Executive Officers



Dr. Paramesh Gopi
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Paramesh Gopi joined us as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2008 and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2009. On April 29, 2009, Dr. Gopi became a member of our Board of Directors. From September 2002 to June 2008, he was with Marvell Semiconductor, a provider of mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits to broadband digital data networking markets, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit. At Marvell, Dr. Gopi held several executive-level positions including Chief Technology Officer of Embedded and Emerging Business Unit and Director of Technology Strategy. From June 2001 to August 2002, Dr. Gopi was Executive Director of Strategic Marketing and Applications at Conexant Systems, Inc., a mixed-signal processing company. He joined Conexant Systems, Inc. as part of its acquisition of Entridia Corporation in 2001. Dr. Gopi founded Entridia, a provider of Network Processing ASICs for Optical Networks, in 1999. Prior to Entridia, Dr. Gopi held principal engineering positions at Western Digital and Texas Instruments where he was responsible for the development of key mixed signal networking products. Dr. Gopi holds a PhD in Electrical and Computing Engineering and a Masters and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

Doug Ahrens
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


L. William Caraccio, Esq.
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
L. William Caraccio joined us in June 2010 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In December 2002, he was a co-founder of RMI Corporation (formerly Raza Microelectronics, Inc.), a privately held fabless semiconductor company where he was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and, following RMI Corporation’s acquisition by Netlogic Microsystems, Inc. in October 2009, he served a transition role at Netlogic as Senior Counsel until January 2010. From March 2000 to January 2003, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Foundry Holdings, Inc., a privately held investment firm and incubator of high technology companies. From June 1992 to March 2000, he was at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP), an international law firm where he was most recently a Partner and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Securities and Technologies Group. Mr. Caraccio earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Michael Major
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Human Resources
Michael Major oversees the corporate marketing team at AppliedMicro, and is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of brand management; marketing communications; public relations and industry analyst relations. He joined AppliedMicro in 2006 and has also served as vice president of human resources, leading the company's talent, compensation and internal communications functions. He has more than 35 years of experience with human resources and communications-related activities. Previously, Mr. Major was with Silicon Image and Netscape Communications. Mr. Major's experience includes 20 years consulting to companies on matters relating to human resources and communications. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Advanced Human Resources Executive Program.



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