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SemiSouth Laboratories Names Roberts COO

SemiSouth Laboratories Inc., a manufacturer of silicon carbide-based semiconductors, reported Tuesday that it has hired Kenney Roberts as chief operating officer. SemiSouth described Roberts as an executive management veteran with 34 years of operations and manufacturing experience. Before joining SemiSouth, Roberts founded and managed Eyzon Consulting. He also served as chief executive officer of Teravicta Technologies, as COO of Layer-N Networks and Colorado Microdisplay, as senior vice president of Cirrus Logicís worldwide operations, as vice president of operations for Crystal Semiconductor, and as director of engineering for Advanced Micro Devices. Founded in 2000, SemiSouth Laboratories is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and maintains manufacturing facilities in Starkville, Miss.