James P. Lederer
Mr. Lederer is an executive with decades of experience leading a preeminent company in the semiconductor industry. He served as an executive vice president and officer of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a leading wireless technology company, including the dual chief financial officer and chief operating officer role for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), its semiconductor division, from 2008 until his retirement in January 2014.
Prior to that role, he served as chief financial officer of Qualcomm’s largest segment beginning in 2001 and additionally held a variety of senior management positions at Qualcomm, Inc., including senior vice president, finance and business operations. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 1997, Mr. Lederer held a number of management positions at Motorola, General Motors, and Scott Aviation.
Mr. Lederer has served as a director for Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices, since 2018.
He has a B.S. degree and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Management.
Mr. Lederer brings to the board more than 35 years of broad-ranging executive leadership experience, with over two decades focused on the semiconductor, mobile, and wireless technology industries, including as a part of the executive staff of Qualcomm that grew the business to become the leader in the communications semiconductor arena worldwide. He possesses deep finance and accounting expertise, including direct involvement in and supervision of the preparation and certification of financial statements. During his tenure at Qualcomm, Mr. Lederer was charged with managing the development and implementation of a global enterprise risk management program including operational, strategic, and financial risk areas. His additional public company board experience provides further corporate governance and compensation experience.