Tom Sparkman is Spansion’s senior vice president of worldwide sales. He has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.
Prior to Spansion, Sparkman held a dual role at IDT as senior vice president of worldwide sales and vice president and general manager of the Communications Division. Before IDT, he was CEO of Samplify Systems, a leader in data compression technologies, in which IDT was a strategic investor. In addition to bringing Tom to the company, IDT has acquired Samplify’s compression patents for wireless infrastructure.
Sparkman also held senior positions at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a $1.8 billion international supplier of analog and mixed-signal products. Tom’s tenure at Maxim included building the domestic and international sales organizations, including Maxim Europe, which Tom ran for over six years from Munich, Germany. Upon return from Europe, Tom worked with Maxim’s CEO to develop Maxim’s business plan for the automotive market before assuming the product marketing and new product definition responsibility for one of Maxim’s business units. His last role at Maxim was running the North American Sales and Applications organization reporting directly to Maxim’s President.
Tom holds a BSEE from the University of California at Berkeley.