People: EZchip Semiconductor Ltd (EZCH.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benny Hanigal

64 2007 Chairman of the Board

Dror Israel

45 2001 Chief Financial Officer

Eli Fruchter

58 2007 Director; President and Chief Executive Officer of EZchip Technologies Ltd.,

Amir Eyal

54 1999 Vice President - Business Development of EZchip Technologies Ltd.

Ran Giladi

59 2001 Independent Director

Karen Sarid

63 2001 Independent Director

Shai Saul

52 2006 Outside Independent Director

David Schlachet

68 2005 Outside Independent Director

Ehud Helft

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Biographies

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Benny Hanigal

Mr. Benny Hanigal is Chairman of Board of Directors of EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., since December 2007. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EZchip Technologies since December 2006. From 2001 until 2010, Mr. Hanigal was a partner in Sequoia Capital Israel Venture Fund. In 1985, Mr. Hanigal founded Lannet Ltd., of which Mr. Hanigal served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 1995. In 1995, Lannet Ltd. was acquired by Madge Networks N.V., which thereafter employed Mr. Hanigal until he left in June 1997. From January 1998 until 2001, Mr. Hanigal served as a managing director of a company that managed one of the Star funds. Mr. Hanigal also served as a director of Alvarion Ltd until 2011. Mr. Hanigal holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Dror Israel

Mr. Dror Israel is Chief Financial Officer of Ezchip Semiconductor Ltd., since June 2001. Prior to that and from January 2000, he served as the company financial controller and as the company financial analyst from August 1997 through December 1999. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Israel was employed by Hi Group, a holding company, as a financial analyst. Mr. Israel holds a B.A. degree in economics from Haifa University and an M.B.A. degree (cum laude) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Eli Fruchter

Mr. Eli Fruchter is Director of EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., and President and Chief Executive Officer of EZchip Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of EZchip Technologies, a position that he has held since EZchip Technologies’ inception in May 1999, and has served as a director of the company since its inception and Chairman of the company Board of Directors from December 2006 until December 2007. Mr. Fruchter co-founded the company and from 1990 to 1999 he served as the company General Manager and the Chairman of the company Board of Directors. Prior to that, he was also among the founders of Adacom Technologies Ltd., a manufacturer of data communications products. Mr. Fruchter holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Amir Eyal

Mr. Amir Eyal is Vice President – Business Development of EZchip Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of EZchip Semiconductor Ltd., since August 1999. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Eyal served as Vice President of Marketing at CLASS Data Systems, a start-up that provides solutions for network Quality of Service, which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1998. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Eyal served as Vice President, Marketing at ORNET Data Communications, a LAN switch vendor. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Eyal served as Director of Marketing at RAD Network Devices, a router vendor and member of the RAD-BYNET Group and served in pre-sale and post-sale roles at that company from 1988-1994. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Eyal was a chip design engineer at Clarity, a chip design start-up. Mr. Eyal holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Ran Giladi

Prof. Ran Giladi is an Independent Director of Ezchip Semiconductor Ltd., since December 2001. Prof. Giladi is a faculty member of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, where he founded and was the Head of the Department of Communication Systems Engineering from 1996 until 2000 and from 2010 until 2012, as well as serving as vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences from August 2008 until July 2011. Since 2011 Prof. Giladi has been a Venture Partner of DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners, an Israeli technology-focused venture capital fund since 2011, and he served in a similar capacity in two preceding venture capital funds (DFJ TFV III and TFV II) from 2004. Prof. Giladi was the active Chairman of DiskSites, Inc., which was acquired by Expand Networks Ltd. in 2006. Prof. Giladi co-founded InfoCyclone Inc. and was its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2002. Prof. Giladi co-founded Ramir Ltd., which was later acquired by Harris-Adacom, and served as Vice President Research & Development in both companies from 1984 until 1986. Prof. Giladi holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics and an M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering, both from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computers and Information Systems from Tel-Aviv University.

