People: TriQuint Semiconductor Inc (TQNT.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Sharp

72 2002 Independent Chairman of the Board

Ralph Quinsey

58 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Buhaly

57 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Steven Grant

54 2008 Vice President - Worldwide Operations

James Klein

49 2012 Vice President, General Manager - Infrastructure & Defense Products

Todd DeBonis

49 2006 Vice President - Worldwide Sales, Strategic Development and Customer Service

Deborah Burke

59 2007 Vice President - Human Resources

Timothy Dunn

52 2006 Vice President - Mobile Devices

Nicolas Kauser

74 2011 Lead Independent Director

Charles Gibson

61 1992 Independent Director

David Ho

54 Independent Director

Roderick Nelson

50 2012 Independent Director

Walden Rhines

67 1995 Independent Director

Willis Young

72 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Sharp

Mr. Steven J. Sharp is an Independent Chairman of the Board of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Mr. Sharp joined the company in September 1991 as director, president and chief executive officer. In May 1992, he became chairman of the board. In July 2002, Mr. Sharp stepped down as president and chief executive officer of TriQuint, and in September 2004, he resigned as an employee of TriQuint. Previously, Mr. Sharp had served roles associated with semiconductor industry related companies. He was founder of Power Integrations, and Silicon Architects, Inc., (now Synopsys). As a board director and venture investor, Mr. Sharp also participated in the establishment of Crystal Semiconductor (now Cirrus Logic), Megatest (now Teradyne Inc.) and Volterra. Prior to that time, Mr. Sharp was employed for 14 years by Philips Electronics N.V. and for nine years by Texas Instruments. Mr. Sharp also serves as a board member of Power Integrations, Inc. Mr. Sharp received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, a M.S. degree in Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Ralph Quinsey

Mr. Ralph G. Quinsey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since July 2002. Mr. Quinsey joined the company in July 2002 as president and chief executive officer and as a director. From September 1999 to January 2002, Mr. Quinsey was vice president and general manager of the Analog Division of ON Semiconductor, a manufacturer of semiconductors for a wide array of applications. From 1979 to September 1999, Mr. Quinsey held positions at Motorola, a manufacturer of semiconductors and communications equipment, including vice president and general manager of the RF/IF Circuits Division, which developed both silicon and gallium arsenide technologies for wireless phone applications. Mr. Quinsey is also a board member of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, a provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors. Mr. Quinsey received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.

Steven Buhaly

Mr. Steven J. Buhaly is Chief Financial Officer of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Prior to joining TriQuint, Mr. Buhaly was Chief Financial Officer at Longview Fibre Company, a manufacturer of paper container products, from 2006 to 2007. He joined Planar Systems, Inc., a provider of specialty display solutions, in 1999 as Medical Business Vice President. From 2000 to 2006, while also at Planar Systems, he served first as Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 1999, he held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and operations at Tektronix, Inc., a supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services. Mr. Buhaly received B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Washington.

Steven Grant

Mr. Steven R. Grant is Vice President - Worldwide Operations of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since June 2008. Prior to joining TriQuint Mr. Grant spent 27 years at Intel and was most recently Vice President of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group in Oregon from 2001 to 2008. During his Intel tenure, he managed the fabrication manufacturing network and was key to driving the manufacturing structure and efficiency improvements to record performance levels. Mr. Grant holds a B.S. degree in Material Science from the University of Illinois.

James Klein

Mr. James L. Klein is Vice President and General Manager of Infrastructure & Defense Products of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. He joined TriQuint in July 2011 as Vice President Defense Products and Foundry Services. Mr. Klein joined TriQuint with more than 20 years of experience in the RF industry. Most recently, Mr. Klein was the General Manager of the Advanced Products Center at Raytheon in the Space and Airborne Systems division responsible for the design and manufacturing of advanced RF and microwave subsystems and components. Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Klein held various executive and managerial positions with Texas Instruments where he focused on MMIC and Transmit / Receive module engineering. Mr. Klein received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Todd DeBonis

Mr.Todd A. DeBonis is Vice President - Worldwide Sales, Strategic Development and Customer Service of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. He joined TriQuint in April 2004 as Vice President, Worldwide Sales. He became Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Customer Service in 2006 and added Strategic Development to his list of responsibilities in 2010. From February 2002 to April 2004, Mr. DeBonis held the position of Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Centillium Communications. Mr. DeBonis also served as the Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Ishoni Networks and Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Communications Division of Infineon Technologies North America. Mr. DeBonis has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada.

Deborah Burke

Ms. Deborah Burke is Vice President - Human Resources of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since May 2007. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Burke was Vice President of Human Resources for Merix Corporation, a provider of circuit boards used in the design and development of electronic applications. Before her Merix Corporation tenure, from 2001 to 2002, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Unicru Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, a provider of workforce selection and optimization solutions, and, prior to that time, she worked at Intel Corporation from 1991 to 2001 in managerial and director positions. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in economics from Smith College and received her M.B.A degree from the University of Vermont.

Timothy Dunn

Mr. Timothy A. Dunn is Vice President - Mobile Devices of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since July 2006. Prior to joining TriQuint, Mr. Dunn was Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Platform Components Group. Mr. Dunn worked at Intel from 1988 to 1991, and again from 1994 to 2006, holding various executive and managerial positions. In addition to his Intel tenure, he has held marketing and product management positions with Hewlett-Packard and Cirrus Logic. Mr. Dunn holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.

