Dermot Barry is the Vice President and General Manager of S3 Semiconductors. Under Dermot’s leadership S3 Semiconductors has completed a transition from a design service and IP licensing business to a full service semiconductor company. Dermot is responsible for global sales and operations and manages key strategic relationships, delivering successful chip solutions to OEM and Semiconductor clients in North America, Europe and Asia. In the period 2000 to 2005 Dermot was General Manager of the Wireless Systems Business Unit at S3 Group.
Prior to re-joining S3 Group Dermot worked with Cadence Design Systems, from 1997-2000, as a Senior Sales Manager for Design Services in UK and Israel, again broadening his expertise and experience in the industry. Dermot first joined S3 Group in 1994 where he served in various Sales & Business Development roles, rising to become Vice President of US Sales & Business Development at S3 Group where he drove S3 Group’s initial ventures into the North American marketplace while based in San Jose. Dermot started his career as a Research & Development Engineer for Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 1985-1994 where he was responsible for analogue IC design focusing on ICs for mobile, broadcast and cordless communications.
Dermot is well known in the industry and is a key member of S3 Group’s management team. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of MIDAS Ireland and on the Design Advisory Board of the NMI UK.
Dermot graduated from University College Dublin in 1985 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering.