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Deirdre Hanford

Deirdre Hanford, Director since 2018 

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Governance and Nominating Committee

Ms. Hanford was appointed in January 2024 as the chief executive officer of Natcast, the expected operator of the CHIPS for America National Semiconductor Technology Center, once established. Created as a focal point for research and engineering, Natcast aims to bring together the U.S. government and key stakeholders from the semiconductor ecosystem to address the most challenging barriers to continued technological progress in the domestic semiconductor industry. Previously, Ms. Hanford served as chief security officer and member of the 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 led efforts to enable secure hardware, software, and semiconductor design. Ms. Hanford held a variety of positions at Synopsys during her tenure, including co-general manager of Design Group, executive vice president of customer engagement, and other 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. She currently serves on the Engineering Advisory Board for UC Berkeley's College of Engineering.

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