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Biography PhotoDr. W. Michael Barnes
Chair of Audit and Finance Committee
Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee



Dr. Barnes, 71, has been a director since 2003. Between 1968 and 2001, Dr. Barnes held several senior executive positions at Rockwell International Corporation (now Rockwell Automation, Inc.), a major manufacturing corporation that has aircraft, defense electronics, commercial electronics, automotive components, printing presses and industrial automation divisions, including Senior Vice President, Finance and Planning and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 through 2001. Dr. Barnes was also a key member of the management team of Rockwell’s Semiconductor Products division and Vice President and General Manager of the Rockwell Communications Systems division. He was named a distinguished alumnus by Texas A&M University College of Engineering in 1992. Dr. Barnes has been a member of the board of directors of T-Mobile US, Inc. since its April 2013 merger with MetroPCS Communications, Inc. Dr. Barnes served as a member of the board of directors of MetroPCS Communications from 2004 to April 2013. Dr. Barnes holds a PhD in operations research from Texas A&M University. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.

As a result of his numerous senior leadership positions at Rockwell, Dr. Barnes brings to the Board extensive financial management experience and a strong understanding of semiconductor technologies. Dr. Barnes also brings to the Board his experience as a board member of T-Mobile US.

Biography PhotoJohn E. Caldwell
Chair of Compensation Committee
Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee



Mr. Caldwell, 64, has been a director since October 2006. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTC Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services company, from 2003 until he retired in March 2011. Before joining SMTC, Mr. Caldwell held positions at The Mosaic Group, a marketing services provider, as Chair of the Restructuring Committee of the Board, from October 2002 to September 2003; at GEAC Computer Corporation Limited, a computer software company, as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2000 to December 2001; and at CAE Inc., a provider of simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation and defense industries, as President and Chief Executive Officer from June 1993 to October 1999. In addition, Mr. Caldwell served in a variety of senior executive positions in finance, including Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Affairs of CAE and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration of Carling O’Keefe Breweries of Canada. Over the course of his career, Mr. Caldwell has served on the audit committees of ten public companies. Also, for the past several years, Mr. Caldwell has been a lecturer on board oversight responsibility for enterprise risk as part of an accredited board of director education program through McMaster University in Canada. Mr. Caldwell has been a director of Faro Technologies, Inc., a producer of three dimensional manufacturing measurement systems, since 2002, and of IAMGOLD Corporation, a mid-tier gold producer, since 2006. Mr. Caldwell also served on the board of directors of SMTC from 2003 to 2011, Rothmans Inc. from 2004 to 2008 and Cognos Inc. from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Caldwell holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Carleton University, Ontario, and is a chartered professional accountant with the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Caldwell brings to the Board extensive and diversified general management, financial management and risk assessment experience as a result of his experience at SMTC, his other executive management experience and his service as a director on the boards of directors of other public companies.

Biography PhotoHenry WK Chow
Member of Audit and Finance and Nominating & Corporate
Governance Committees



Mr. Chow, 68, has been a director since February 2011. From July 2009 through August 2011, Mr. Chow acted as a corporate business advisor to IBM. Prior to this role, during his 41-year career at IBM, Mr. Chow held a variety of management positions in the services, systems engineering, sales and marketing and human resources divisions across IBM’s Asia Pacific operations, including as General Manager of IBM’s Greater China Group from 1995 until 2007, where he was responsible for IBM’s operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and as Chairman of IBM’s Greater China Group, from January 2007 until his retirement from this position in June 2009. Prior to serving in these positions, Mr. Chow served in a variety of general management positions, including General Manager of IBM China Company Limited and General Manager of IBM PC Company, Asia Pacific South, where he was responsible for IBM’s PC business throughout the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan. Mr. Chow also held various positions at IBM Australia, IBM Taiwan and IBM Hong Kong. From 2005 until 2009, Mr. Chow served as an observer for IBM at the meetings of the board of directors of Lenovo Group Limited, which acquired IBM’s PC business in 2005. Mr. Chow has been a member of the board of directors of Trina Solar Limited, a solar energy company based in Changzhou, China, since July 2012. In addition, since September 2011, Mr. Chow has been a Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board for Guangtong International Clinical Research Center, a government-owned research center, and since October 2011, he has been a member of the European Advisory Committee for Bridgepoint, an international private equity firm. Mr. Chow completed a one-year fellowship in Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Chow brings to the Board his extensive experience and insight in operating a technology business in the Asia Pacific region, a strategic market for us, as well as his significant expertise in general management and operations.

