Rawls College of Business Hosts CEO of Lubbock-based Company

Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business will host Lloyd Whetzel, president and CEO of X-FAB Texas Inc. in Lubbock. X-FAB is a pure-play semiconductor foundry and wholly owned subsidiary of the German corporation, X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG.

WHAT:           Rawls College of Business Chief Executives’ Roundtable Speaker Series

WHEN:           11:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 9)

WHERE:         Merket Alumni Center, Tech Texas Campus, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT:          Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business will host Lloyd Whetzel, president and CEO of X-FAB Texas Inc. in Lubbock. X-FAB is a pure-play semiconductor foundry and wholly owned subsidiary of the German corporation, X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG.

In 1999, Whetzel was one of the founders of X-FAB Texas Inc. in Lubbock and has served as a managing director and wafer fab manager before becoming CEO. He also held management positions in manufacturing, process engineering and equipment engineering at Texas Instruments, where he previously worked for 23 years. Whetzel also is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Construction Engineering and Engineering Technology Department in the Texas Tech Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering.

The X-FAB group as a whole, including Lubbock’s branch, has been ranked as high as seventh in the pure-play foundry rankings, and is one of the leaders in the analog-mixed/signal arena. At X-FAB Texas Inc. in Lubbock employment has grown from 35 employees to approximately 400.

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CONTACT: Alice Oles, unit coordinator, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3940 or alice.oles@ttu.edu