People: Cypress Semiconductor Corp (CY.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Benhamou

58 2000 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thurman Rodgers

66 1982 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thad Trent

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John McCranie

70 2014 Executive Vice President - Sales and Applications

Paul Keswick

55 2013 Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing

Thomas Surrette

50 2008 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Sabbas Daniel

50 2006 Executive Vice President - Quality

J. Augusto de Oliveira

49 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Hassane El-Khoury

34 2012 Executive Vice President - Programmable Systems Division

Alan Hawse

44 2011 Executive Vice President - Software Development

Badri Kothandaraman

41 2011 EVP - Data Communications Division and Executive Director of Cypress India Limited

Dana Nazarian

46 2009 Executive Vice President - Memory Products Division

Minh Pham

54 2012 Executive Vice President - World Wide Manufacturing and Operations

Andrew Wright

2013 Executive Vice President of New Product Development

W. Steve Albrecht

67 2003 Independent Director

James Long

71 2000 Independent Director

Robert Mao

70 Independent Director

J. Sherman

49 2010 Independent Director

Wilbert van den Hoek

57 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Benhamou

Mr. Eric A. Benhamou is Independent Chairman of Board of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since 2000. He is former chairman of the board of 3Com Corporation. He served as chief executive officer of Palm, Inc. from October 2001 until October 2003 and chairman until October 2007, and was 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. He is also a member of the board of directors of Silicon Valley Bank. He serves on the Stanford University School of Engineering board and is vice chairman of the board of governors of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He is the chief executive officer of Benhamou Global Ventures, an investment firm he established in 2004. Mr. Benhamou holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University’s School of Engineering and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur and a doctorate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Paris.

Thurman Rodgers

Dr. Thurman J. Rodgers, Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He sits on the board of directors of Cypress’s internal subsidiaries, AgigA Tech, Inc. and Deca Technologies Inc., as well as Bloom Energy, a privately-held fuel cell company, and until recently, he was on the board of directors of SunPower Corporation, a public company. He was also a Trustee of Dartmouth College, his alma mater. Mr. Rodgers was a Sloan scholar at Dartmouth, where he graduated with a double major in physics and chemistry. He attended Stanford University on a Hertz fellowship, earning a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He managed the MOS memory design group at AMI from 1975 to 1980 before moving to Advanced Micro Devices (“AMD”), where he ran AMD’s static RAM product group until 1982, when he founded Cypress.

Thad Trent

Mr. Thad Trent has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective June 01, 2014. He is a 22-year veteran of the technology industry. He has held finance management roles at publicly traded companies Wind River Systems and Wyle Electronics, as well as two technology startups. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance at San Diego State University. Trent joined Cypress in 2005 and has been Vice President of Finance since 2010. Most recently, he has led the finance activities for our business units, sales and marketing, and distribution groups, and he has supervised our financial reporting, accounting, and planning and analysis.

John McCranie

Mr. John Daniel McCranie is Executive Vice President - Sales and Applications of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He is no longer Director of the company effective May 2014. He serves as the chairman of the board of directors of ON Semiconductor, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. McCranie is also chairman of the board of directors of Freescale Semiconductor, a position he held through most of fiscal year 2012, as well as a member of the board of directors of Mentor Graphics. Previously, he served as chairman of the board of directors of Virage Logic and chairman of the board of directors of Actel Corporation. In the recent past, Mr. McCranie served as chairman of the board of Xicor Corporation, a member of the board of directors for California Microdevices, and a member of the board of directors for ASAT Corporation. Mr. McCranie served as Cypress’s executive vice president of sales and marketing from 1993-2001. Prior to his initial tenure with Cypress, Mr. McCranie was the chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of SEEQ Technology. Mr. McCranie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Paul Keswick

Mr. Paul D. Keswick is Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since 1996. Prior to his current position, Mr. Keswick has held various management positions, including Vice President and General Manager for various business divisions. Mr. Keswick has been with Cypress since 1986.

Thomas Surrette

Mr. Thomas Surrette is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since September 2008. After working at Philips/Signetics in software, test and product engineering roles, Mr. Surrette joined Cypress in July 1990 and has held a series of engineering, manufacturing and technical management, marketing and product development roles. Mr. Surrette has served as the Business Unit Director for Micropower SRAM and Synchronous SRAM, the Vice President for Non-Volatile Memory and the Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Operations.

Sabbas Daniel

Mr. Sabbas A. Daniel is Executive Vice President - Quality of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since 2006. Prior to his current position, Mr. Daniel has held various management positions responsible for Cypress’s reliability and field quality organizations. Mr. Daniel joined Cypress in 1998. Prior to joining Cypress, he worked at Samsung in Korea as director of Reliability in the System LSI, memory, LCD, and Alpha microprocessor operations.

J. Augusto de Oliveira

Mr. J. Augusto de Oliveira is Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since April 19, 2012. Mr. Oliveira has more than 25 years of experience in R&D management and technology strategy for systems-on-chip. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Oliveira was Chief Architect and Innovation Manager for the consumer business of Philips Semiconductors. Mr. Oliveira joined Cypress in 2007 as Senior Vice President and CTO of Cypress’s memory and data communications divisions. In late 2008, his role was expanded to include all divisions.

Hassane El-Khoury

Mr. Hassane El-Khoury is Executive Vice President - Programmable Systems Division of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. After working as an engineer at Continental Automotive Systems, he joined Cypress’s automotive business unit and expanded the Company’s presence in the Human-Machine Interface and Body Electronics segments of the automotive marketplace. He currently is responsible for Cypress’s PSoC, touch and automotive businesses.

