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Qorvo Inc (QRVO.OQ)

QRVO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralph Quinsey

61 2015 Chairman of the Board

Robert Bruggeworth

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Murphy

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Gina Harrison

49 2015 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Steven Creviston

53 2015 Corporate Vice President , President - Mobile Products

James Klein

52 2015 Corporate Vice President , President - Infrastructure & Defense Products

Walter Wilkinson

71 2015 Lead Independent Director

Daniel DiLeo

69 2015 Independent Director

Jeffery Gardner

57 2015 Independent Director

Charles Gibson

65 2015 Independent Director

John Harding

62 2015 Independent Director

David Ho

58 2015 Independent Director

Roderick Nelson

58 2015 Independent Director

Walden Rhines

70 2015 Independent Director

Susan Spradley

56 2017 Independent Director

Doug Delieto

Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ralph Quinsey

Mr. Ralph G. Quinsey serves as a Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (“TriQuint”) from 2002 until TriQuint’s combination with RF Micro Devices, Inc. (“RFMD”) in a merger of equals to form Qorvo, effective January 1, 2015 (the “Business Combination”). 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 various 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 GaAs technologies for wireless phone applications. As the former Chief Executive Officer of TriQuint, Mr. Quinsey brings to the Board his deep institutional knowledge regarding our company, with an exceptional understanding of our company’s strengths, challenges and opportunities. Additionally, Mr. Quinsey has significant experience leading a public company through various phases of growth and brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of and breadth of experience with our business resulting from over 35 years in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Quinsey’s strong leadership skills and unique perspective as the long-time leader of TriQuint make him a tremendous asset to the Board.

Robert Bruggeworth

Mr. Robert A. Bruggeworth serves as a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to the Business Combination, he was RFMD’s President from June 2002 until January 2015 and the Chief Executive Officer and a director of RFMD from January 2003 until January 2015. He served as the Vice President of Wireless Products for RFMD from September 1999 to January 2002 and President of Wireless Products from January 2002 to June 2002. Mr. Bruggeworth was previously employed at AMP Inc. (now TE Connectivity LTD), a supplier of electrical and electronic connection devices, from July 1983 to April 1999. He held a number of manufacturing and engineering management positions at AMP Inc., most recently as Divisional Vice President of Global Computer and Consumer Electronics based in Hong Kong. Mr. Bruggeworth is the independent lead director of the board of directors of MSA Safety Inc., a publicly traded global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bruggeworth understands our business and the challenges and issues that we face and brings to the Board strong leadership skills and substantial global business experience. Mr. Bruggeworth also has over 30 years of experience with respect to manufacturing, marketing and material sourcing for semiconductors and other electronic products.

Mark Murphy

Mr. Mark J. Murphy serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From October 2014 through February 2016, Mr. Murphy served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delphi Automotive PLC, a high-technology company that integrates solutions for the automotive sector, where he was responsible for all finance functions. Previously, Mr. Murphy served as an executive at Praxair, Inc., a global industrial gas supplier. He joined Praxair in 2000 in the treasury department and was named Finance Director of Praxair Electronics in 2002 and Managing Director of Electronic Components Services in 2005. The following year, he became Vice President of Finance for Praxair Asia, based in Shanghai. He was named President of Praxair Electronics in 2008, with global responsibility for products and technologies supplied to the semiconductor, flat-panel display, LED and photovoltaic industries. In 2010, he was appointed Vice President and Controller of Praxair. In 2011, Mr. Murphy joined MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., an electronics materials producer and solar energy project developer, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Murphy resigned from MEMC to rejoin Praxair as President of its Surface Technologies and Electronics Materials business in 2012 and concluded his service at Praxair as President of the U.S. Industrial Gases business, Praxair’s largest division.

Gina Harrison

Ms. Gina B. Harrison serves as Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. She is a certified public accountant with 25 years of progressive leadership experience in corporate and public accounting. She joined RFMD in 2000 and held roles of increasing responsibility in financial reporting through March 2005. She served as RFMD’s Director of Financial Reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance from April 2005 to December 2014, and served in that same role at Qorvo from January 2015 to October 2015. Prior to joining RFMD, Ms. Harrison held financial and accounting positions at Sara Lee Hosiery from 1992 to 2000 and at Price Waterhouse from 1990 to 1992.

Steven Creviston

Mr. Steven E. Creviston serves as Corporate Vice President, President - Mobile Products of the Company. Prior to the Business Combination, he was Corporate Vice President and President of Cellular Products Group, or CPG, for RFMD from August 2007 to January 2015. From May 2002 to August 2007, he served as Corporate Vice President of CPG, which was known as Wireless Products until 2004, for RFMD. Prior to 2002, he held various positions of increasing responsibilities at RFMD.

James Klein

Mr. James L. Klein serves as Corporate Vice President , President - Infrastructure & Defense Products of the Company. Mr. Klein joined Qorvo with more than 20 years of experience in the RF industry. Prior to the Business Combination, Mr. Klein was Vice President and General Manager of Infrastructure & Defense Products for TriQuint from September 2012 until January 2015 and he was Vice President Defense Products and Foundry Services from July 2011 until September 2012. Prior to joining TriQuint, Mr. Klein spent 13 years with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, most recently as the General Manager of the Advanced Products Center at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems division where he was responsible for the design and manufacturing of advanced RF and microwave subsystems and components. Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Klein held positions with Texas Instruments where he focused on MMIC and Transmit/Receive module engineering.

Walter Wilkinson

Dr. Walter H. Wilkinson Jr., serves as an Lead Independent Director of the Company. From 1992 until 2015, he served as a director of RFMD, including as the Chairman of the Board from 2008 until 2015. He is the founder and a general partner of Kitty Hawk Capital, a venture capital firm established in 1980, and a founding investor in RFMD. He currently serves on the board of directors of Gladstone Capital Corporation and three of its affiliated public funds that share an investment advisor and administrator: Gladstone Commercial Corporation; Gladstone Investment Corporation; and Gladstone Land Corporation. He previously served on the board of the N.C. State University Foundation and on the boards of other universities and related organizations. He is a past member and director of the National Venture Capital Association and is a past member and Chairman of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies. He is Founding Chairman of the Carolinas Chapter of the NACD, where he served as a director until December 2015, and is an NACD Leadership Fellow. Mr. Wilkinson serves or has served as a director of numerous venture-backed companies, both public and private.

Daniel DiLeo

Mr. Daniel A. DiLeo serves as a Independent Director of the Company. From 2002 until 2015, he served as a director of RFMD. He is currently the principal of Daniel DiLeo, LLC, a consulting firm that he founded in March 2002. Mr. DiLeo was an Executive Vice President of Agere Systems Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor components and optoelectronics, from March 2001 to April 2002. He served as President of the Optoelectronics Division of Lucent Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor components and optoelectronics, from November 1999 to March 2001, Vice President from June 1998 to October 1999 and Vice President of the wireless business unit from January 1995 to May 1998. He currently sits on the board of and/or advises several private semiconductor device companies in the U.S. Mr. DiLeo brings to the Board and its committees over 37 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including specific expertise in device design, development, manufacturing and marketing. In addition, Mr. DiLeo has extensive knowledge of global markets, capital projects and strategic development.

Jeffery Gardner

Mr. Jeffery R. Gardner serves as a Independent Director of the Company. From 2004 until 2015, he served as a director of RFMD. Since September 2015, Mr. Gardner has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MONI Smart Security (formerly known as Monitronics), one of the largest home security monitoring companies in the U.S. and a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Ascent Capital Group, Inc. Mr. Gardner has served as a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. since November 2016. From 2005 until December 2014, Mr. Gardner was President and Chief Executive Officer of Windstream Corporation, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including cloud computing and managed services. Mr. Gardner also served as a director of Windstream from 2005 until February 2015. From January 2000 to December 2005, Mr. Gardner was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ALLTEL. From August 1998 to January 2000, he was the Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of ALLTEL. Since January 2015, Mr. Gardner has served as a member of the board of directors of CalAmp Corp., a publicly traded company that is a leading provider of wireless communications solutions for a broad array of applications to customers globally. He is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leadership Fellow, having completed the NACD’s program for corporate directors. Mr. Gardner is a former member of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. He also served as Chairman of the United States Telecom Association, a telecommunications trade association. Mr. Gardner has been in the communications industry since 1986. Mr. Gardner brings to the Board and its committees valuable industry insight, including extensive knowledge regarding the requirements of downstream customers, resulting from his experience as a former CEO and CFO of public companies in the wireless telecommunications industry.

Charles Gibson

Mr. Charles Scott Gibson serves as an Independent director of Qorvo, Inc., From 1992 until 2015, he served as a director of TriQuint. He is currently the Chairman of Gibson Enterprises, a board service firm that he founded in 1992, and serves as a director of a number of high technology companies and not-for-profit organizations. In 1983, he co-founded Sequent Computer Systems Inc., a computer systems company, and served as its CFO and Senior VP Operations from 1983 to 1984, its President from January 1988 to March 1992 and its Co-Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to March 1992. From 1976 to 1983, Mr. Gibson was employed at Intel Corporation as General Manager, Memory Components Operations. He currently serves on the board of directors of RadiSys Corporation, an embedded solutions company for the communications industry, Pixelworks, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Northwest Natural Company, a natural gas distribution company. Mr. Gibson serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Johns Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. Mr. Gibson brings to the Board and its committees over 30 years of experience serving as a director of technology companies, including companies operating in the semiconductor industry. He also has extensive financial expertise and executive leadership experience. Mr. Gibson became a NACD Board Leadership Fellow in 2017.

John Harding

Mr. John R. Harding serves as an Independent Director of the company. From 2006 until 2015, he served as a director of RFMD. Mr. Harding co-founded and is President and Chief Executive Officer of eSilicon Corporation, a privately held company that designs and manufactures complex, custom chips for a broad and growing portfolio of large and small firms. Before starting eSilicon Corporation in May 2000, Mr. Harding served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of publicly traded Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which acquired his former employer, Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc. Mr. Harding held a variety of senior management positions at Zycad Corporation, and his career also includes positions with TXL and IBM Corporation. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Harding served on the board of directors of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Mr. Harding has also held leadership roles at Drew University and Indiana University, where he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Advisory Board, respectively. In addition, Mr. Harding has served as a member of the Steering Committee at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and was a former National Academies Committee member for Software, Growth and Future of the U.S. Economy. Since 2010, Mr. Harding has served as the value chain producer director to the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Mr. Harding is a frequent international speaker on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and semiconductor trends and policies. Mr. Harding brings to the Board and its committees a deep understanding of the challenges and issues facing semiconductor companies gained from his experience as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eSilicon Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Harding has substantial operational experience, business acumen and expertise in corporate strategy development.

David Ho

Mr. David H. Y. Ho serves as an Independent director of Qorvo, Inc., From 2010 until 2015, he served as a director of TriQuint. Mr. Ho is Chairman and Founder of Kiina Investment Ltd., a venture capital firm that invests in start-up companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Additionally, Mr. Ho serves as a senior advisor for Permira Advisors LLC, a private equity buyout fund. Mr. Ho previously served as Chairman of Greater China for Nokia Siemens Networks, President of Greater China for Nokia Corporation and Senior Vice President of the Nokia Networks Business Group. He has also held senior leadership roles with Nortel Networks and Motorola in China and Canada. Mr. Ho currently serves as a member of the board of Pentair plc (since 2007) and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (since 2013) in the United States and China COSCO Shipping Corporation (since 2016, and of China Ocean Shipping Company, which merged with China Shipping to become China COSCO Shipping Corporation, since 2012), the world’s largest shipping conglomerate and a Chinese state-owned enterprise; and China Mobile Communications Corporation (since 2016), the world’s largest mobile communications carrier and a Chinese state-owned enterprise. Mr. Ho previously was a director of Dong Fang Electric Corporation from 2009 through 2015, 3Com Corporation from 2008 through 2010, Owens-Illinois Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and Sinosteel Corporation from 2008 until 2012. Mr. Ho brings to the Board and its committees extensive experience and business knowledge of global markets in diversified industries, with a strong track record in establishing and building mobile handset and infrastructure businesses in China. He also has significant management expertise in operations, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in Asia.

Roderick Nelson

Mr. Roderick D. Nelson serves as an Independent director of Qorvo, Inc., Mr. Nelson currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Globetouch, Inc., a privately held global provider of 3G and LTE mobile broadband services for connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Since 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, 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 closely with both national and international regulators and standards bodies on the creation of 3G specifications and standards. Mr. Nelson holds numerous patents covering broad and fundamental aspects of wireless communications. Mr. Nelson brings to the Board and its committees his substantial experience in the wireless communications industry, including his extensive knowledge regarding the requirements of downstream customers. He also has significant technical expertise, such as his 3G standards development experience, and a deep understanding of the regulatory environment applicable to our business.

Walden Rhines

Dr. Walden C. Rhines serves as an Independent director of Qorvo, Inc., He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation, an electronic design automation company and, as of March 30, 2017, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc., since 1993 and chairman of its board of directors since 2000. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, he spent 21 years at Texas Instruments, a semiconductor manufacturer, with his most recent position as the Executive Vice President of its Semiconductor Group with responsibility for its worldwide semiconductor business. Dr. Rhines also served as a director of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1995 to 2009, is a member of the board of Electronic Design Automation Consortium, a trade association for electronic design companies, and serves on the boards of Semiconductor Research Corporation, a technology research consortium, and GlobalLogic, a private product development services company.

Susan Spradley

Ms. Susan Louise Spradley Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the principal of Spradley Consulting LLC, a consulting firm that she founded in February 2017. From January 2013 until January 2017, she served in various roles at Viavi Solutions Inc. (formerly JDS Uniphase), most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager – Network and Service Enablement. Prior to joining Viavi Solutions Inc., Ms. Spradley served as executive director at US-Ignite from April 2011 to December 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Spradley was President of the North America region at Nokia Siemens Networks from 2007 to 2011, responsible for regional profit and loss, sales and service. From 1997 to 2005, she held executive positions at Nortel Networks Corporation. Ms. Spradley also served on the board of directors of publicly traded EXFO Inc. from October 2011 through November 2012.

Doug Delieto

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ralph Quinsey

336,078

Robert Bruggeworth

6,599,180

Mark Murphy

4,906,420

Gina Harrison

769,445

Steven Creviston

2,798,320

James Klein

2,264,210

Walter Wilkinson

296,755

Daniel DiLeo

280,140

Jeffery Gardner

290,140

Charles Gibson

270,140

John Harding

270,140

David Ho

246,140

Roderick Nelson

270,140

Walden Rhines

290,140

Susan Spradley

130,733

Doug Delieto

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As Of  31 Mar 2017