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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rockell Hankin

69 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mohan Maheswaran

52 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Burra

73 2007 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Emeka Chukwu

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Charles Ammann

61 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gary Beauchamp

56 2014 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Signal Integrity Product Group

J. Michael Wilson

60 2013 Executive Vice President - Quality and Reliability

Alberto Guerra

54 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Systems Innovation Group

Ross Teggatz

52 2015 Senior Vice President and General Manager - Power and High Reliability Product Group

James Kim

59 2009 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Sharon Faltemier

60 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Asaf Silberstein

46 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

42 2015 Vice President and General Manager - Wireless and Sensing Product Group

Glen Antle

77 2002 Independent Director

Bruce Edwards

62 2006 Independent Director

Ye Li

48 2016 Independent Director

James Lindstrom

70 2002 Independent Director

Carmelo Santoro

74 2013 Independent Director

Sylvia Summers

64 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rockell Hankin

Mr. Rockell N. Hankin is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. He is a 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. Chairman of the Board 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. Qualifications: Mr. Hankin’s qualifications to serve as a member of the Board include his 27 years of experience as Director of the Company.

Mohan Maheswaran

Mr. Mohan R. Maheswaran is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company since April 2006. 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 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. He has been Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of Endural, LLC, a private company and 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. Qualifications: Mr. Burra’s qualifications to serve as a member of the Board include his 24 years of experience as Director of the Company.

Emeka Chukwu

Mr. Emeka N. Chukwu is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. He 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 Butler Ammann is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. He joined the Company in January 2014 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, 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 the company. 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. 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 and General Manager, Systems Innovation Group of the company. He joined the Company on June 29, 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Alberto served as Vice President of 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. He moved to Vishay after more than two decades of serving IR in Europe, Asia and North America in various capacities, including Vice President of Tech Marketing and System Applications, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Applications, and Vice President of IRSA Joint Venture (IR Sanyo Joint Venture). During this period at IR, he was responsible for strategy development and execution on a broad range of market and product initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, new technology development and commercialization.

Ross Teggatz

Mr. Ross Teggatz is Senior Vice President and General Manager - Power and High Reliability Product Group of the company. He joined the Company as a result of Semtech’s acquisition of Triune Systems, L.L.C. in March 2015. He is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power and High-Reliability Product 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, and was responsible for managing and overseeing the design, development, applications and marketing functions for 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 for 23 years in a variety of senior management and technical roles.

James Kim

Mr. James J. Kim is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales of Semtech Corporation, since November 2009. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales in 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.

Sharon Faltemier

Ms. Sharon K. Faltemier is Vice President, Director of Human Resources of the Company since February 26, 2014. Ms. Faltemier joined the Company in January 2013 and was appointed Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Semtech, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for DTS, Inc., a consumer electronics licensing company from 2006 to 2012. Prior to DTS she was Sr. Vice President, Human Resources for Capstone Turbine Corporation from 2003 to 2006. Her more than 30 years of experience in the human resources field and business operations includes positions with Tyco International Ltd., Proctor & Gamble Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Boeing Company.

Asaf Silberstein

Mr. Asaf Silberstein is Senior Vice President - Worldwide Operations of the company. He 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 (“Microsemi”) 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 since March 2015. 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 the Company 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 the Company, Mark developed advanced materials for optical and electronic applications at GEC-Marconi’s research laboratories in Caswell, England.

Marc Pegulu

Mr. Marc Pegulu is Vice President and General Manager - Wireless and Sensing Product Group of the company since June 2015. 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 the Company in March 2006 and was involved in several key technology initiatives, including LoRa Wireless and Software Defined Modem technologies. Prior to joining the Company, Marc held positions in chips and systems development at Thomson CSF, Thales, ATMEL, and DibCom in France and China.

Glen Antle

Mr. Glen M. Antle is Independent Director of Semtech Corporation since 2002. He is a retired executive. Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trident Microsystems, Inc., a former 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 Directors of Trident Microsystems, Inc. from November 2006 to November 2009. Qualifications: Mr. Antle’s qualifications to serve as a member of the Board include his management experience with technology companies and his executive experience as a Chief Executive Officer, as well as his experience as a director and a Chairman of a former publicly-traded semiconductor company.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce C. Edwards is an Independent Director of the company 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. (“Powerwave”), a leading 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 radio frequency modems, and public accounting firm Arthur Andersen and Co. Director of Lantronix, Inc., a public company and global supplier of smart M2M connectivity solutions since November 2012. Also a director of Xirrus Corporation, a privately held company and provider of high performance wireless networks since July 2010. Chairman of the Board of Emulex Corporation, a public company and global provider of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions from February 2014 until May 2015 and director since May 2000. In May 2015 Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies. Qualifications: Mr. Edward’s qualifications to serve as a member of the Board include senior executive management.

Ye Li

Ms. Ye Jane Li is Independent Director of the Company. She is a Strategic Advisor, Diversis Capital, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies, since 2013. Chief Operating Officer, Huawei Enterprise USA, Inc., a company that markets IT products and solutions to datacenters and enterprises from 2012 to 2015. Previously, General Manager at Huawei Symantec USA, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Consultant in 2009 to The Gores Group, a private equity firm focusing on the technology sector. Executive Vice President and General Manager at Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor Inc. and its Joint Venture with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Eudyna Devices Inc., from 2004 to 2009. Prior to 2004, held executive and management positions with NeoPhotonics Corporation, Novalux Inc. and Corning Incorporated. Director of Women in Cable TV and Telecommunications from 1998 to 2001, a non-profit organization promoting women’s leadership in Cable TV and Telecommunications industries.

James Lindstrom

Mr. James T. Lindstrom is Independent Director of the company since 2002. He is a Chief Operating Officer of Kilopass Technology, Inc., a semiconductor intellectual property company. Former Chief Financial Officer of Kilopass from January 2012 through November 2013. Chief Financial Officer of eSilicon Corporation from March 2005 to February 2011. eSilicon Corporation provides ASIC design, productization and manufacturing services to the semiconductor industry. Previously held executive financial positions at Trident Microsystems, Inc., ECAD, Inc., now Cadence Design Systems, C-Cube Microsystems, Inc., FormFactor, Inc., Silicon Perspective Corporation and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation. 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 the company. He is a 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. Previously held Chief Executive Officer and Chairman positions with Platinum Software Corporation and Silicon Systems, Inc. Dr. Santoro held other senior positions at RCA Corporation, American Microsystems Incorporated, and Motorola, Inc. Director of NextTalk Inc., a private company that provides online communications solutions for the deaf since 2005, and McCain, Inc., a private company that specializes in delivering traffic system supplies and high technology traffic control systems since 2008. Has been a director of more than 28 public and private companies over the past 30 years.

Sylvia Summers

Ms. Sylvia Summers is Independent Director of the company. She is a 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 Alcatel-Lucent since May 2015. 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 Corporation from 2001 to 2003, Riverstone Networks from 2002 to 2006 and Gadzoox Networks, Inc. from 2001 to 2003 where she served on the audit and compensation committees.