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Cypress Semiconductor Corp (CY.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. Raymond Bingham

70 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Hassane El-Khoury

36 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thad Trent

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration

Dana Nazarian

47 2009 Executive Vice President - Memory Products Division

Eric Benhamou

60 2016 Lead Independent Director

W. Steve Albrecht

69 2003 Independent Director

O. C Kwon

57 2015 Independent Director

Wilbert van den Hoek

59 2011 Independent Director

Michael Wishart

61 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

H. Raymond Bingham

Mr. H. Raymond Bingham serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as the non-executive chairman of the Board from the date of the merger with Spansion in March 2015. Mr. Bingham serves on the boards of a number of high-tech companies, including Oracle Corporation, he is the chairman of the board of Flex (formerly Flextronics), and he has served as the managing director of General Atlantic LLC, a technology-focused global private investment firm. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Bingham served in leadership positions with Cadence Design Systems, Inc., including president and chief executive officer and executive chairman. Mr. Bingham has more than 30 years of business expertise as a chief executive officer and a board member directing mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Bingham received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics (with honors) from Weber State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hsarvard Business School.

Hassane El-Khoury

Mr. Hassane El-Khoury serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He served as Executive Vice President, Programmable Systems Division from 2012 until his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2012, he served as Senior Director of the Company’s Automotive Business Unit. Prior to joining the Company, from 1999 to 2007, Mr. El-Khoury served as Senior Design Engineer at Continental Automotive Designs, a German automotive manufacturing company specializing in tires, brake systems, interior electronics, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industry. Mr. El-Khoury holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Sciences degree in Engineering Management from Oakland University.

Thad Trent

Mr. Thad Trent is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation effective from June 01, 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Trent served as Cypress’s Vice President of Finance. Mr. Trent is a 22-year veteran of the technology industry. He held finance management roles at publicly traded companies Wind River Systems and Wyle Electronics, as well as two technology startups. Mr. Trent joined Cypress in 2005 and served as Vice President of Finance since 2010. Most recently, he has led the finance activities for business units, sales and marketing, and distribution groups, and he has supervised financial reporting, accounting, and planning and analysis.

Dana Nazarian

Mr. Dana C. Nazarian serves as an Executive Vice President - Memory Products Division of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since February 5, 2009. Mr. Nazarian started his career with Cypress in 1988. Prior to his current position, Mr. Nazarian held various management positions, which included oversight of significant operations in our former Round Rock, Texas facility and Vice President of our Synchronous SRAM business unit.

Eric Benhamou

Mr. Eric A. Benhamou serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the former chairman and current director of Cypress. He is also the former chairman of the board of 3Com Corporation, a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. He served as chief executive officer of Palm, Inc., a personal digital assistant and smartphone manufacturer, from October 2001 until October 2003 and as chairman until October 2007. He also served as chief executive officer of 3Com from 1990 until the end of 2000. Mr. Benhamou co-founded Bridge Communications, an early networking pioneer, and was vice president of engineering until its merger with 3Com in 1987. Mr. Benhamou is currently a member of the board of directors of Finjan Holdings and serves on its audit committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Silicon Valley Bank and serves on its finance committee. Until 2014, he served on the Stanford University School of Engineering board and as vice chairman of the board of governors of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is the managing director of Benhamou Global Ventures, a venture capital firm he established in 2003. Mr. Benhamou holds a master of science degree from Stanford University’s School of Engineering and a diplôme d’ingénieur and doctorate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Paris.

W. Steve Albrecht

Dr. W. Steve Albrecht is Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since March 5, 2003. He is the Gunnell Endowed Professor of Accounting and a Wheatley Fellow at Brigham Young University (BYU). He served as the associate dean of the Marriott School of Management until July 2008. Mr. Albrecht, a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified fraud examiner, joined BYU in 1977 after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche, an accounting firm. Mr. Albrecht is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation that provides oversight to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He is also a former member of COSO, the organization that developed the internal control framework used by most companies. He has consulted with numerous corporations on fraud, controls and financial reporting issues. He has been an expert witness in several large financial statement fraud cases. Mr. Albrecht holds a bachelor of science degree from BYU, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

O. C Kwon

Mr. O. C. Kwon is the Independent Director of the Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He served as chief executive officer of SK Hynix Semiconductor, a South Korean memory semiconductor supplier of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips and flash memory chips, from 2010 to 2013. Following his retirement from SK Hynix in 2013, Mr. Kwon has continued to serve as a senior advisor of SK Hynix. Mr. Kwon spent almost 30 years at SK Hynix (formerly Hyundai Electronics) in a number of executive roles, including President of Hynix Neumonics Semiconductor, a joint venture between SK Hynix and ST Microelectronics, in Wuxi, the People’s Republic of China, from 2009 to 2010, and senior vice president of strategic planning and corporate relations of SK Hynix Semiconductor from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Kwon also served on the board of directors of SK Hynix from 2006 to 2013 and of Spansion Inc. from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Kwon has served as an economic advisor to the Jiangsu Provincial Government, People’s Republic of China, since 2011, and as chairman of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Kwon holds a bachelor of arts degree in international economics from Seoul National University, South Korea.

Wilbert van den Hoek

Mr. Wilbert van den Hoek is Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since May 13, 2011. He retired from Novellus Systems, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, in 2008, where he was executive vice president and chief technology officer. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Novellus Development Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novellus Systems, Inc. from 2005 until 2008. He joined Novellus Systems, Inc. in 1990 and served in various senior executive positions until his retirement in 2008. From 1980 to 1990, he held various positions at Philips Research Laboratories, a global organization that helps introduce meaningful innovation to improve people’s lives. From 2004 until 2006 when the company went public, he served on the board of directors of Neah Power Systems, Inc., a developer of innovative, long-lasting, efficient and safe power solutions for military, transportation and portable electronics applications. Since 2005, he has served on the technical advisory boards of various organizations, including Cavendish Kinetics, Inc., a fabless supplier of tunable components for RF circuits, Innopad, Inc., a manufacturer of polishing pads for use in semiconductor manufacturing, Innovent Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of customized substrate handling products for the semiconductor, LED and solar panel industries, and Process Relations, an independent software vendor and consulting company specializing in supporting customers develop and transfer high-tech manufacturing processes in various markets including the semiconductor market. Mr. van den Hoek received a doctorandus degree cum laude in chemistry from the Rijks Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands in December 1979.

Michael Wishart

Mr. Michael S. Wishart is the Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He served as a managing director and advisory director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1999 until he retired in June 2011. Since his retirement, Mr. Wishart has provided strategic and business consulting as the president of Roehampton Road, LLC and since June 2015, he has served as chief executive officer of efabless corporation, an early stage company creating a platform for community-based design of semiconductors. From 1991 to 1999, he served as managing director, including as head of the global technology investment banking group for Lehman Brothers. From 1978 to 1992 he held various positions in the investment banking division at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Mr. Wishart holds a bachelor of science from St. Lawrence University and a masters in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served on the board of directors of Spansion Inc. from 2013 to 2015.

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