Yiling Zhang is a true rising star within the semiconductor industry and a
powerful force within NXP. She has been shortlisted for the Global
Semiconductor Alliance Female Up and Comer Award, nominated for her
exceptional contributions to NXP’s development, innovation, growth and success
in the four years since she joined the company. The official award winner will
be announced on 14 September, but Yiling is already a champion to NXP and
others in the industry.
Born in Shanghai, China, Yiling had an early interest in technology and
engineering. As a teenager watching a live broadcast of China’s crewed
spacecraft launch, Yiling noticed breaks in the signal. This was the spark
that ignited her life-long interest in signal transmissions, and the beginning
of her stratospheric rise in engineering circles.
After a double major (English Language and Literature/Electrical, Electronics
and Communications Engineering) at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Yiling
left China for Delft in the Netherlands, where she was awarded a scholarship.
She first joined NXP as an intern working on algorithms for car radio, and
after earning a Masters in Telecommunications and Sensing Systems, she went to
work with NXP full time.
Ahead of the Curve
Diving straight into the deep end, Yiling’s first assignment was in
something generally reserved for those with more than 10 years’ experience.
Soon working as a product manager, she focused on shaping business strategy,
defining the roadmap for our General Purpose and Integrated Systems product
Yiling has a real knack for delivering on our business strategy thanks to her
deep knowledge, technical insight and close collaboration with sales and
customers. She is also known within the company for her ability to enhance
customer experiences and bring out the best in NXP’s portfolio.
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Yiling also inspires the growing ranks of women in NXP’s workforce with her
unstoppable drive for results. Using her own successes and personal
experiences as examples of what can be achieved, Yiling encourages and
empowers recent women graduates to join the semiconductor industry and works
to increase women’s visibility within the company.
A True Winner
As Yiling’s career flourishes, her list of achievements grows, from the
successful market launch of five new NXP solutions (despite the pandemic!), as
well as the products she develops. As if that wasn’t enough, Yiling is also an
inspirational speaker at conferences on behalf of NXP. All these
accomplishments and her ability to overcome even the most challenging
obstacles make her someone we can all look up to and take pride in.
We Are NXP embodies, spirit and values of NXP, which
is committed to advancing the world by making it safer and more connected. We
pursue our ambitions through technological innovations designed to enhance the
quality of life of our employees, our communities and the world at large, all
the while ensuring sustainability and minimizing our impact on the