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Sigma Designs Inc (SIGM.OQ)

SIGM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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29 Sep 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thinh Tran

61 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer

Elias Nader

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sal Cobar

63 2016 Chief Operating Officer

J. Dodson

45 2014 Lead Independent Director

Martin Manniche

2014 Director

Pete Thompson

47 2013 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thinh Tran

Mr. Thinh Q. Tran is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Designs Inc. He resigned as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective June 11, 2012. Prior to founding us, Mr. Tran was employed by Amdahl Corporation and Trilogy Systems Corporation, both of which were involved in the IBM-compatible mainframe computer market.As our President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held for over 30 years, Mr. Tran has extensive knowledge of our business, products and operations. During his period of service as our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tran has established strong relationships with our key customers, suppliers and other industry participants. In addition, Mr. Tran brings significant senior leadership, industry and technology expertise to our Board.

Elias Nader

Mr. Elias N. Nader is Chief Financial Officer of Sigma Designs, Inc. He served as corporate controller for the Company from October 2012 to March 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nader served as a chief financial officer consultant with various companies in Europe and the Middle East from October 2011 to September 2012. From June 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Nader served as group chief financial officer with Imperial Jet, a VIP business aircraft company based in Europe and the Middle East. From June 2005 to June 2010, Mr. Nader served as corporate controller at Dionex Corporation, a chromatography company based in Sunnyvale, California.

Sal Cobar

Mr. Sal Cobar serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He Cobar has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer since July 2015 and as Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Business Development from April 2010 to July 2015. Mr. Cobar is 63 years old. From April 2007 to April 2010, Mr. Cobar served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales of Silicon Image, Inc., a developer of secure cores for high definition display and distribution for the television, set-top box and consumer markets. From April 2001 to April 2007, Mr. Cobar served as Silicon Image’s Senior Director, Strategic Accounts and Americas Sales, where he was instrumental in developing and spearheading Silicon Image’s overall strategic account sales initiatives as well as leading the Americas sales team of Silicon Image. Prior to joining Silicon Image, Mr. Cobar held several strategic sales and marketing positions during his 12-year tenure at Sun Microsystems. In those positions, Mr. Cobar had management and executive responsibilities for engineering, operations and the creation and execution of new markets for network-based thin client technology. In June 1980, Mr. Cobar joined Xerox Corporation for nine years driving multiple engineering and operations initiatives. Mr. Cobar received a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

J. Dodson

Mr. Michael Dodson is Lead Independent Director of Sigma Designs Inc. J. Michael Dodson has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2013 and as our Lead Independent Director since January 2014. Mr. Dodson has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mattson Technology, Inc., a semiconductor wafer processing equipment manufacturing company, since October 2012 having joined Mattson in October 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2011. Prior to joining Mattson, Mr. Dodson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at DDi Corp., a provider of printed circuit board engineering and manufacturing services, from January 2010 until October 2011. Before joining DDi Corp., Mr. Dodson served as the CFO for three global public technology companies and Chief Accounting Officer for an S&P 500 company. Mr. Dodson started his career with Ernst & Young. Mr. Dodson holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Dodson’s public company financial and operational experience enables him to provide our Company with valuable financial and executive insights. In addition, Mr. Dodson’s experience within the semiconductor industry provides additional industry experience that can assist the Board in managing the strategic direction of our Company.

Martin Manniche

Mr. Martin Manniche is Director of the Company. Mr. Manniche is the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Green Wave Reality, a technology development and services company which works with leading service providers, lighting manufacturers, insurance and utilities companies across the world. Mr. Manniche brings a strong visionary presence to Sigma's board with an incredible track record of innovation in consumer electronics, home networking and services platforms for Home control, and the Internet of Things. Mr. Manniche is a highly successful serial entrepreneur and has founded and successfully grown a number of innovative companies, collecting over 100 innovation awards in the process. Under his leadership, GreenWave was awarded the Nobel Sustainability Supported Clean Tech Company 2013 in recognition for its inventive and effective initiatives and technologies to help consumer manage their energy consumption. Prior to GreenWave Reality, Manniche served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Cisco Consumer Business Group where he helped Cisco's consumer group successfully grow their business and innovation. Manniche has also held multiple board and advisory board positions in 12 different companies during his career.

Pete Thompson

Mr. Pete Thompson is Director of the company. Mr. Thompson previously served as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Mediaroom, a technology leader for IPTV platforms, until its purchase by Ericsson, where he now serves as the Vice President of Ericsson's Mediaroom Division. Mr. Thompson brings extensive market awareness, knowledge and experience to the Sigma Board. His successes include development of the breakthrough Natural User Interface with Microsoft Surface and leading the largest gaming and social network in the living room with Xbox LIVE. Mr. Thompson previously served on the Board of Directors of Seawell Networks, a Canadian-based company, until it was acquired by Arris Group Inc in April 2014. Mr. Thompson’s market awareness, knowledge and experience enable him to provide valuable insight to our Company. In addition, his diverse industry background and leadership experience, including operating large business units, will help drive our growth strategy in parallel with our continuing restructuring efforts.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thinh Tran

416,109

Elias Nader

296,764

Sal Cobar

396,210

J. Dodson

--

Martin Manniche

--

Pete Thompson

--
As Of  30 Jan 2015

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