John Ocampo served as a director and as the Chairman of the board of directors from our inception in March 2009 until his passing in November 2023. John acquired MACOM from Cobham in 2009 and led MACOM through its Initial Public Offering process in March 2012. John’s leadership, business acumen and passion for technology established MACOM as a strong force in the semiconductor industry, enabling MACOM to become a well-respected supplier to the Industrial and Defense, Telecommunications and Data Center industries.
John was the co-founder and President of GaAs Labs, LLC (“GaAs Labs”), a technology investment company. Prior to creating GaAs Labs, John co-founded Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (“Sirenza”), a Nasdaq-listed supplier of RF semiconductors and components for the communications, aerospace and defense markets. While leading Sirenza through a successful IPO and eventual sale to RF Micro Devices, Inc., John served in key roles, including as Sirenza’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman.
John’s contributions to the semiconductor industry, educational institutions and charitable organizations helped to make the world a better place. John was a man of integrity, curiosity, intellect, compassion and generosity. John will be remembered for his love, devotion and loyalty to his family and friends.