Ron Martino is senior vice president and general manager of Business Line Edge Processing for NXP Semiconductors. In this role, he is responsible for driving embedded compute leadership for edge processing in industrial, IoT and networking markets.
Ron is an established leader with 31 years of experience in the microelectronics business focused on automotive electronics, embedded processing applications, high performance computing applications and semiconductor research and development. His industry activities include his board of director role in SOI consortium and board of director responsibilities for NXP’s joint venture design company in Tianjin, China.
Ron’s prior responsibilities include general manager of Product Line i.MX Application Processors and advanced technology adoption in NXP’s former Microcontrollers business. He achieved broad adoption and rapid growth of the i.MX application processor business across automotive and industrial applications. Ron was also the executive leader of NXP’s global microcontroller R&D organization, developing products for multiple applications across consumer, industrial and automotive segments. Responsibilities also included non-volatile memory process technology and IP module development. In addition, Ron was responsible for NXP’s joint development partnership with ST Microelectronics for automotive MCUs.
Ron joined Freescale (now NXP) in February 2008 from IBM, where he was Director of Power Architecture MPU Business. He worked at IBM for 20 years focusing on high performance computing, networking, RF communication and gaming microelectronics. Ron also served as director of IBM’s ASIC and Core IP development organization, manager of IBM’s RF product introduction organization and manager of an advanced technology support team.