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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.

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 serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO at National Instruments, where he formerly served as president and CEO. 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
Member of the Audit 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.

Deirdre Hanford , , , Director since 2018 

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.

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.

David J. Tupman , , , Director since 2015

Chair of the Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation 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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