Alan Hawse

Mr. Alan Hawse is Executive Vice President - Software Development of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since October 2011. Mr. Hawse started his career with Cypress in 1991 and held several new product development management and engineering positions that involved electronic design automation, device modeling and new product information systems. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hawse served as Cypress’s Vice President of Information Technology.

Badri Kothandaraman

Mr. Badri Kothandaraman is Executive Vice President - Data Communications Division of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., and Executive Director of Cypress India Limited., since November 2011. He started his career with Cypress in 1995 and was named Executive Vice President of the Data Communications Division in November 2011. In addition to managing DCD, Mr. Kothandaraman also serves as the Executive Director of Cypress Semiconductor Technology India Private Limited. Prior to assuming his current positions, Mr. Kothandaraman held various management roles in memory design, including serving as the Vice President of the Asynchronous, Specialty Memory, Clocks and Non-volatile products business units.

Dana Nazarian

Mr. Dana C. Nazarian is 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 operations in the company Round Rock, Texas facility and Vice President of the company Synchronous SRAM business unit.

Minh Pham

Mr. Minh Pham is Executive Vice President - World Wide Manufacturing and Operations of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Prior to his current position, Mr. Pham, who joined Cypress in 1995, held various management positions responsible for Cypress’s manufacturing, test and assembly operations. He ran Cypress’s former fabrication facility in Round Rock, Texas, its current Fab 4 in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the test and assembly operations in the Philippines. Prior to joining Cypress, Mr. Pham held management positions for Mostek Corporation and Philips Semiconductors.

Andrew Wright

Mr. Andrew Wright is a Executive Vice President of New Product Development of CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION.,since 2013. Prior to his current position, Mr. Wright has held various management positions, including Vice President of Design responsible for Cypress's worldwide design organization. Previous to that Mr. Wright was Director of a business unit and had led an extensive series of product developments at Cypress. Mr. Wright has been with Cypress since 1997.

W. Steve Albrecht

Dr. W. Steve Albrecht is Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since March 5, 2003. He is an Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (“BYU”). He served as the associate dean of the school 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. Mr. Albrecht is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He served on the board of directors of SunPower Corporation from 2005 to 2012. Until his resignation in 2009 due to an international assignment, Mr. Albrecht served on the board of directors of Red Hat from 2003, and SkyWest, Inc. from 2003. In 2011, he was re-appointed to the board of directors of Red Hat and in 2012 was reappointed to the board of directors of SkyWest, Inc. 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 witness in several financial statement fraud cases. Mr. Albrecht holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

James Long

Mr. James R. Long is Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., since December 15, 2000. He has been an independent business consultant since 1999 when he retired as executive vice president of Nortel Networks Corporation and president of Nortel Enterprise Solutions. Between 1991 and 1999, Mr. Long was the president of various business units at Nortel Networks, including Asia Pacific, Nortel World Trade, and the Enterprise Solutions group. Prior to joining Nortel, Mr. Long held a variety of senior executive positions with IBM Corporation and Rolm Company, an IBM and Siemens joint venture. He previously served on the board of directors of 3Com Corporation, NCR Corporation, and still serves on the board of directors of the Polynesian Cultural Center. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Mr. Long holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University.

Robert Mao

Mr. Robert Y. L. Mao served as a Independent Director of CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION., Chairman of the China Region for the Hewlett Packard Company, a position he has held since August 2013. Mr. Mao previously served as chief executive officer of 3Com Corporation from 2008 to 2010. Prior to 3Com Corporation, Mr. Mao worked for Nortel Networks as CEO of the company's Greater China operations from 1997 to 2006. Before joining Nortel, Mr. Mao was regional president of the Greater China region for Alcatel-Lucent, a global telecommunications equipment company, from 1995-1997. Mr. Mao also held executive positions at Alcatel and ITT, a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets, in Asia and the United States. Mr. Mao has served on the board of directors of companies listed on the NASDAQ, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Mr. Mao is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in materials science and a master's degree in metallurgical engineering. He also holds a master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

J. Sherman

Mr. J. Donald Sherman is Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He is the president and chief operating officer of HubSpot, a marketing software company. Prior to joining HubSpot, Mr. Sherman was the chief financial officer at Akamai Technologies, a web networking infrastructure company, from November 2005 to February 2012. Prior to Akamai, he served as the chief financial executive of IBM’s Systems and Technology Group from January until October 2005. During his 15-year career at IBM, he held a number of senior executive positions in finance, including vice president of finance and planning for the company’s zSeries Server Division. Mr. Sherman also served as chief financial officer for CommQuest, a wholly owned IBM subsidiary in the wireless semiconductor design industry from 1998 until 2000. Mr. Sherman previously served on the board of directors of 3Com and AMI Semiconductor. Mr. Sherman holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University.

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. 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. From 2004 until 2006 when the company went public, he served on the board of directors of Neah Power Systems, Inc. Since 2005, he has served on the technical advisory boards of various organizations, including Cavendish Kinetics, Inc., Innopad, Inc., Innovent Technologies, LLC and Process Relations. He currently serves on the board of directors of Integrated PhotoVoltaic, Inc., a privately-held company and previously served on the board of SDC Materials and Replisaurus Technologies, Inc. Mr. van den Hoek received a Doctorandus degree in Chemistry from the Rijks Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands in December 1979.
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