturing infrastructure, improved R&D efficiency and focused new product selection, drove Digital ASIC product line profitability from 20% to 40%.

·Took over and re-launched Image Sensor business, setting new strategy and winning more than $30M in new business.

·Launched new business to sell ON standard components in Military/Aerospace market.

·Initiated and negotiated a license agreement for new digital ASIC technology platform securing the technology roadmap to generate over $120M in future revenue.

2000 - 2005

General Partner

http://www.kodiakvp.com

Seed and early stage venture capital investor focused on semiconductor, communications and IT startups. Sourced, negotiated and managed investments in seed and early stage companies, taking an active role on the board of directors and driving all aspects of company building.

·Led first round investment in Taral Networks, a wireless communications equipment startup. Drove strategic acquisition and financing, transforming the pre-revenue Taral Networks into Airwide Solutions, a profitable $25M company.

·Led seed investment in DAFCA, a provider of EDA tools for post-silicon debug. Mentored first-time CEO in organization and company development and helped guide company to the revenue generating phase.

·Sourced Kodiak’s investment in ALIS Corporation, an atomic microscope company acquired by Carl Zeiss SMT.

1997 - 2000

VP Sales & Marketing

Philsar Semiconductor

Responsible for all company business activity including product marketing, marketing communications, sales and business development.

·Structured and negotiated partnership with Mitel Semiconductor, enabling co-marketing of Philsar RF chips with Mitel digital baseband chips.

·Structured and negotiated partnership with Analog Devices, enabling the two companies to co-market GPS chipsets.

·Initiated and negotiated foundry relationship with IBM, providing Philsar with access to Silicon Germanium technology for low power RF design.

·Established Sales office in Japan, hiring a sales director in Japan and setting strategy for engagement with companies such as Panasonic and Omron.

·Renegotiated business agreement with existing customer, turning a loosely defined technology relationship into a clearly defined development agreement with clear specifications, netting $100,000 in additional revenue.

1987 - 1997

Senior Manager, Microelectronics

IBM

Responsible for definition and launch of platform solutions based on IBM ASIC technology. Led technical marketing team and built chip design centers in multiple locations. Managed 50 people.

·Built technical marketing team and led development and customer validation of product strategy for IBM Microelectronics platforms in communications, consumer and data processing applications.

·Defined and staffed IBM Microelectronics’ worldwide design centers. Defined and executed customer-specific product designs with companies such as 3Com, Compaq, Ericsson and Real3D.

Defined and implemented ASIC design methodology for IBM’s entry into the merchant ASIC market.Enabled successful completion of large, high performance ASIC designs with first-time right success rate in excess of 95%

Education

Education