Dr. Raluca Dinu
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Raluca Dinu is a visionary, global business executive, offering 20 years of achievements in the high-tech industry (semiconductor devices fab and fabless, electronics, media, cloud data management, and information technology) with an established track-record of driving increased revenue and profitability, building and leading cross-functional teams, and delivering impressive results in turnaround situations, strategic growth and consolidation, and fast-paced business environment.
Raluca is General Manager / Vice President at Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ IDTI), which was acquired by Renesas Electronics Corp (TSE 6723:JP) for $6.7B, in cash, and the acquisition is to be closed before end of Q2’2019. Raluca is responsible for overall general management and global P&L management of the Optical Interconnect BU, operations, general business management, cost savings effort, marketing and support, new product development, OEM agreements, financial management, management team recruitment. Raluca drove the transfer and integration of the team from GigPeak, Inc (NYSE GIG) into IDTI post the acquisition of GigPeak by IDTI in April 2017.
At GigPeak (previously called GigOptix) Raluca held various executive positions and eventually became EVP and the Chief Operation Officer (COO) of the company in 2015, where she drove hands-on the global P&L, operations, general business management, cost savings efforts, global sales, marketing and support, new product development, financial management, and management team recruitment. Raluca led the company’s operations to record financial performance with significant increase in profitability and shareholder value. She was the main partner to the CEO in the rollup of the company through 10 mergers and acquisitions, and in closing the sale of GigPeak to IDTI. Raluca was member of Board of Directors of Brazil-Photonics, in Campinas Brazil, a Joint Venture that GigOptix established with CPQD in 2014. Prior to GigOptix, Raluca was VP of Engineering at Lumera (NASDAQ LMRA) when the company was acquired by GigOptix in 2008.
Raluca holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Ph.D. in Solid State Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Bucharest, and Executive-MBA from Stanford University.