Texas Instruments recently announced the appointment of Haviv Ilan as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Haviv Ilan, 52, is a 21-year veteran of the company and most recently led TI's Analog Signal Chain business. As COO, he will oversee the company's business and sales organizations, technology and manufacturing operations and information technology services.

Ilan joined TI in 1999 through the acquisition of Butterfly, a wireless connectivity start-up. Prior to leading TI's Analog Signal Chain business, he led TI's High Performance Analog organization and was a vice president in TI's Embedded Processing organization, leading the wireless connectivity business.

"Haviv is a disciplined and inspiring leader with a proven track record of delivering results," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "His authentic leadership style, drive for continuous improvement and passion to win has made TI stronger, and I look forward to continuing to work together to further strengthen the company for the long term."

Ilan earned a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the Joint International Executive MBA Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Tel Aviv University's Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration.