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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rockell Hankin

68 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mohan Maheswaran

51 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Burra

72 2007 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Emeka Chukwu

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Charles Ammann

60 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Gary Beauchamp

55 2014 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Signal Integrity Product Group

J. Michael Wilson

59 2013 Executive Vice President - Quality and Reliability

Alberto Guerra

2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Ross Teggatz

2015 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power and High Reliability Product Group

James Kim

58 2009 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Sharon Faltemier

59 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Asaf Silberstein

45 2013 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Operations

Jean-Paul Bardyn

Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Research & Development, Wireless, Sensing and Timing Product Group

Mark Costello

50 2015 Vice President, General Manager - Protection Product Group

Marc Pegulu

2015 Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Sensing Product Group

Glen Antle

76 2002 Independent Director

Bruce Edwards

61 2006 Independent Director

Ye Li

2016 Independent Director

James Lindstrom

69 2002 Independent Director

Carmelo Santoro

73 2013 Independent Director

Sylvia Summers

62 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rockell Hankin

Mr. Rockell N. Hankin is an Independent Chairman of the Board of SEMTECH CORPORATION. He is Private investor from January 2006 to date. Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Hankin & Co., a diversified business advisory and investment banking firm from June 1986 through December 2005. Vice Chair of the Kavli Foundation. Mr. Hankin has spoken on corporate governance issues including at the Duke Capital Markets Director's Education Institute, UCLA's Director Certification Program, the University of Maryland Directors' Institute and various other corporate governance programs.

Mohan Maheswaran

Mr. Mohan R. Maheswaran is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of SEMTECH CORPORATION. He was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intersil Corporation ("Intersil"), a company that designs and manufactures analog semiconductors, from June 2002 until March 2006, responsible for managing and overseeing the design, development, applications and marketing functions for Intersil's Analog Signal Processing Business unit. From June 2001 to May 2002, he was Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Strategy for Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a company that designed and manufactured analog integrated circuits before its acquisition by Intersil in May 2002. He was previously employed by Elantec Semiconductor as Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy; by Allayer Communications, a communications integrated circuit startup acquired by Broadcom Corporation; and by IBM Microelectronics, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Hewlett-Packard Company and Nortel Communications.

James Burra

Mr. James P. Burra is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of SEMTECH CORPORATION. He has been Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Endural LLC, a manufacturer of a proprietary line of vacuum formed, high density polyethylene containers, since October 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of predecessors since 1989. Mr. Burra previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Intercole, Inc., a public multi-industry industrial products company and as a senior audit manager with Arthur Andersen & Co. Former director of Earl Scheib, Inc. from 2007 to 2010, a former public company and operator of retail automobile paint and body shops. Former director of Hoover Group, Inc., former parent company of Endural LLC, from 1998 to 2006.

Emeka Chukwu

Mr. Emeka Chukwu is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Semtech Corporation., since August 2011. Mr. Chukwu was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on February 26, 2014. Prior to his promotion, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2011. He previously served as the Company's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2006. He previously had been employed in various financial positions at Intersil Corporation, a company that designs and manufactures analog semiconductors, since 2002. His most recent position at Intersil was Vice President, Finance, in which capacity he served since February 2006 with responsibility for all financial management affairs of the corporation's business units and worldwide operations. He served as the Controller of Intersil's Analog Signal Processing Group and Worldwide Operations from May 2002 through January 2006, responsible for financial planning, budget management, and related financial oversight functions. From July 1997 through April 2002, he was the Corporate Controller of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of analog integrated circuits that was acquired by Intersil in 2002.

