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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee-Lean Shu

60 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Schirle

60 2000 Chief Financial Officer

Bor-Tay Wu

63 1997 Vice President - Taiwan Operations

Ping Wu

58 2006 Vice President - U.S. Operations

Didier Lasserre

50 2002 Vice President - Sales

Robert Yau

62 Vice President - Engineering, Secretary, Director

Arthur Whipple

67 2010 Lead Independent Director

Jack Bradley

66 2015 Independent Director

E. Thomas Hart

73 2015 Independent Director

Haydn Hsieh

60 2008 Independent Director

Ruey Lu

59 2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee-Lean Shu

Mr. Lee-Lean Shu is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of GSI Technology, Inc. He co-founded the company in March 1995 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Board of Directors since inception. In October 2000, Mr. Shu became Chairman of Board. From January 1995 to March 1995, Mr. Shu was Director, SRAM Design at Sony Microelectronics Corporation, a semiconductor company and a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, and from July 1990 to January 1995, he was a design manager at Sony Microelectronics Corporation. It is policy that Chief Executive Officer should serve on Board. In addition, Mr. Shu's role as a co-founder of company and his day-to-day involvement in the management of business has provided him with knowledge and understanding of GSI Technology and its industry. As Chief Executive Officer, he is in a unique position to provide Board with insight and information related to business and operations and to participate in the ongoing review of strategic issues.

Douglas Schirle

Mr. Douglas M. Schirle is Chief Financial Officer of GSI Technology, Inc., since August 2000. From June 1999 to August 2000, Mr. Schirle served as Corporate Controller. From March 1997 to June 1999, Mr. Schirle was the Corporate Controller at Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, a provider of digital and mixed signal integrated circuits. From November 1996 to February 1997, Mr. Schirle was Vice President, Finance for Paradigm Technology, a manufacturer of SRAMs, and from December 1993 to October 1996, he was the Controller for Paradigm Technology. Mr. Schirle was formerly a certified public accountant.

Bor-Tay Wu

Mr. Bor-Tay Wu is Vice President - Taiwan Operations of GSI Technology Inc., since January 1997. From January 1995 to December 1996, Mr. Wu was a design manager at Atalent, an IC design company in Taiwan.

Ping Wu

Mr. Ping Wu is Vice President - U.S. Operations of GSI Technology, Inc., since September 2006. He served in the same capacity from February 2004 to April 2006. From April 2006 to August 2006, Mr. Wu was Vice President of Operations at QPixel Technology, a semiconductor company. From July 1999 to January 2004, Mr. Wu served as Director of Operations. From July 1997 to June 1999, Mr. Wu served as Vice President of Operations at Scan Vision, a semiconductor manufacturer.

Didier Lasserre

Mr. Didier Lasserre is Vice President - Sales of GSI Technology Inc., since July 2002. From November 1997 to July 2002, Mr. Lasserre served as Director of Sales for the Western United States and Europe. From July 1996 to October 1997, Mr. Lasserre was manager at Solectron Corporation, a provider of electronics manufacturing services. From June 1988 to July 1996, Mr. Lasserre was a field sales engineer at Cypress Semiconductor, a semiconductor company.

Robert Yau

Mr. Robert Yau is Vice President - Engineering, Secretary, Director of GSI Technology, Inc. Robert Yau co-founded our company in March 1995 and has served as our Vice President, Engineering and as a member of our Board of Directors since inception. From December 1993 to February 1995, Mr. Yau was design manager for specialty memory devices at Sony Microelectronics Corporation. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Yau was design manager at MOSEL/VITELIC, a semiconductor company. As a co-founder, our Vice President, Engineering, and an expert in SRAM technology, Mr. Yau is able to provide the Board with an understanding of our products and technology as well as expert perspective on industry trends and opportunities

Arthur Whipple

Mr. Arthur O. Whipple is Lead Independent Director of GSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Whipple has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007, and was appointed lead director in June 2010. Mr. Whipple has served as North American Chief Financial Officer of ABBYY USA Software House, Inc., a privately-held software developer, since April 2015, initially in a consulting capacity and since June 2015 as an employee. From August 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Whipple was Director of Finance of Avago Technologies, a provider of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems. Mr. Whipple served as Chief Financial Officer of PLX Technology, Inc., a semiconductor device manufacturer, from February 2007 until its acquisition by Avago in August 2014. From March 2005 to February 2007, Mr. Whipple was employed by Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., a storage semiconductor manufacturer, where his last position was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From April 1998 to March 2005, Mr. Whipple was employed by QuickLogic Corporation, where he served in several management capacities, including Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and General Manager, Logic Products, and Vice President, Business Development. In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Whipple also served as a financial consultant to Technovus, Inc., a privately-held fabless semiconductor manufacturer. Mr. Whipple holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Jack Bradley

