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Semtech Corp (SMTC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rockell Hankin

71 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mohan Maheswaran

54 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Burra

75 2007 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Emeka Chukwu

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Charles Ammann

63 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gary Beauchamp

58 2014 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Signal Integrity Product Group

J. Michael Wilson

62 2013 Executive Vice President - Quality and Reliability

James Kim

82 2009 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Sharon Faltemier

62 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Chris Chang

50 2018 Senior Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Business Development

Asaf Silberstein

48 2013 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Operations

Simon Brown

50 2015 Vice President and General Manager, Power and High-Reliability Products Group

Mark Costello

49 2015 Vice President, General Manager - Protection Product Group

Marc Pegulu

44 2015 Vice President and General Manager - Wireless and Sensing Product Group

Rodolpho Cardenuto

2018 Director

Saar Gillai

52 2018 Director

Bruce Edwards

64 2006 Independent Director

Ye Li

50 2016 Independent Director

James Lindstrom

72 2002 Independent Director

Carmelo Santoro

76 2013 Independent Director

Sylvia Summers

65 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rockell Hankin

Mr. Rockell N. Hankin is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. He is a private investor from January 2006 to date. Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Hankin & Co., a diversified business advisory and investment banking firm from June 1986 through December 2005. Chairman of the Board of the Kavli Foundation. Mr. Hankin has spoken on corporate governance issues including at the Duke Capital Markets Director’s Education Institute, UCLA’s Director Certification Program, the University of Maryland Directors’ Institute and various other corporate governance programs.

Mohan Maheswaran

Mr. Mohan R. Maheswaran is an President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company since April 2006. He was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”), a company that designs and manufactures analog semiconductors, from June 2002 until March 2006, responsible for managing and overseeing the design, development, applications and marketing functions for Intersil’s Analog Signal Processing Business unit. From June 2001 to May 2002, he was Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Strategy for Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a company that designed and manufactured analog integrated circuits before its acquisition by Intersil in May 2002. He was previously employed by Elantec Semiconductor as Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy from January 2001 to June 2001; by Allayer Communications, a communications integrated circuit startup acquired by Broadcom Corporation; and by IBM Microelectronics, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Hewlett-Packard Company and Nortel Communications.

James Burra

Mr. James P. Burra is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. He has been Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Endural, LLC, a private company and manufacturer of a proprietary line of vacuum formed, high density polyethylene containers, since October 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of predecessors since 1989. Mr. Burra previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Intercole, Inc., a public multi-industry industrial products company and as a senior audit manager with Arthur Andersen & Co. Former director of Earl Scheib, Inc. from 2007 to 2010, a former public company and operator of retail automobile paint and body shops. Former director of Hoover Group, Inc., former parent company of Endural LLC, from 1998 to 2006.

Emeka Chukwu

Mr. Emeka N. Chukwu is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Prior to his promotion, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2011. He previously served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2006. He previously had been employed in various financial positions at Intersil Corporation, a company that designs and manufactures analog semiconductors, since 2002. His most recent position at Intersil was Vice President, Finance, in which capacity he served since February 2006 with responsibility for all financial management affairs of the corporation’s business units and worldwide operations. He served as the Controller of Intersil’s Analog Signal Processing Group and Worldwide Operations from May 2002 through January 2006, responsible for financial planning, budget management, and related financial oversight functions. From July 1997 through April 2002, he was the Corporate Controller of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of analog integrated circuits that was acquired by Intersil in 2002.

Charles Ammann

Mr. Charles Butler Ammann is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ammann served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of publicly-traded United Online, Inc. where he had been since August 2006. Before working for United Online, Mr. Ammann served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of publicly-traded TV Guide, Inc. from 1999 until its acquisition by Gemstar International Group Limited, at which time Mr. Ammann’s responsibilities expanded as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the combined Gemstar-TV Guide International entity. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Ammann served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and oversaw the administrative operations, of publicly-traded United Video Satellite Group, Inc. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Ammann held the position of Vice President of Administration and General Counsel of Flint Industries, Inc., a privately-owned conglomerate based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Ammann was an attorney at the law firm Gable & Gotwals, from 1980 to 1990, and was a partner for his last five years with that firm.

Gary Beauchamp

Mr. Gary M. Beauchamp is an Executive Vice President, General Manager - Signal Integrity Product Group of the company. Prior to his promotion, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Signal Integrity Products Group. Mr. Beauchamp was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gennum Products Group in March 2012, following Semtech’s acquisition of Gennum Corporation and held that title until December 2013. Mr. Beauchamp’s group provides high-performance analog solutions to the video broadcast, video surveillance, and data communications markets. Prior to his role at Semtech, Mr. Beauchamp was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mixed Signal and Optical Products, for Gennum Corporation, which he joined in 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Mr. Beauchamp held several management positions at COM DEV International.

