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Applied Micro Circuits Corp (AMCC.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Cesar Cesaratto

67 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paramesh Gopi

46 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Martin McDermut

64 2016 Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President

L. William Caraccio

56 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Michael Major

58 2013 Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Human Resources

Duston Williams

57 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Zepf

43 2015 Director

Paul Gray

72 2009 Independent Director

Theodore A. Shlapak

71 2006 Independent Director

Robert Sproull

68 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Cesar Cesaratto

Mr. Cesar Cesaratto is a Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Cesaratto has held executive positions with Nortel Networks Corporation, a communications equipment manufacturing company, spanning component and product development, operations, sales and marketing from 1970 to May 2001. His most recent position with Nortel was President Wireless Systems for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Cesaratto has also served on the Board of Directors of several companies: Genum Corporation from 2002 to 2007; Tundra Semiconductors Corporation from 2007 to 2009; and BreconRidge Corporation from 2007 to 2010. He is with a number of Canadian start-up companies as an angel investor. He is a Director of DragonWave Inc.

Paramesh Gopi

Dr. Paramesh Gopi, Ph.D., is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company.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.

Martin McDermut

Mr. Martin S. McDermut is Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. most recently served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer at Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly traded semiconductor company, from August 2011 until April 2015, when the company was acquired by Microsemi Corporation. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. McDermut served as managing director and financial consultant at Avant Advisory Group, LLC, a management consulting firm based in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, CA. He has also served as chief financial officer for publicly traded companies including Iris International Inc. and Superconductor Technologies Inc. Mr. McDermut holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

L. William Caraccio

Mr. L. William Caraccio is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of the company, 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

Mr. Michael Major the is Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Human Resources of the company. He 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.

Duston Williams

Mr. Duston M. Williams is a Independent Director of the comapny. Mr. Williams has more than 28 years of experience serving in CFO and other senior management finance and accounting positions with semiconductor and other technology companies. He has served as CFO of Gigamon, Inc. since 2012. He also served as CFO of SandForce, Inc. through its sale to LSI Corporation in January 2012. Before Sandforce, Mr. Williams served as CFO of Infinera Corporation, Maxtor Corporation, Aruba Wireless Networks, Rhapsody Networks Inc., and Netigy Corporation. Mr. Williams also served in a variety of accounting and finance positions, including senior vice president and CFO, at Western Digital Corporation, including as its senior vice president and CFO. Mr. Williams was a member of the Board of Directors of Compellent Technologies, which was subsequently acquired by Dell, from 2008 to 2010.

Christopher Zepf

Mr. Christopher F. Zepf is Director of the Company., effective May 20, 2015. Mr. Zepf is Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager of Kingdom Ridge Capital, LLC (“Kingdom Ridge”), an alternative investment management organization and SEC-registered investment advisor with a focus on public equities in the technology sector, which he founded in 2007. Kingdom Ridge currently holds 9.9% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock. Before founding Kingdom Ridge, Mr. Zepf managed a technology securities portfolio at SAC Capital Advisors, LLC from 2002-2007. Mr. Zepf began his investment management career in 1997 at Fidelity Management & Research in Boston, Massachusetts. Before Fidelity, he worked at investment bank Wasserstein Perella.

Paul Gray

Dr. Paul R. Gray, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the company. He is Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley. He is Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California at Berkeley from July 2000 to June 2006. During his over 30 year tenure with the University, Dr. Gray has held numerous administrative posts, including Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory, Vice Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (“EECS”) Department for Computer Resources, Dean of the College of Engineering and Chairman of the Department of EECS. He is Director of Sentows Corporation.

Theodore A. Shlapak

Mr. Fred Shlapak is Independent Director of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. Mr. Shlapak has various executive positions with Motorola Corporation, a communications equipment manufacturing company, from 1971 to his retirement in 2004. His most recent position prior to retirement was President of the Semiconductor Products Sector at Motorola Corporation.

Robert Sproull

Dr. Robert F. Sproull, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the companys, since October 10, 2011. Dr. Sproull has been executive positions with Sun Microsystems and Sun Microsystems Laboratories, until Sun’s acquisition by Oracle in 2010. Prior to Sun, Dr. Sproull was a principal in the consulting firm of Sutherland, Sproull and Associates, an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Research Scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Dr. Sproull’s 40 year experience within the computer science industry, his experience in academia and leadership roles within industry committees and consortiums, as well as years of executive leadership and management.