Corporate Governance - Board of Directors



Board of Directors | Committee Composition
Cesar Cesaratto
Chairman of the Board, AppliedMicro
Cesar Cesaratto
Chairman of the Board, AppliedMicro


Cesar Cesaratto became a Director of the Company in April 2002. Mr. Cesaratto currently works with a number of investment groups where he contributes his experience and contacts to the development of select start-up ventures in the communication technology sector. From 1970 to May 2001, Mr. Cesaratto held a number of executive positions with Nortel Networks Corporation spanning component and product development, operations, and sales and marketing. His most recent position at Nortel was as Presi... 
Dr. Paul R. Gray
Director, AppliedMicro
Dr. Paul R. Gray
Director, AppliedMicro


Dr. Gray brings more than 40 years of experience in research integrated circuit technology and has focused on bipolar and MOS circuit design, telecommunications circuits, and analog-digital interfaces in VLSI systems. He is the Andy Grove Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gray brings several career accomplishments with him to the board, and is a member of the board of the National Ac... 
Fred Shlapak
Director, AppliedMicro
Fred Shlapak
Director, AppliedMicro


Fred Shlapak was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Semiconductor Products Sector at Motorola Corporation when he retired in February 2004. Mr. Shlapak's 33-year career at Motorola also included leading the company's Canadian semiconductor operations. Later, Mr. Shlapak moved to Europe where he held roles of increasing responsibility that culminated with him leading Motorola's European semiconductor group while living in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Shlapak holds bachelor’s ... 
Dr. Robert F. Sproull
Director, AppliedMicro
Dr. Robert F. Sproull
Director, AppliedMicro


Robert Sproull became a Director of the Company in October 2011. Over his 40 year career in the computer science industry, Dr. Sproull has innovated, published and lectured extensively in the fields of advanced circuit, systems and network design. He recently retired as Vice President and Director of Oracle Labs, an applied research group that originated at Sun Microsystems. At Sun, where he served since 1990, Dr. Sproull was Vice President and Director of Sun Microsystems Laboratories, ... 

Duston Williams
Director, AppliedMicro
Duston Williams
Director, AppliedMicro


Mr. Williams became CFO of Gigamon in March 2012. Prior thereto, he was CFO for SandForce, Inc., a data storage company, from March 2011 through its sale to LSI Corporation in January 2012. From June 2006 to June 2010, he was vice president and CFO of Infinera Corporation. From December 2004 to June 2006 he was executive vice president and CFO of Maxtor Corporation. From January 2000 to November 2004, he served as CFO various high technology companies. From 1986 through 1999, he served in a ... 
Dr. Paramesh Gopi
President and Chief Executive Officer, AppliedMicro
Dr. Paramesh Gopi
President and Chief Executive Officer, AppliedMicro


Dr. Paramesh Gopi joined AppliedMicro in July 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he was Vice President and General Manager for Marvell's Embedded and Emerging Business Unit. Dr. Gopi served as Chief Technologist and held several management positions during his six-year tenure at Marvell. Before joining Marvell, he served as Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Applications at Mindspeed Technologies/Conexant Systems.

Dr. Gopi holds a doctor... 
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