Charles Ammann

Mr. Charles B. Ammann is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of SEMTECH CORPORATION. Mr. Ammann served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of publicly-traded United Online, Inc. where he had been since August 2006. Before working for United Online, Mr. Ammann served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of publicly-traded TV Guide, Inc. from 1999 until its acquisition by Gemstar International Group Limited, at which time Mr. Ammann's responsibilities expanded as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the combined Gemstar-TV Guide International entity. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Ammann served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and oversaw the administrative operations, of publicly-traded United Video Satellite Group, Inc. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Ammann held the position of Vice President of Administration and General Counsel of Flint Industries, Inc., a privately-owned conglomerate based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Ammann was an attorney at the law firm Gable & Gotwals, from 1980 to 1990, and was a partner for his last five years with that firm.

Gary Beauchamp

Mr. Gary M. Beauchamp is Executive Vice President, General Manager - Signal Integrity Product Group of SEMTECH CORPORATION. Mr. Beauchamp was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Signal Integrity Product Group on February 26, 2014. Prior to his promotion, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Signal Integrity Product Group. Mr. Beauchamp was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gennum Product Group in March 2012, following Semtech's acquisition of Gennum Corporation and held that title until December 2013. Mr. Beauchamp's group provides high-performance analog solutions to the video broadcast, video surveillance, and data communications markets. Prior to his role at Semtech, Mr. Beauchamp was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mixed Signal and Optical Products, for Gennum Corporation, which he joined in 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Mr. Beauchamp held several management positions at COM DEV International.

J. Michael Wilson

Mr. J. Michael Wilson is Executive Vice President - Quality and Reliability of Semtech Corporation. Mr. Wilson was promoted to Executive Vice President, Quality and Reliability in February 2013. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Wilson was Senior Vice President, Quality and Reliability, a position he held since November 2011. Mr. Wilson was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in May 2008 after serving as Senior Vice President of Power Management Products since June 2007 and serving as Vice President of that unit since 2001. He joined us as the result of the 1995 acquisition of ECI Semiconductor where he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in a broad range of technical and management positions.

Alberto Guerra

Mr. Alberto Guerra is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Semtech, Alberto served as Vice President Strategic Market Development and Product Marketing for International Rectifier (IR), a position he was appointed to in 2009. Between 2007 and 2009, he also served as Vice President GM, IC & Integrated Product Division at Vishay Siliconix. Alberto moved to Vishay after more than two decades of serving IR in Europe, Asia and North America in various capacities, including: VP of Tech Marketing and System Applications, VP of Sales Marketing & Applications, and VP of IRSA JV(IR-Sanyo JV). During this period at IR, he was responsible for strategy development and execution on a broad range of market and product initiatives, including M&A, new technology development and commercialization. Alberto is a published author who has written several papers and articles covering the use of power semiconductors and related applications, he also holds several patents in Packaging Technology, Power Module Topology, and in GaN and IC technologies.

Ross Teggatz

Mr. Ross Teggatz is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power and High Reliability Product Group of the Company. Ross Teggatz joined the Company, as a result of Semtech’s acquisition of Triune Systems LLC (“Triune”) in March 2015, as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Power and Hi-Reliability Group. He was Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Triune, a company that designed and manufactured mixed-signal semiconductors, from November 2007 until February 2015, responsible for managing and overseeing the design, development, applications and marketing functions for all of all of Triune’s business which included wireless power, ultra-low power, isolated and non-isolated power and data products. Prior to November 2007, he worked at Texas Instruments (“TI”) for 23 years and worked in a variety of senior management and technical roles. Ross has an MSEE degree from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and holds over 40 patents with many more pending in the areas of semiconductor process, devices, circuits, and systems.

James Kim

Mr. James J. Kim is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing of Semtech Corporation, since November 2009. Mr. Kim was appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing in February 2007, after serving as Vice President of Global Handset Sales since March 2004. He was Director of Sales and Marketing for Korea and Japan from April 2000 to March 2004. He was Marketing Manager from May 1997 to April 2000. He has also held various engineering positions since beginning his employment with the Company in 1986. Mr. Pohlman was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Protection, Power Management and High Reliability Products in February 2013. Mr. Pohlman was promoted to Senior Vice President of Protection Products in June 2007 after serving as Vice President of Protection Products since 1998. Prior to his promotion in February 2013, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Protection, Power Management and High Reliability Products. He has worked for the Company in various engineering roles since 1988. Mr. Pohlman was previously employed by Supertex Inc., Fairchild Camera and Instrument, Inc., and National Semiconductor in various technical and managerial roles.

Sharon Faltemier

Ms. Sharon K. Faltemier is Vice President, Director of Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining Semtech, Sharon served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for DTS, Inc. in California. Sharon has more than 30 years of experience working in several industries, including human resources experience at Proctor & Gamble, Northrop Grumman and Boeing. Sharon has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Berkeley, California and qualifications in executive management and Finance from Harvard and Wharton.

Asaf Silberstein

Mr. Asaf Silberstein is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Operations of SEMTECH CORPORATION since February 2013. Mr. Silberstein became Vice President, Worldwide Operations in March 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Silberstein was Vice President, Operations, a position he held since he joined the Company in December 2010. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed from 2007 to 2010 at Microsemi Corporation as Vice President Global Operations in its Analog Mixed Signal Division. Prior to Microsemi, he was Vice President Operations from 2000 to 2005 and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2007 at Powerdsine, Israel, when Powerdsine was acquired by Microsemi. He has also previously served in various positions at 3Com and ECI Telecom.

Jean-Paul Bardyn

Mr. Jean-Paul Bardyn is Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Research & Development, Wireless, Sensing and Timing Product Group of the Company. Jean-Paul Bardyn was appointed Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in November 2011 and Vice President R&D of the Advanced Communications and Sensing Business Unit in June 2007. He joined Semtech as the result of the 2005 acquisition of XEMICS S.A., a spin-off of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He co-founded XEMICS in 1997 and served as its Vice President R&D, leading developments in ultra-low power analog, radio frequency (RF) and digital integrated circuits (IC). From 1994 to 1997, he served as R&D Director of CSEM's IC Design Unit research group. Prior to joining CSEM, he served as Technical Director of Mixed Silicon Structures S.A., which he co-founded in 1990 in Roubaix, France.

Mark Costello

Mr. Mark R. Costello is Vice President, General Manager - Protection Product Group of the Company. He held the position of Vice President of Engineering for Protection Products from June 2013. Prior to this appointment he held the position of Director of Product Development. He joined Semtech in 1996 and held several engineering and operations positions including Plant Manager for the Semtech Corpus Christi wafer fabrication plant and Operations Manager during the transition to fabless manufacturing. Prior to joining Semtech, Mark developed advanced materials for optical and electronic applications at GEC-Marconi’s research laboratories in Caswell, England. Mark holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Physical Science from Paisley College of Technology, Paisley, Scotland and is a graduate of the Executive Program of UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Marc Pegulu

Mr. Marc Pegulu is Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Sensing Product Group of the Company. He held the position of Vice President of Wireless and Sensing Products from June 2014. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Director of Marketing and Applications. Marc joined Semtech in March 2006 and was involved in several key technology acquisitions, including LoRa Wireless and Software Defined Modem technologies. Prior to joining Semtech, Marc held positions in chips and systems development at Thomson CSF, Thales, ATMEL, and DibCom in France and China. Marc holds a Master of Science degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble, France and is a graduate of the Executive MBA program of ESCP Europe.

