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Board of Directors

Alan R. Schuele , , , Director since 2011

Chair of the Board
Member of the Governance Committee
Mr. Schuele has been a general partner since 2000 with Sevin Rosen Funds, a high tech venture capital firm. While at Sevin Rosen Funds, Mr. Schuele led the investments in a number of semiconductor companies, including Cicada Semiconductor (acquired by Vitesse), Zilker Labs and D2Audio Corporation (both acquired by Intersil), and Javelin Semiconductor (acquired by Avago Technologies, Ltd.). Prior to Sevin Rosen, he was chief executive officer of Benchmarq Microelectronics and served as president, chief operating officer and a director of the Board of Unitrode Corp after its merger with Benchmarq. Other past semiconductor company experience includes various sales, marketing, and executive positions at Cirrus Logic, Crystal Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, Mostek, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. Mr. Schuele is currently a director at Vidyo, Inc., which provides a scalable software-based solution for video conferencing.

John C. Carter , , , Director since 2009

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Carter is currently a principal at TCGen, which is a management consulting and advisory services firm that Mr. Carter founded in 2002 and is located in Menlo Park, Calif. Between November 2007 and January 2008, Mr. Carter was an executive in residence at Vantage Point Venture Partners, a venture capital firm in San Bruno, Calif., where he assisted in the management of several portfolio companies. Mr. Carter also served as chief technical officer at Klipsch Group, a manufacturer of speakers in Indianapolis, between February 2005 and October 2007. Mr. Carter began his career as an engineer at Bose Corporation in 1978, later becoming its Chief Engineer. Mr. Carter holds a bachelor of science in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., and a master’s in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alex Davern , , , Director since 2015

Chair of the Audit Committee
Mr. Davern is currently president and CEO at National Instruments. Prior to joining National Instruments in 1994, Davern worked for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers in Europe and the United States. Davern holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies and a post-graduate diploma in professional accounting from University College Dublin.

Timothy R. Dehne , , , Director since 2009

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Dehne recently served as the vice president of Engineering for Briggo, Inc., a privately held corporation in Austin, Texas. Prior to this position, he served as vice president of Global Marketing at Luminex Corporation, an Austin-based company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative biological testing technologies with applications throughout the life science and diagnostic industries. Prior to his appointment to vice president of Global Marketing, Mr. Dehne held the position of vice president of Systems Research and Development, a position he held between July 2009 and May 2012. He previously worked at National Instruments Corporation, an Austin-based supplier of measurement and automation products used by engineers and scientists in a wide range of industries. Mr. Dehne spent over 21 years at National Instruments Corporation where he held many leadership positions while helping to significantly grow the company to more than 4,000 employees and over $800 million in annual revenue. He most recently held the position of senior vice president, Research & Development. Mr. Dehne served in various executive positions in marketing and engineering. Mr. Dehne holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Rice University and serves on the Board of Directors for Asset Intertech, a privately held company, where he also serves on its Compensation Committee.

Christine King , , , Director since 2013

Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of Governance Committee
From October 2008 until August 2012, Ms. King was a director, president and chief executive officer of Standard Microsystems Corporation (“SMSC”), an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor provider for the consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets. Prior to SMSC, Ms. King served as president and chief executive officer of AMI Semiconductor, Inc., and spent more than 23 years at IBM in various management roles, including her last assignment as vice president of Semiconductor Solutions. Ms. King currently serves on the Board of Directors of IDACORP, Inc., and its principal operating subsidiary Idaho Power Company, and Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a supplier of high performance analog semiconductors. She also previously served as a director and the Executive Chair for QLogic Corporation, a supplier of high performance network infrastructure products that provide, enhance and manage computer data communications. She previously served on the boards AMI Semiconductor, Inc., ON Semiconductor Corporation, Analog Devices, Inc., and Atheros Communications.

Jason Rhode , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Rhode, Ph.D., was appointed president and CEO, and a director of the company in May 2007. Dr. Rhode joined the company in 1995 and served in various engineering positions until he became director of Marketing for analog and mixed-signal products in November 2002. He was appointed vice president, general manager, Mixed-Signal Audio Products, in December 2004, a role he served in until his appointment as president and CEO. Dr. Rhode holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from San Diego State University, as well as a masters of science and doctorate in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.

William D. Sherman , , , Director since 2001

Member of the Audit Committee
William Sherman is a former partner of the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he worked between 1987 and 2013, specializing in corporate law and corporate securities practice. He has extensive experience working with public companies, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Sherman is also a recognized specialist on corporate governance matters by way of his representation of various public and private companies, and he regularly participates in panel discussions on executive compensation and corporate governance topics. In 1972, Mr. Sherman received a law degree from the University of California – Berkeley, School of Law, and an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California – Berkeley.

David J. Tupman , , , Director since 2015

Member of the Governance Committee
Dr. Tupman is currently the CEO of Details Lab Inc., an advisory firm focusing on scaling organizations for high-growth, technology development and new product introduction. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Tupman rose from manager to vice president of Hardware Engineering at Apple, Inc., where he led the hardware engineering and technology teams for multiple mobile devices. Dr. Tupman previously served as hardware engineering manager at Psion Computers from 1995-2001 and his career also includes key engineering positions at Schlumberger and Caterpillar Ltd. Dr. Tupman, holds more than 30 U.S. and worldwide patents, and he received his bachelor of engineering degree, and an honorary doctorate in science, from the University of Salford, England, and his HTEC in electrical engineering, with distinctions, from De Montfort University in Leicester. Dr. Tupman has also served as director of Pixelworks, Inc., a company that develops video display technology, since April 2014.

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