Mr. Jack A. Bradley is Independent Director of GSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Bradley has been a partner in David Powell Financial Services, an advisor to early stage companies, since September 2014. From February 2006 through March 2013, Mr. Bradley served as Chief Executive Officer of Packet Design, Inc. ("PDI"), a venture capital-funded company that developed and marketed analytic management systems for data communications. From March 2001 to February 2006, Mr. Bradley served as Chief Financial Officer of Packet Design, LLC, a developer of networking infrastructure software that spun off several networking companies, including PDI. Prior to joining Packet Design, LLC, Mr. Bradley held senior operational and financial management positions with several networking and communications companies, including Cisco Systems, Inc. (General Manager of Video Internet Services Business Unit), Network Computing Devices, Inc. (Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer), 3Com Corporation (Vice President and General Manager, International Division), and Bridge Communications, Inc. (Chief Financial Officer). Mr. Bradley holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco.

E. Thomas Hart

Mr. E. Thomas Hart is Independent Director of GSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Hart currently serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board of QuickLogic Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed fabless semiconductor company that designs, markets and supports semiconductor and software algorithm solutions primarily for manufacturers of mobile, consumer and enterprise communication products. Mr. Hart previously served as QuickLogic’s President and Chief Executive Officer from June 1994 to March 2009, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from March 2009 to January 2011 and its Executive Chairman from January 2011 to January 2014. Prior to joining QuickLogic, Mr. Hart held senior management positions in operations, engineering, sales and marketing with several semiconductor companies, including National Semiconductor Corporation and Motorola, Inc. Mr. Hart also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Hart holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Haydn Hsieh

Mr. Haydn Hsieh is an Independent Director of GSI Technology, Inc., since August 2008. Mr. Hsieh has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Wistron NeWeb Corp., a manufacturer of wireless communications products, since June 2000, its Vice Chairman from June 2000 through June 2014, and its Chairman since June 2014. From February 1981 through June 2000, Mr. Hsieh served in various management capacities at several divisions of Acer Group, a manufacturer of personal computers and related products, including President of the Mobile Computing Business Unit and Senior Vice President of Acer Inc. Mr. Hsieh holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tatung Institute of Technology and participated in the Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration of National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Mr. Hsieh's broad management background provides relevant experience in a number of strategic and operational areas. Moreover, his management experience with, and service as an outside board member to, companies headquartered in Taiwan provides him with relevant insight into that country, where GSI Technology has significant operations, as well as a valuable perspective on global business operations.

Ruey Lu

Mr. Ruey L. Lu is an Independent Director of GSI Technology Inc., since October 2000. Mr. Lu is the President of eMPIA Technology Corp., a semiconductor solutions company, which he founded in January 2002. From March 1993 to December 2000, Mr. Lu served as President of ARK Logic, a storage device and software applications company, which he founded. From October 1989 to February 1993, Mr. Lu served as Director of Engineering in the Imaging Product Division of Western Digital Corporation, an information storage company. Mr. Lu holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Taipei Institute of Technology and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. Mr. Lu's experience as President of eMPIA Technology and in executive roles at ARK Logic and Western Digital has provided him with broad industry and executive experience. Moreover, his management experience with a company headquartered in Taiwan provides him with relevant insight into that country, where GSI Technology has significant operations, as well as a valuable perspective on global business operations.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Lee-Lean Shu

976,141

Douglas Schirle

544,849

Bor-Tay Wu

--

Ping Wu

496,335

Didier Lasserre

542,747

Robert Yau

531,856

Arthur Whipple

--

Jack Bradley

--

E. Thomas Hart

--

Haydn Hsieh

--

Ruey Lu

--
As Of  30 Mar 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Lee-Lean Shu

123,750 439,629

Douglas Schirle

41,250 169,195

Bor-Tay Wu

0 0

Ping Wu

0 0

Didier Lasserre

61,875 231,630

Robert Yau

30,938 125,565

Arthur Whipple

0 0

Jack Bradley

0 0

E. Thomas Hart

0 0

Haydn Hsieh

0 0

Ruey Lu

0 0