Karen Sarid

Ms. Karen Sarid is an Independent Director of Ezchip Semiconductor Ltd., since December 2001. Ms. Sarid serves as President of Alma Lasers Ltd since January 2012. Ms. Sarid served as President and General Manager of Syneron Medical Israel from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Sarid served as the General Manager of Galil Medical Israel from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that and from 2005, Ms. Sarid served as a General Manager of Orex Computed Radiography Ltd., a Kodak Company focusing on radiography systems for the digital x-ray market. Prior to that and from September 2000, Ms. Sarid held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Orex Computed Radiography Ltd. From September 1999 until September 2000, Ms. Sarid was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Forsoft Ltd., a software solutions provider and a subsidiary of the Formula Group. From 1996 until August 1999, Ms. Sarid was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of ESC Medical Systems Ltd., a medical laser manufacturer that was traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market. Ms. Sarid was Chief Financial Officer of the company from 1993 through 1996. Ms. Sarid also serves as a director of Oridion Systems Ltd. and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. From September 2012, Ms. Sarid also serves as a director and a member of the audit committee of Medical Compression Systems (MCS). Ms. Sarid holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting from Haifa University, and was awarded the Chief Financial Officer of the Year award in 1998 by the Association of Chief Financial Officers in Israel.

Shai Saul

Mr. Shai Saul is Outside Independent Director of Ezchip Semiconductor Ltd., since December 2006. Mr. Saul has served as Founder and General Partner of DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners, an Israeli technology-focused venture capital fund since 2011. Mr. Saul served in similar capacities in two preceding venture capital funds (DFJ TFV III and TFV II) since 1999. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Saul served as Chairman of CopperGate Communications, a developer of chips for the in-home broadband connectivity (acquired by Sigma Designs), and during 2001, he served as CopperGate’s Chief Executive Officer. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Saul served as Executive Vice President of Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALDN, acquired by SafeNet). From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Saul served as Chief Executive Officer of Ganot Ltd., a cleantech company. Mr. Saul also serves as a director of Superfish and board observer at Doat Media, among others. His past investments and board positions include Native Networks, a developer of carrier-class optical Ethernet transport solutions (acquired by Alcatel), Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT), a provider of bandwidth management solutions, Wave Systems, fables developer of authentication chips (NASDAQ: WAVX), and Voltaire, a developer of scale-out solutions for high performance data centers (NASDAQ: VOLT acquired by Mellanox, NASDAQ: MLNX). Mr. Saul holds an LL.B. degree from Tel Aviv University.

David Schlachet

Mr. David Schlachet is Outside Independent Director of Ezchip Semiconductor Ltd., since September 2005. Mr. Schlachet served as Chief Executive Officer of Syneron Medical Ltd. from November 2005 to May 2007, after having served as its Chief Financial Officer from July 2004 to November 2005. From January 2000 to June 2004, Mr. Schlachet served as Managing Partner of Biocom, a venture capital fund specializing in life sciences. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Schlachet served as a senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Strauss Elite Holdings, a packaged food group. Mr. Schlachet also served as an active Chairman of Elite Industries Ltd. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Schlachet served first as Chief Executive Officer of Yeda, the Weizmann Institute technology transfer company, and later as Vice President of Finance and Administration of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Mr. Schlachet serves as a director of Syneron Medical Ltd. and Mazor Robotics Ltd., both of which are NASDAQ-listed companies, and as a director of BioCancell Therapeutic and Taya Investment Company Ltd., which are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. From December 2008 to December 2012, Mr. Schlachet served as a director and audit committee member of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and as a director of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Clearing House and Maof Clearing House. Since October 2010 Mr. Schlachet also serves as Chairman of CellCure Neurosciences Ltd., a privately-held biotechnology company. Mr. Schlachet holds a B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. from Tel-Aviv University.

Ehud Helft

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