CISES Advisory Board
Farhat joined ON Semiconductor through Quantenna Communication acquisition in March 2019 where he was serving as SVP of Manufacturing, Operations & Quality for six plus years. Farhat played a pivotal role in making Quantenna successful through manufacturing structure optimization, cost reductions, quality & margins improvement thus enabling Quantenna’s successful IPO in October 2016. Farhat’s experience includes global manufacturing operations, supplier management, building 3rd party partnerships, and the assurance of quality & reliability processes. Farhat has over 20 years of successful experience in global manufacturing operations, quality & reliability functions of the Integrated Circuits & System Products. Prior to joining ON Semi/Quantenna Communications, he headed semiconductor manufacturing operations and quality functions at Synerchip Corporation (acquired by Silicon Image) & SiTime (a MEMS based timing solution company). Farhat has expertise in building and restructuring company’s lower margin product lines to higher margins, enabling market penetration and corporate margins growth. Farhat also held various engineering and management positions in the areas of semiconductor manufacturing in companies like Texas Instruments, Cypress Semiconductor, Silicon Image & IDT. Farhat holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.