Glen Antle

Mr. Glen M. Antle is an Independent Director of Semtech Corporation, since 2002. He has been Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trident Microsystems, Inc., a public company, from November 2006 to October 2007. Trident Microsystems is a semiconductor and related electronic components manufacturer. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quickturn Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, from June 1993 to June 1999. Co-founded ECAD, Inc., now Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors from 1982 to 1988. Director of Trident Microsystems, Inc. from 1992 to February 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Trident Microsystems, Inc. from November 2006 to November 2009.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce C. Edwards is an Independent Director of SEMTECH CORPORATION, since 2006. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Palagon Partners, LLC, a business advisory group, since November 2007. Executive Chairman of Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a supplier of antenna systems, base station subsystems and coverage solutions to the wireless communications industry, from February 2005 through November 2007. Chief Executive Officer of Powerwave from February 1996 through February 2005. Previously held executive and financial positions at AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, AMDAX Corporation, a manufacturer of RF modems, and public accounting firm Arthur Andersen and Co. Director of Emulex Corporation, a public company and global provider of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions and Lantronix, Inc., a public company and global supplier of smart M2M connectivity solutions. Also a director of Xirrus Corporation, a privately held company and provider of high performance wireless networks.

Ye Li

Ms. Ye Jane Li is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Li has been a strategic advisor to Diversis Capital, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies, since 2013. Ms. Li was the Chief Operating Officer for Huawei Enterprise USA, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. Before joining Huawei Enterprise USA, she served as General Manager for Huawei Symantec USA, Inc. Prior to that, she was a consultant to The Gores Group, a private equity firm focusing on the technology sector. Prior to the Gores Group, Ms. Li held senior executive roles with Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor Inc., Neophotonics Corporation, Novalux Inc. and Corning Incorporated. Ms. Li received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Master’s degree in Communications and Development from Ohio University.

James Lindstrom

Mr. James T. Lindstrom is an Independent Director of SEMTECH CORPORATION since 2002. He has been Independent business consultant, consulting since January 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer of Kilopass, Inc., a provider of embedded non-volatile memory IP products to the semiconductor industry. Retired from eSilicon Corporation in February 2011 where he served as Chief Financial Officer since March 2005. eSilicon Corporation designs, produces and manufactures ASIC products for original equipment manufacturers and fabless semiconductor companies. Previously held senior financial positions at AmmoCore Technology, Inc., Silicon Perspective Corporation and Cadence, EDA software companies, and C-Cube Microsystems, Inc. and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, both semiconductor companies. Director of Lexra, Inc., a private company and provider of semiconductor intellectual property cores, from 1999 until company dissolution in December 2009.

Carmelo Santoro

Dr. Carmelo J. Santoro is Independent Director of SEMTECH CORPORATION since 2013. Dr. Santoro is Retired, independent business consultant with Santoro Technology Associates, which provides general management, strategic planning, marketing and operations services for the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, disk drive, networking, technology services, biotechnology and financial services industries since 2003. Retired from Attensity Inc. in 2003 where he served as President and CEO since 2000. Attensity Inc. is a provider of natural language analytics and engagement solutions. Previously held Chief Executive Officer and Chairman positions with Platinum Software Corporation and Silicon Systems, Inc. Dr. Santoro held other senior positions at RCA, American Microsystems Incorporated, and Motorola, Inc. Director of Maintenance Net, Inc., a private company specializing in warranty management and after-market supply software since 2005, NextTalk Inc., a private company that provides online communications solutions for the deaf, and McCain, Inc. a private company that specializes in delivering traffic system supplies and high technology traffic control systems.

Sylvia Summers

Ms. Sylvia Summers is Independent Director of SEMTECH CORPORATION since 2013 . Ms. Summers is Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Trident Microsystems, Inc., a company that delivers integrated circuits to the digital TV and set top box markets, from 2007 through 2011. Previously Executive Vice President and General Manager at Spansion Ltd. from 2003 to 2007 and Group Vice President at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2001 to 2002. Director of Headwaters, Inc. since January 2013, a public company providing products, technology and services to the heavy construction materials, light buildup product and energy industry. Previously served as a director of public companies, including JNI from 2001 to 2003, Riverstone Networks from 2002 to 2006 and Gadzoox from 2001 to 2003 where she served on the audit and compensation committees. Ms. Summers has been nominated by the Board of Directors of Alcatel-Lucent to become a member of its Board effective at Alcatel's Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held May 26, 2015.