Biography PhotoBruce L. Claflin
Chairman of the Board
Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee



Mr. Claflin, 62, has been a director since 2003. On March 2, 2009, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board. In January 2011, upon the resignation of our former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Claflin was appointed as non-employee Executive Chairman of the Board, and he held that position until our new Chief Executive Officer was appointed in August 2011, when he resumed acting as our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Claflin was President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of 3Com Corporation, a provider of voice and data networking products and services, from January 2001 until he retired in 2006. He joined 3Com as President and Chief Operating Officer in August 1998. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Claflin served as Executive Vice President, Sales, and prior to that as General Manager of the PC Business Unit for Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Claflin also worked for 22 years at International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”), where he held various sales, marketing and senior management positions, including General Manager of IBM PC Company’s worldwide research and development, product and brand management and President of IBM PC Company, Americas. He was also responsible for the introduction of IBM’s highly successful ThinkPad line of products. In addition to his general management experience, Mr. Claflin has held senior positions where he has been responsible for almost every operation of a global, high technology company, including sales, marketing, research and development and manufacturing. Also, while employed by IBM, Mr. Claflin lived and worked in Hong Kong and Tokyo and was responsible for IBM’s Asia/South Pacific Area, and while employed by 3Com, Mr. Claflin established a joint venture in China in partnership with a leading Chinese global telecom solutions provider. Mr. Claflin was named a distinguished alumnus by Pennsylvania State University. He is also founder, director and President of Kids First! a Virgin Islands non-profit corporation that supports the education of children in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. He has been a member of the board of directors of Ciena Corporation since 2006. Mr. Claflin holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Claflin brings to the Board extensive experience in the IT industry, having held a wide range of senior operating and executive positions at large IT providers. Mr. Claflin has run large PC operations and has extensive global experience particularly in China, which is our largest single market. As a former chief executive, he is familiar with the challenges faced by our senior management, and as a director of a major telecommunications company, he has insights into a segment of the IT industry that strongly influences how technology is use in today’s connected world.

Biography PhotoNora M. Denzel
Member of Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees


Ms. Denzel, 51, has been a director since March 19, 2014. From February 2008 through August 2012, Ms. Denzel held various executive management positions at Intuit Inc., a provider of cloud financial management software, including Senior Vice President of Big Data, Social Design and Marketing and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the QuickBooks Employee Management business unit. From 2000 to 2006, Ms. Denzel held several executive level positions at Hewlett-Packard Company, a technology software, services and hardware provider, including Senior Vice President and General Manager Software Global Business Unit from May 2002 to February 2006 and Vice President of Storage Organization from August 2000 to May 2002. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Ms. Denzel also held executive positions at Legato Systems Inc., a data storage management software company purchased by EMC, and IBM. Ms. Denzel is currently a member of the board of directors of Saba Software, Inc., a provider of learning and talent management cloud services, Ericsson, a telecommunications software, hardware and services provider, and Outerwall Inc., an automated retail solutions provider. She holds a master of business administration degree from Santa Clara University and a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the State University of New York.

Ms. Denzel brings to the Board more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience as a result of her experience at Intuit, Hewlett-Packard and IBM and her experience on the boards of directors of other public companies.