J. Michael Wilson

Mr. J. Michael Wilson is an Executive Vice President - Quality and Reliability of Semtech Corporation. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Wilson was Senior Vice President, Quality and Reliability, a position he held since November 2011. Mr. Wilson was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in May 2008 after serving as Senior Vice President of Power Management Products since June 2007 and serving as Vice President of that unit since 2001. He joined us as the result of the 1995 acquisition of ECI Semiconductor where he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in a broad range of technical and management positions.

James Kim

Mr. James J. Kim is an Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales of Semtech Corporation, Mr. Kim was appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing in February 2007, after serving as Vice President of Global Handset Sales since March 2004. He was Director of Sales and Marketing for Korea and Japan from April 2000 to March 2004. He was Marketing Manager from May 1997 to April 2000. He has also held various engineering positions since beginning his employment with the Company in 1986.

Sharon Faltemier

Ms. Sharon K. Faltemier is an Vice President, Director of Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Faltemier joined the Company in January 2013 and was appointed Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Semtech, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for DTS, Inc., a consumer electronics licensing company from 2006 to 2012. Prior to DTS she was Sr. Vice President, Human Resources for Capstone Turbine Corporation from 2003 to 2006. Her more than 30 years of experience in the human resources field and business operations includes positions with Tyco International Ltd., Proctor & Gamble Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Boeing Company.

Chris Chang

Mr. Chris Chang is an Senior Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Business Development of the Company. Prior to joining Semtech, Mr. Chang was Chief Executive Officer at Alien Technology Corporation, a global leader in RFID technology. As CEO, he successfully executed a turnaround in the company's financial performance, drove double digit revenue growth and profitability while simultaneously achieving historical sales records by accelerating expansion in the U.S., China, and Europe markets. Mr. Chang has also held key executive positions in sales and finance functions at other prominent high technology corporations including Marvell, AMD, Silicon Graphics, and Eastman Kodak.

Asaf Silberstein

Mr. Asaf Silberstein is an Senior Vice President - Worldwide Operations of the company. He became Vice President, Worldwide Operations in March 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Silberstein was Vice President, Operations, a position he held since he joined the Company in December 2010. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed from 2007 to 2010 at Microsemi Corporation (“Microsemi”) as Vice President Global Operations in its Analog Mixed Signal Division. Prior to Microsemi, he was Vice President Operations from 2000 to 2005 and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2007 at Powerdsine, Israel, when Powerdsine was acquired by Microsemi. He has also previously served in various positions at 3Com and ECI Telecom.

Simon Brown

Mr. Simon A. Brown is an Vice President and General Manager, Power and High-Reliability Products Group of the Company. Prior to his promotion, he was Vice President and General Manager of the High-Reliability Products Group since July 2014. Mr. Brown was Vice President, Test & Product Engineering from November 2009 to July 2014, and prior to that, held various other management positions within the Power Management and Communications Products Groups. Mr. Brown joined Semtech in 2000 and was part of the Communications Products Group located in the United Kingdom. After four years, he joined the Power Products Group and relocated to Semtech’s headquarters office in Camarillo, California. Prior to Semtech, Mr. Brown worked for Credence Corporation and Philips Semiconductors.

Mark Costello

Mr. Mark R. Costello is an Vice President, General Manager - Protection Product Group of the Company. He held the position of Vice President of Engineering for Protection Products from June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Director of Product Development. He joined the Company in 1996 and held several engineering and operations positions including Plant Manager for the Semtech Corpus Christi wafer fabrication plant and Operations Manager during the transition to fabless manufacturing. Prior to joining the Company, he developed advanced materials for optical and electronic applications at GEC-Marconi’s research laboratories in Caswell, England.

Marc Pegulu

Mr. Marc Pegulu is an Vice President and General Manager - Wireless and Sensing Product Group of the company. He held the position of Vice President of Wireless and Sensing Products from June 2014. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Director of Marketing and Applications. Mr. Pegulu joined the Company in March 2006 and was involved in several key technology initiatives, including LoRa Wireless and Software Defined Modem technologies. Prior to joining the Company, he held positions in chips and systems development at Thomson CSF, Thales, ATMEL, and DibCom in France and China.

Rodolpho Cardenuto

Mr. Rodolpho Cardenuto is Director of the Company. Since 2014, Mr. Cardenuto has been the President of SAP's Global Partner Operations (GPO) organization. Mr. Cardenuto joined SAP in 2008 as President of SAP Latin America and the Caribbean, and also served as President of SAP Americas in 2013. Mr. Cardenuto has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, spending over 15 years at Hewlett-Packard in leadership roles including sales management in Brazil and leading the small and midsize enterprise (SME) business for the Latin America region. Mr. Cardenuto received a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Faculdade De Engenharia Industrial in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a Master of Business Administration, Finance from the Business School de Sao Paulo; as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration, International Business from the University of Toronto.

