- Today2017January 2011
ConsultantHigh Technology Start Ups
- TodayJanuary 2011January 1993
- TodayJanuary 1993January 1982
Senior Analog System Design EngineerLTX Corporation
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Ma, Us
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteB.S.
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An experienced corporate executive, Ali Foughi began his career at LTX Corporation in Westwood, Massachusetts, as an Analog System Design Engineer. During his tenure at LTX, Ali Foughi designed best-in-class fixed frequency and programmable analog filters that were used to dramatically improve the performance of waveform synthesizers and digitizers in high-end test equipment. Mr. Foughi’s leading-edge designs improved the dynamic performance of LTX test systems by approximately 30 to 50 dBs, garnering significant customer interest and increasing sales.
In 1993, Ali Foughi was recruited by a Maxim founder to join Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale, California (NASDAQ: MXIM). For almost 18 years, Mr. Foughi diligently served the company in a variety of capacities, including defining next-generation products, managing development of innovative products, spearheading strategic partnerships, and leading a product line from concept to market leadership. These achievements ultimately led to Mr. Foughi heading two major business units. As a Vice President and General Manager, Ali Foughi managed approximately 320 culturally diverse professionals in 15 design and application centers across several continents and was responsible for approximately $300 million in annual revenues. With a diverse analog and mixed-signal product portfolio, Mr. Foughi’s business units supplied integrated circuits to several end-markets and hundreds of customers worldwide.
Ali Foughi has many years of experience in creating strategic business plans, gaining buy-in from the company CEO, and executing and delivering on his commitments. He is best known for turning around under-performing business units, as well as leading several product lines to achieve global market leadership.
Outside of work, Ali Foughi participates in a variety of activities. He enjoys traveling, photography, and interior design, as well as self-improvement programs. He values supporting several nonprofit organizations.