Back to All Events

Keynote Speaker: Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn

In collaboration with the SVCE, IDEAS is proud to present:

SJSU alumnus Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn

Ray Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley's longest serving CEO.

Ray is best known for conceptualizing and inventing the Wafer Stepper and co-founding Micrel Corporation (acquired by Microchip in 2015). He served as Micrel's Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & President between 1978-2015. Ray holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design. He is a prolific writer of blog posts and journal articles, and author of Tough Things First, published by McGraw Hill Education in 2015.

Ray earned a BS in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and an MS in Business Administration from San Jose State University

- This event is open to the general public and will be held in the SJSU Student Union Theater.

Earlier Event: September 7
Social at 4th St. Pizza