Drue has 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry. He is currently an Advisory Board Member to Savari, Inc., a leader in the V2X software and system markets. He advises and consults for technology companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations. His Venture Capital and Angel Investments have been primarily focused in the automotive sector.
Previously, Drue served as Sr Vice President Global Automotive Sales & Marketing at NXP Semiconductors, during which time NXP gained significant market share. In his career with NXP (formerly Philips Semiconductors), Drue spent 3 years in Shanghai establishing a #1 position in the China automotive market while launching and serving as Board Member for the first Chinese automotive semiconductor company, Datang-NXP Semiconductors. Prior to China he worked 7 years at NXP’s Automotive HQ in Germany, including 4 years heading Automotive Quality operations, and has also been based in Tokyo, with Philips and VLSI Technology, and held positions in key account management, applications engineering, and development engineering for various companies in California.
Drue is based in Cupertino, where he has been working closely with the emerging Silicon Valley Automotive Electronics and Connected-Car ecosystems.
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