Biography PhotoNicholas M. Donofrio
Chair of Innovation and Technology Committee
Member of Compensation and Nominating & Corporate
Governance Committees



Mr. Donofrio, 68, has been a director since November 2009. During his 44-year career at IBM, Mr. Donofrio held a variety of technical management positions, and later, executive positions in IBM’s server, advanced workstations, personal computing, manufacturing and semiconductor development divisions, including as Senior Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing from 1997 to 2005 and as Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology from 2005 until his retirement in September 2008. Mr. Donofrio holds seven technology patents and is a member of numerous technical and science honor societies. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the UK-based Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as chairman of the New York Youth Hall of Science, Syracuse University and The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that provides systems engineering research and development and information technology support to the U.S. government, the Advisory Boards of the Secretary of Energy, Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs and the Workforce Opportunity Services Academic Advisory Board. Mr. Donofrio is also a member of the U.S.-based National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Donofrio is the recipient of numerous awards. For example, in 2006, he was named among Business Week magazine’s 25 Top Innovation Champions, and in 2008, he was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Renaissance Engineer Award by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for his commitment and promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for the U.S. Hispanic Community. In 2003, he was named Technology Leader of the Year by IndustryWeek magazine and the Technical Executive of the Year by the University of Arizona, and he received the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award by the Society of Women Engineers for his contributions to the advancement of women in the engineering field. In addition to being on the board of several private companies, including Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. and Sproxil, Inc., Mr. Donofrio has been a director of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation since 1998 and a director of Delphi Automotive PLC since 2009. Mr. Donofrio has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master of science in the same discipline from Syracuse University.

Mr. Donofrio brings to the Board significant expertise in the areas of semiconductor technology and manufacturing, system design and integration and is able to provide us with valuable insight and guidance regarding technological and innovation strategies as well as the development and retention of our technical employee population.

Biography PhotoMartin Edelman*


Mr. Edelman, 72, has been a director since February 2013. Since 2000, Mr. Edelman has served as Of Counsel to Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a New York law firm. Mr. Edelman was a partner with Battle Fowler LLP, which merged with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, from 1972 to 1993 and was Of Counsel to Battle Fowler LLP from 1994 to 2000. In addition to several private corporations, Mr. Edelman has served as a member of the board of directors of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc., a hospitality property focused REIT, since 2003 and Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (formerly Capital Trust, Inc.), a real estate finance company, since 1997. He also served on the board of directors of Avis Budget Group, Inc., a rental car company, from 1997 until March 2013. In addition, Mr. Edelman is a senior advisor to Mubadala Development Company PJSC, a strategic investment and development company headquartered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (“Mubadala”), and he serves as a member of the board of directors of Aldar Property Group, a real estate development, management and investment company, that is publicly traded in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Edelman also serves on the boards of several charitable entities, including the Intrepid Museum Foundation, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Fisher House Foundation, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Mr. Edelman holds a bachelor of law degree from Columbia Law School and a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University.

Mr. Edelman brings to the Board an extensive legal background as a result of over 40 years of experience in the legal profession and brings to the Board his considerable experience in structuring and negotiating complex transactions.

Biography PhotoJohn R. Harding
Member of Audit and Finance, Innovation and Technology,
and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees



Mr. Harding, 59, has been a director since August 2012. Mr. Harding co-founded and is President and Chief Executive Officer of eSilicon Corporation (“eSilicon”), a privately held company that designs and manufactures complex, custom chips for a broad and growing portfolio of large and small firms. Before starting eSilicon in 2000, Mr. Harding served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leading global electronic design automation company, which acquired his former employer, Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc. Mr. Harding has held a variety of senior management positions at Zycad Corporation, and his career also includes positions with TXL and IBM. Mr. Harding has also held leadership roles at Drew University and Indiana University, where he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Advisory Board, respectively. In addition, Mr. Harding has served as a member of the Steering Committee at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and was a former National Academies’ Committee member for Software, Growth and Future of the U.S. Economy. In 2012, Mr. Harding was re-elected as the value chain producer director to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. He has been a director of the Global Semiconductor Alliance since 2007. Mr. Harding has been a director of RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, since 2006. He has also served on the advisory board of Atrenta, Inc. since 2007. Mr. Harding holds a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and economics from Drew University.

Mr. Harding’s experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of eSilicon provides the Board with a deep understanding of the challenges and issues facing semiconductor companies. In addition, Mr. Harding brings to the Board substantial general management and operational experience and expertise in corporate strategy development gained from serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of two technology companies and from his experience as an entrepreneur.

