jim anderson

James Anderson

President and CEO
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

MSEE 1997

“The best decision I ever made was to be an engineer!”

Mr. James Anderson earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1997. He is the President and CEO of Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and serves on the company’s Board of Directors.

Prior to Lattice, Anderson led AMD’s Computing and Graphics business for over 3 years, driving a strategic and operational transformation that brought disruptive new products to the market. Prior to AMD, he held a broad range of leadership positions spanning general management, engineering, sales, marketing, and corporate strategy at companies including Intel, Broadcom (formerly Avago Technologies), and LSI Corporation.

Anderson serves on the Board of Directors of Sierra Wireless and the Semiconductor Industry Association, as well as the MIT Sloan Americas Executive Board and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He was previously a member of the board of directors of Qylur Intelligent Systems, a privately held AI/iOT security systems company.

Anderson also holds an MBA and Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has four patents for innovations in computer architecture.