Nicolas Kauser

Mr. Nicolas Kauser is Lead Independent Director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since February 2011. Mr. Kauser is now retired. Until mid 2008, he was the President of Clearwire International and member of the board of directors of Clearwire Inc., a publicly held company dedicated to the implementation of wireless broadband services in various countries. From 1990 through 1998, Mr. Kauser served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc.). From 1984 through 1990, Mr. Kauser was employed by Rogers Cantel, Inc., a Canadian wireless service provider, as vice president of engineering and later, senior vice president of network operations. Mr. Kauser also serves on the board of Pendrell Corp, an intellectual property solutions company. Mr. Kauser received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Charles Gibson

Mr. Charles Scott Gibson is an Independent Director of Triquint Semiconductor, Inc., since September 1992. Since March 1992, Mr. Gibson's full time job is to serve as a director of a number of high technology companies and not-for-profit organizations. He co-founded Sequent Computer Systems Inc., a computer systems company, in 1983 (which was acquired by International Business Machines Corporation), and served as its CFO and Senior VP Operations from 1983 to 1984, was President from January 1988 to March 1992 and was also Co-CEO from 1990 to March 1992. From 1976 to 1983, Mr. Gibson was employed at Intel Corporation as General Manager, Memory Components Operations. He serves on the board of directors of RadiSys Corporation (“RadiSys”), an embedded solutions company for the communications industry, Pixelworks, Inc. (“Pixelworks”), a fabless semiconductor company, and Northwest Natural Company (“NW Natural”), a natural gas distribution company. Mr. Gibson also served on the board of Electroglas, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment from 2002 to 2009, and Verigy Ltd. from 2006 through June 2010 when it was sold. Mr. Gibson serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Johns Medical Center. Mr. Gibson received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1974 and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois in 1976.

David Ho

Mr. David H.Y. Ho is an Independent Director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. From 2007 to 2008 until his retirement in 2008, he served as the Chairman of the Greater China Region for Nokia Siemens Networks, a telecommunications infrastructure company that is a joint venture between Finland-based Nokia Corporation and Germany-based Siemens AG. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Ho served in various capacities for Nokia China Investment Limited, the Chinese operating subsidiary of Nokia Corporation, a multinational telecommunications company. Between 1983 and 2001, Mr. Ho held senior positions with Nortel Networks and Motorola Inc. in Canada and China. Mr. Ho serves as member of the board and audit committee for Pentair Inc., a diversified industrial manufacturing company, and is a member of the board of Dong Fang Electric Corporation, a Chinese State Owned Enterprise. Mr. Ho also served on the board of 3COM Corporation from 2008 to 2010, Sinosteel Corporation from 2008 to 2010 and Owen Illinois Inc from 2008 until 2012. Mr. Ho graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and obtained his Masters degree in Management Sciences, from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Roderick Nelson

Mr. Roderick D. Nelson is an Independent Director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since August 08, 2012. His career in the telecommunications industry spans over 25 years, ranging from AT&T Wireless to a number of start-up companies. From 2009, he has been the co-founder and principal of Tritech Sales and Services, LLC, a strategic product, business development and sales function consulting firm. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AT&T Wireless Services, based in Redmond, Washington, where he led the Technology Development Group responsible for the development and deployment of the first 3G networks in the U.S. During his career, Mr. Nelson has worked with both national and international regulators and standards bodies on the creation of 3G specifications and standards. Mr. Nelson serves on the board of Aegis Mobility, Inc., a private mobility company. Mr. Nelson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is the inventor of numerous patents covering broad and fundamental aspects of wireless communications.

Walden Rhines

Dr. Walden C. Rhines is an Independent Director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., since May 1995. Dr. Rhines has been the chief executive officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation, an electronic design automation company, since 1993 and chairman of its board of directors since 2002. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, he spent 21 years at Texas Instruments Incorporated ("Texas Instruments"), a semiconductor manufacturer, with his position having responsibility for directing its worldwide semiconductor business as the executive vice president of Texas Instruments' Semiconductor Group. Dr. Rhines also served as a director of Cirrus Logic, Inc, a semiconductor company, from 1995 to 2009, is the chairman of the board of Electronic Design Automation Consortium, a trade association for electronic design companies, and serves on the board of Semiconductor Research Corporation, a technology research consortium. Dr. Rhines holds a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Willis Young

Mr. Willis C. Young is an Independent Director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. since July 2001. Prior to joining the Company's board, Mr. Young was a director of Sawtek Inc., a surface acoustic wave filter company, from 1996 until 2001, when Sawtek merged with TriQuint. Mr. Young was a senior partner in the Atlanta office of BDO Seidman, LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm, from January 1996 to June 2000. Mr. Young retired in July 2000. From April 1995 to December 1995, Mr. Young was the chief financial officer for Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc., a manufacturer of modems and communication equipment. From 1965 to 1995, Mr. Young held various positions with BDO Seidman, and from 1988 to 1995 he was vice chairman and a member of BDO Seidman's Executive Committee. Mr. Young received a B.S. degree in accounting from Ferris State University. He is a certified public accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Steven Sharp

46,901

Ralph Quinsey

939,002

Steven Buhaly

865,903

Steven Grant

755,441

James Klein

681,609

Todd DeBonis

930,176

Deborah Burke

--

Timothy Dunn

1,035,720

Nicolas Kauser

--

Charles Gibson

--

David Ho

--

Roderick Nelson

--

Walden Rhines

--

Willis Young

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Steven Sharp

1,185,082 784,568

Ralph Quinsey

1,203,869 2,482,770

Steven Buhaly

10,000 22,200

Steven Grant

0 0

James Klein

0 0

Todd DeBonis

30,625 271,644

Deborah Burke

0 0

Timothy Dunn

100,000 677,133

Nicolas Kauser

0 0

Charles Gibson

0 0

David Ho

0 0

Roderick Nelson

0 0

Walden Rhines

0 0

Willis Young

0 0
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