Lattice Semiconductor has announced the appointment of Mark Nelson as Vice President of the company's global sales company. Mr. Nelson will bring his extensive sales experience, industry knowledge, customer focus and excellent management skills to his new position.

Mark Nelson has 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in sales, marketing, field application engineering (FAE) and engineering positions. Prior to joining Lattice, Mr. Nelson served as Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales for Intel Corporation Programmable Solutions Group (PSG). Prior to Altera's acquisition by Intel, Mr. Nelson was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Technical Services at Altera Corporation. After 14 years at Altera, he has held various leadership positions and played an important role in sales transformation. Prior to joining Intel/Altera, Mr. Nelson held other senior management positions at LSI Logic.

Jim Anderson, President and CEO at Lattice, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Mark to Lattice as we continue to attract high caliber talent to our team. Mark’s impressive experience in the FPGA industry as a global sales leader at Altera and Intel PSG, his broad industry expertise, and his track record of driving profitable growth are a perfect fit. Over the past few months, we have assembled an outstanding team of proven leaders, as we focus on execution and building value for the company and shareholders.”

Mr. Nelson said: “I am very pleased to join the new Lattice management team because we have leveraged the company's potential. Lattice is building momentum through programmable solutions that directly meet the needs of customers in the global end market. It's time to better leverage Lattice's global sales team to accelerate the company's growth and improve the customer experience."