Saar Gillai

Mr. Saar Gillai is Director of the Company. Mr. Gillai is also an accomplished business leader with senior executive and board experience in both startups and public companies and has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Teridion, a Cloud-based networking company. Prior to joining Teridion, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Communications Solutions Business from October 2014 until October 2016. Previously he was SVP/GM and Chief Operating Officer of HP Cloud. Mr. Gillai joined HP via the acquisition of 3Com, where he was SVP of Worldwide Products and Solutions. Mr. Gillai also currently serves as an independent board member of SpaceIQ, a private company and Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX).

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce C. Edwards is Independent Director of the company since 2006. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Palagon Partners, LLC, a business advisory group, since November 2007. Executive Chairman of Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (“Powerwave”), a leading supplier of antenna systems, base station subsystems and coverage solutions to the wireless communications industry, from February 2005 through November 2007. Chief Executive Officer of Powerwave from February 1996 through February 2005. Previously held executive and financial positions at AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, AMDAX Corporation, a manufacturer of radio frequency modems, and public accounting firm Arthur Andersen and Co. Director of Lantronix, Inc., a public company and global supplier of smart M2M connectivity solutions since November 2012. Chairman of the Board of Emulex Corporation, a public company and global provider of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions from February 2014 until May 2015 and director since May 2000. In May 2015 Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies.

Ye Li

Ms. Ye Jane Li is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a Strategic Advisor, Diversis Capital, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies, since 2013. Chief Operating Officer, Huawei Enterprise USA, Inc., a company that markets IT products and solutions to datacenters and enterprises from 2012 to 2015. Previously, General Manager at Huawei Symantec USA, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Consultant in 2009 to The Gores Group, a private equity firm focusing on the technology sector. Executive Vice President and General Manager at Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor Inc. and its Joint Venture with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Eudyna Devices Inc., from 2004 to 2009. Prior to 2004, held executive and management positions with NeoPhotonics Corporation, Novalux Inc. and Corning Incorporated. Director of Women in Cable TV and Telecommunications from 1998 to 2001, a non-profit organization promoting women’s leadership in Cable TV and Telecommunications industries.

James Lindstrom

Mr. James T. Lindstrom is an Independent Director of the company since 2002. He is a f ormer Chief Operating Officer of Kilopass Technology, Inc., a semiconductor intellectual property company, from April 2015 through November 2016. Former Chief Financial Officer of Kilopass from January 2012 through November 2013. Chief Financial Officer of eSilicon Corporation from March 2005 to February 2011. eSilicon Corporation provides ASIC design, productization and manufacturing services to the semiconductor industry. Previously held executive financial positions at Trident Microsystems, Inc., ECAD, Inc., now Cadence Design Systems, C-Cube Microsystems, Inc., FormFactor, Inc., Silicon Perspective Corporation and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation.

Carmelo Santoro

Dr. Carmelo J. Santoro is an Independent Director of the company. He is a retired, independent business consultant with Santoro Technology Associates, which provides general management, strategic planning, marketing and operations services for the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, disk drive, networking, technology services, biotechnology and financial services industries since 2003. Retired from Attensity Inc. in 2003 where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000. Previously held Chief Executive Officer and Chairman positions with Platinum Software Corporation and Silicon Systems, Inc. Dr. Santoro held other senior positions at RCA Corporation, American Microsystems Incorporated, and Motorola, Inc. Director of NextTalk Inc., a private company that provides online communications solutions for the deaf since 2005. Has been a director of more than 28 public and private companies over the past 30 years including Ashton-Tate Corporation, AST Research, Inc., Seagate Technology PLC and Dallas Semiconductor Corp.

Sylvia Summers

Ms. Sylvia Summers is an Independent Director of the company. She is Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Trident Microsystems, Inc., a company that delivers integrated circuits to the digital TV and set top box markets, from 2007 through 2011. Previously Executive Vice President and General Manager at Spansion Ltd. from 2003 to 2007 and Group Vice President at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2001 to 2002. Director of Headwaters, Inc. since January 2013, a public company providing products, technology and services to the heavy construction materials, light buildup product and energy industry. Director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and a leading provider of gaming solutions, since September 2016. Previously served as a director of public companies, including Alcatel-Lucent from 2015 to 2016, JNI Corporation from 2001 to 2003, Riverstone Networks Inc. from 2002 to 2006 and Gadzoox Networks, Inc. from 2001 to 2003 where she served on the audit and compensation committees.