Ritu Favre

Executive Vice President and General Manager of Semiconductor and Electronics; Aerospace, Defense, and Government; and Transportation Business Units

Ritu Favre leads our semiconductor and electronics; aerospace, defense, and government; and transportation business units. She’s responsible for driving growth and defining the systems, software, and services capabilities required to meet the unique needs of customers in these markets. She’s also focused on tracking emerging innovations such as 5G, AI, and IoT to ensure her teams continue to stay ahead of developing technologies and support customer needs however possible.


With more than 30 years of experience in tech, including multiple semiconductor industries, Ritu brings a diverse outside-in perspective to NI. A seasoned high-tech industry leader, she’s served as chief executive officer at NEXT Biometrics and on the Cohu Board of Directors. She’s also held senior management positions with market heavyweights like Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor, and Synaptics. Ritu currently sits on the board of directors of Valmont Industries. When she’s not traveling as a self-proclaimed expert luggage packer, Ritu’s inspiring—and inspired by—the next generation of female leaders in the semiconductor industry as a member of the Global Semiconductor Association’s Women’s Leadership Council. She’s also an advisory board member to Microfacturing Institutes, a 501(c)3 charitable organization delivering high-tech education programs that increase diversity and broad participation in industry employment.


“My ability to synthesize many different perspectives into one clarified point of view combined with my candidness and high energy allows me to Engineer Ambitiously and inspire my teams and colleagues to do the same.”