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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 29, 2015
Canadian Excellence


Robert Tong, MBA '94, Vice-President, Medical Division, ON Semiconductor

Robert Tong serves as vice president of ON Semiconductor’s medical division. With more than two decades of experience in high-tech companies, Robert oversees the division’s product development and customer relationship management. He was previously senior vice president of the medical business unit of AMI Semiconductor.

From 2000 to 2004, Robert served as President and CEO of Dspfactory, a successful start-up company acquired by AMI. While with Dspfactory, Robert was instrumental in signing customer agreements with the top digital hearing-aid manufactures around the world and leading Dspfactory to become the number one DSP standard product supplier. Recognized for technical innovation and global expansion under his leadership, he also successfully expanded the company’s product line into new markets.

Prior to Dspfactory, Robert served as senior vice president of the space products business unit at COM DEV International Ltd., where he was responsible for the company’s CDN $70 million business unit. He was also responsible for bringing COM DEV to China and establishing its first facility in Xian, China, as a joint venture with the space research institute of the Chinese government.

Robert earned his bachelors in electrical engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and his masters in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He also earned his MBA with a gold medal from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.