Jennifer

Zhao

ams OSRAM

EVP & GM of Advanced Optical Sensors Business Unit

Jennifer Zhao joined ams in 2017 and is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Optical Sensors division responsible for the development and delivery of leading optical sensor solutions for ams’ global customer base. She leads a global team based in Europe, North America, and Asia. Jennifer joined ams from Nexperia where she was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Jennifer´s extensive semiconductor back-ground also includes industry-leading companies such as NXP Semiconductors where she was VP and General Manager and Philips Semiconductors. Optical sensors that detect color temperatures, proximity, digital ambient light, flicker, blood oxygen levels and more are essential in everything from mobile devices and video solutions to machine vision and healthcare devices. In addition, Jennifer and the global team are reimagining ams spectral sensing technologies for uses in devices that provide rapid testing and rapid results for COVID-19 in the fight against the global pandemic. Her team is working with companies around the world on solutions that will help detect the presence of both COVID-19 antigens and antibodies as well as PCR solutions. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from Beijing University in China and a Master of Business Administration degree from Suffolk University in the U.S. She is fluent in English and Chinese. She is also a board member for the China International Semiconductor Executive Summit (CISES) and was a featured speaker at their event Shanghai in 2019. Jennifer Zhao was awarded Asian American Executive of the Year award and Silicon Valley Business Journal women of influence in the year 2021 and “Woman of the Year” at Questex’s Sensors Innovation Week 2020.

Jennifer Zhao joined ams in 2017 and is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Optical Sensors division responsible for the development and delivery of leading optical sensor solutions for ams’ global customer base. She leads a global team based in Europe, North America, and Asia. Jennifer joined ams from Nexperia where she was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Jennifer´s extensive semiconductor back-ground also includes industry-leading companies such as NXP Semiconductors where she was VP and General Manager and Philips Semiconductors. Optical sensors that detect color temperatures, proximity, digital ambient light, flicker, blood oxygen levels and more are essential in everything from mobile devices and video solutions to machine vision and healthcare devices. In addition, Jennifer and the global team are reimagining ams spectral sensing technologies for uses in devices that provide rapid testing and rapid results for COVID-19 in the fight against the global pandemic. Her team is working with companies around the world on solutions that will help detect the presence of both COVID-19 antigens and antibodies as well as PCR solutions. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from Beijing University in China and a Master of Business Administration degree from Suffolk University in the U.S. She is fluent in English and Chinese. She is also a board member for the China International Semiconductor Executive Summit (CISES) and was a featured speaker at their event Shanghai in 2019. Jennifer Zhao was awarded Asian American Executive of the Year award and Silicon Valley Business Journal women of influence in the year 2021 and “Woman of the Year” at Questex’s Sensors Innovation Week 2020.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Leaders in Semiconductors and the Great Opportunities Ahead for Inclusion

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