Ritu Favre

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Semiconductor Business

Ritu Favre leads the semiconductor business for NI and is responsible for driving growth and defining the products, services, and capabilities required to meet the unique needs of customers in this market. As senior vice president and general manager, she is focused on tracking emerging innovations such as 5G, AI, and IoT to ensure her team continues to stay ahead of developing technologies and supports customer needs however possible.


Ritu’s experience in multiple semiconductor industries brings a diverse outside-in perspective to NI. She’s a seasoned high-tech industry leader, previously serving 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. When she’s not traveling as a self-proclaimed expert luggage packer, Ritu is 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 team and colleagues to do the same.”