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Board of Directors

David J. Tupman , , , Director since 2015

Chair of the Board
Member of the Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Dr. Tupman is currently the owner 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. Dr. Tupman has also served as director of Pixelworks, Inc., a company that develops video display technology, since April 2014.

John C. Carter , , , Director since 2009

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources 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 a member of the board of directors at National Instruments, where he formerly served as president and CEO. He currently teaches at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. 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 an Human Resources Committee
Mr. Dehne most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Xplore Technologies Corp, responsible for the company’s engineering, operations and strategic business initiatives. He also 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.

John Forsyth , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

John Forsyth became chief executive officer in January 2021. Forsyth, who was named president of Cirrus Logic in January 2020, joined Cirrus Logic in 2014 through the acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. Previously, Forsyth served as chief strategy officer, responsible for driving Cirrus Logic’s product strategy, as well as vice president of Marketing, responsible for building and leading Cirrus Logic’s team focusing on voice biometrics. Forsyth began his career working in handheld device development for Psion in London and has more than 20 years’ experience in embedded technology. Prior to joining Wolfson in 2012, Forsyth had led product development and strategy in several technology companies, including serving as chief technical officer of the Symbian Foundation and as vice president of strategy at Symbian Software. Forsyth graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 1995.

Deirdre Hanford , , , Director since 2018 

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Governance Committee
Ms. Hanford is currently chief security officer and member of corporate staff of Synopsys, Inc., a leading company in the fields of electronic design automation, semiconductor intellectual property and software security. In this role, Ms. Hanford leads efforts to enable secure hardware, software and semiconductor design. Previously, Ms. Hanford was co-general manager of Design Group. In this role, she co-led the development and deployment of Synopsys’s analog/mixed-signal product lines, digital implementation product lines and professional design services organization. She has also served as Synopsys’ executive vice president of customer engagement, ensuring the successful adoption of Synopsys technology into customers' demanding environments and overseeing engagements with key customers and ecosystem partners. Ms. Hanford has held a variety of positions at Synopsys during her long tenure, including leadership roles in applications, engineering, sales, and marketing. Ms. Hanford earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Brown University and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley. Her many achievements include being named to VLSI Research’s 2017 All Stars of the Semiconductor Industry, and in 2008 serving as the Chairman of American Electronics Association. In 2001, she was named a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award and the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. She currently chairs Brown University's Engineering Advisory Committee and serves on the Engineering Advisory Board for UC Berkeley's College of Engineering.

Raghib Hussain , , , Director since 2021

Mr. Hussain is currently president of Products and Technologies at Marvell Technology, Inc., overseeing Marvell’s businesses and technologies by defining overall strategy, aligning roadmaps, and monitoring and prioritizing product development. Previously, Mr. Hussain held the title of chief strategy officer and executive vice president of Marvell’s Networking and Processors Group. Prior to this role, from 2001–2018 he served as co-founder, chief technology officer and chief operating officer of Cavium, Inc., a semiconductor company that offered a portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing, which was acquired by Marvell in 2018. Mr. Hussain, who holds more than 40 patents in the fields of networking and security, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer systems engineering from NED University in Karachi, Pakistan, and a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from San Jose State University. Since 2018 he has served on the Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) advisory board of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges.

Catherine Lego , , , Director since 2020

Chair of the Governance Committee
Ms. Lego was the founder of Lego Ventures LLC, a consulting services firm and source of start-up capital for early-stage technology companies, which she operated from 1992 until December 2018. She currently serves on the board of directors of Guidewire Software, Inc., an industry platform provider for property and casualty insurers and Lam Research Corp., a wafer fabrication equipment company. Lego has also served on the boards of IPG Photonics Corp., Cypress Semiconductor Corp., Fairchild Semiconductor and SanDisk Corp. Lego previously was a partner at two venture capital funds and practiced as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. Lego received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and biology from Williams College and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the New York University Stern School of Business. In 2015, she was awarded the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100® for her board service.

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