CEO, PRESIDENT, SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS
WHY: Runs chipmaker, Orange County’s third-most valuable public company with valuation topping $20B. Introducing an array of components to support the shift to 5G, the next phase in global wireless telecommunications.
RECENT: Firm moved HQ designation from Massachusetts to Irvine in spring; Griffin already worked from base at UCI Research Park.
QUOTABLE: “We have gained market share through this pandemic, as challenging as it’s been,” he told the Business Journal in August. “The fundamentals of the company are solid. There’s plenty of room for us to continue to grow.”