Executive Vice President, Operations

David Reed


David Reed is executive vice president, Operations at NXP Semiconductors. In this role, he is responsible for NXP’s internal and external manufacturing operations, supply chain, information technology, total quality and procurement.

David has 30 years of extensive international experience with global execution of wafer fabrication, assembly and test, packaging, R&D, foundries and joint ventures for analog, automotive, logic and wireless customers. David joined Freescale Semiconductor in 2012 as senior vice president, manufacturing operations. Previously he was vice president and general manager at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, where he led global turnkey, reticle, back-end operations and the launch of 28nm in Dresden, Germany.

David began his career at Texas Instruments in 1984 where he held multiple overseas and leadership assignments in business, operations, development in the analog, digital, memory and Digital Light Projector (DLP) businesses of TI. David served on the boards of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Circle 10 Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

David is an B.S.A. Eagle Scout and also a strong supporter/sponsor of women,minority, and LGBQT+ initiatives throughout his career.


David earned a bachelor’s of art degree in chemistry from Austin College and a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M. He also holds a master’s of business administration degree in corporate finance from the University of Dallas.

Board Appointments

Chairman, Joint Venture Board of Directors of SSMC Foundry (NXP - TSMC)

Former Member, Board of Directors of ASEN Subcon and WeEn Semiconductor


Born in Germany, David moved to the USA for Universities while working in the Medical and Oil and Gas drilling fields before joining Texas Instruments, Inc. David sees himself as a Global citizen since he has lived in Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Italy, United States, and Germany multiple times for a total of 34 re-locations. As a result of his diverse background, David is an avid reader and follower of events in the areas of finance, history, military, biographies, and current events. David's primary hobby is reading. He also collects 1962 - 1967 Toyota FJ-45LV Land Cruisers.


United States, Republic of Germany Permanent Resident

Languages Spoken

English, Basic Conversational German and Japanese


2012 - Present