Ray.Zinn

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Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn is an inventor, an entrepreneur and the longest-serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. He is known best for conceptualizing -- and in effect inventing -- the wafer stepper and for co-founding semiconductor company Micrel (acquired by Microchip in 2015), which provides essential components for smartphones, consumer electronics and enterprise networks. He served as CEO, chairman of the board and president of Micrel from the time of its inception in 1978 until its acquisition in 2015.

Zinn is now focused on sharing his experiences and leadership through his podcast, Tough Things First, his book of the same name and his contributions to entrepreneurial thought leadership.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ray Zinn and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Ray.Zinn

Building an Enduring Business

Losing is good

Losing is the basis of winning. It just doesn't feel like it. But all great leaders benefit from losing. Here's why.
July 11, 2016
Why you must master adversity to succeed
Building an Enduring Business

Why you must master adversity to succeed

Adversity is part of building a business, especially for entrepreneurs. How you view adversity determines how well you succeed.
June 29, 2016
Where the real value of IoT resides
Building an Enduring Business

Where the real value of IoT resides

The Internet of Things (IoT) will generate a lot of revenue for a lot of industries, but not until semiconductor makers focus on what really matters and where real human value creates enduring demand.
June 14, 2016