Biography PhotoMichael J. Inglis
Member of Audit and Finance, Innovation and Technology, and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees


Mr. Inglis, 54, has been a director since March 19, 2014. Between 2002 and 2013, Mr. Inglis held several senior executive positions at ARM Holdings plc, a semiconductor intellectual property supplier, including as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, as Executive Vice President, General Manager, Processor Division, and as Chief Commercial Officer. Before joining ARM, Mr. Inglis was a Principal at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Inglis served as General Manager, Smartcard Division and European Hi-End Microprocessor Operations Manager amongst various roles at Motorola Semiconductor 1991 to 1998. In addition, Mr. Inglis has held a number of operational and marketing positions at Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor company, BIS Macintosh, an electronics market research firm, and Fairchild Camera and Instrument, a semiconductor company. Mr. Inglis served on the board of directors of ARM from 2002 until his retirement in March 2013. Mr. Inglis was also a director at Pace plc from 2008 until April 2013 and was re-appointed as a director to the Pace board of directors in March 2014. Mr. Inglis has a master of business administration degree from Cranfield School of Management and a bachelor of science degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Birmingham University. In addition, Mr. Inglis is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Mr. Inglis brings senior leadership, management, and sales and marketing expertise, as well as his experience gained from serving as a director on the boards of other public companies. He also has a broad understanding of the semiconductor industry.

Biography PhotoRory Read*


Mr. Read, 52, has been a director since August 2011. Mr. Read is our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Read joined us as President and Chief Executive Officer on August 25, 2011. Before joining us, Mr. Read served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo Group, Ltd., a manufacturer and provider of computers and information technology management software, from February 2009 to August 2011, where he was responsible for leading day-to-day global operations while overseeing the development and implementation of Lenovo’s growth strategy. Prior to serving as Lenovo’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Read served as Lenovo’s Senior Vice President, Operations, from July 2006 to February 2009. During his five years at Lenovo, Mr. Read helped take the company into dynamic new markets, including Lenovo’s entry into the tablet and smartphone markets, while growing market share and expanding profitability. Prior to Lenovo, Mr. Read had a 23-year career at IBM, where he held various management positions, including Managing Partner for IBM’s Business Consulting Services division where he led the division through a successful turnaround, and Executive Vice President of Global Business Transformation, IBM Global Services, where he was responsible for worldwide leadership of IT initiatives and business transformation. Mr. Read holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Hartwick College.

As our President and CEO, Mr. Read brings to the Board his valuable insight into our operations, management and culture, providing an essential link between the management and the Board on management’s perspectives.

Biography PhotoAhmed Yahia*
Member of the Innovation and Technology Committee


Mr. Yahia, 41, has been a director since November 2012. Mr. Yahia is CEO of the Technology & Industry global platform of Mubadala, where he oversees Mubadala’s technology, metals, mining and utilities portfolio. He is also a member of Mubadala’s Investment Committee, which is mandated to develop Mubadala’s investment policies, establish investment guidelines and review all proposed projects and investments to ensure they are in line with Mubadala’s business objectives. He also leads a number of corporate efforts across the Mubadala portfolio, including Enterprise Risk Management, Asset Management/Value Creation and Learning & Development. From March 2001 to February 2010, Mr. Yahia was a partner of McKinsey & Company where the central theme of his work was corporate performance transformations, business building and industrial sector development. Mr. Yahia was also the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Abu Dhabi practice. Mr. Yahia serves as a director on several private and public company boards in the United Arab Emirates and abroad, including GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Emirates Aluminum Company, Guinea Alumina Corporation, National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), Mubadala Petroleum and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). Mr. Yahia holds a master of science degree in mechanical engineering/product strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris.

Mr. Yahia’s experience as the CEO of the Technology and Industry platform of Mubadala and as a former partner of McKinsey & Company provides the Board with expertise in corporate strategy development, corporate performance transformations and operations.

* Non-Independent Directors

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