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Cypress Semiconductor Corp (CY.OQ)

CY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Steve Albrecht

71 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Hassane El-Khoury

38 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thad Trent

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration

Pamela Tondreau

58 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resource Officer, Corporate Secretary

Sam Geha

52 2018 Executive Vice President, Memory Products Division

Sudhir Gopalswamy

48 2018 Executive Vice President, Microcontroller and Connectivity Division

John McCranie

74 2017 Director

O Kwon

59 2015 Independent Director

Catherine Lego

61 2017 Independent Director

Camillo Martino

56 2017 Independent Director

Jeffrey Owens

63 2017 Independent Director

Jeannine Sargent

54 2017 Independent Director

Michael Wishart

63 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

W. Steve Albrecht

Dr. W. Steve Albrecht is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Mr. Albrecht is a Professor Emeritus of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He served as the associate dean of the school from 1998 to 2008 and the director of the School of Accountancy from 1990 to 1998. Mr. Albrecht, a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and certified fraud examiner, joined BYU after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as an accountant for Deloitte, an accounting firm. Mr. Albrecht is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation that provides oversight to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He is also a former member of COSO, the organization that developed the internal control framework used by most companies. He has consulted with numerous corporations on fraud, controls and financial reporting issues. He has been an expert witness in several large financial statement fraud cases. In addition to Cypress Semiconductor, he currently serves on the board of directors of Red Hat, Inc. and SkyWest, Inc. Mr. Albrecht has written over 125 academic and professional articles and over 25 books, including a textbook on corporate governance and boards of directors. Mr. Albrecht holds a bachelor of science degree from BYU, a master's degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

Hassane El-Khoury

Mr. Hassane El-Khoury is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. He was previously executive vice president of Cypress's Programmable Systems Division (from 2012 to 2016), managing the company's standard and programmable microcontroller portfolio, including its Platform PSoC family of devices, and its automotive business. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2012, he served as a senior director of Cypress's automotive business unit. Prior to joining Cypress, Mr. El-Khoury served in various engineering roles with subsystem supplier Continental Automotive Systems, where he spent time based in the U.S., Germany and Japan. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a master's degree in engineering management from Oakland University.

Thad Trent

Mr. Thad Trent serves as a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation., Mr. Trent joined Cypress in 2005 and had been Vice President of Finance since 2010. Prior to serving as the Chief Financial Officer at the Company, he led the strategic planning functions for the Company’s business units and worldwide operations and he managed the financial reporting, accounting, and planning and analysis functions for the Company. Before joining the Company, Mr. Trent , held finance leadership roles at publicly traded companies Wind River Systems and Wyle Electronics, as well as two technology startups. He also serves as a director on AgigA Tech, Inc., a Company subsidiary, and Deca Technologies, Inc., a majority-owned Company subsidiary. Mr. Trent earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance at San Diego State University.

Pamela Tondreau

Ms. Pamela Lise Tondreau is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resource Officer, Corporate Secretary of the company. Having previously been named as the Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer in November 2017. Ms. Tondreau has continued to serve as the Corporate Secretary, having previously been named as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in September 2016. She joined the Company in 2014, and began serving as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Tondreau spent 13 years at Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) in various roles, including Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Deputy General Counsel to the Chief Technology Officer, HP Labs, HP Networking, IP Licensing, Strategic Initiatives and Global Alliances. In addition, she supported the Chief Marketing Officer, the Chief Information Officer and the Executive Vice President of Personal Systems, as well as serving as Corporate Secretary to the Technology Committee of Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors. Prior to her time at Hewlett-Packard, Ms. Tondreau was an associate at the law firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges (now Thelen LLP), serving as both a litigation and corporate attorney. Ms. Tondreau holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law.

Sam Geha

Mr. Sam G. Geha is Executive Vice President, Memory Products Division of the company. Having previously been named as the Senior Vice President of the Memory Product Division in September 2016. Previously, he was named as the Senior Vice President of the Intellectual Property (IP) Business Unit in June 2015, having managed the IP Business Unit since June 2013, where he oversaw licensing of the Company’s various embedded nonvolatile memory technologies (SONOS and eCT) to foundries, including UMC, HLMC and HH-Grace, as well as licensing the Company’s 3D NAND technology to XMC. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of the Technology R&D organization since May 2007. He also serves as a board member of Enovix, a Silicon-based Lithium Ion battery start-up. Mr. Geha joined the Company in 1995 and has served as the senior director of technology development for SONOS and the director of technology development for MRAM and SRAM technologies. Prior to joining the Company, he worked in various technology development functions at Motorola and National Semiconductor. Mr. Geha holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE), a master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) and a philosophical doctorate in electrical engineering (Ph.D.) from the University of Arizona.

Sudhir Gopalswamy

Mr. Sudhir Gopalswamy is Executive Vice President, Microcontroller and Connectivity Division of the company. Having previously been named as the Senior Vice President of MCD in September 2016, for which he is responsible for all aspects of the MCD business. Mr. Gopalswamy joined the Company in 2008 and has managed a variety of business units, including the Timing Solutions Business Unit, the Synchronous SRAM Business Unit and most recently the MCU Business Unit, where he also served as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gopalswamy worked at Conexant, where he was responsible for the cable set-top box product line. Before Conexant, he spent nine years at Intel Corporation, during which he held management and leadership roles of increasing responsibility, spanning the computing, communications/networking and consumer electronics segments. Mr. Gopalswamy holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Duke University.

John McCranie

Mr. John Daniel McCranie is Director of the company. Mr. McCranie served as the chairman of the board of directors of ON Semiconductor Corporation from 2002 until 2017. Mr. McCranie also served on the board of directors of Mentor Graphics from 2012 to 2017. He served as chairman of the board of directors of Freescale Semiconductors from 2011 until 2014 and on the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor from 2005 through 2014. From 2014 to 2015, he served as executive vice president of Sales and Applications at Cypress Semiconductor. He also served as executive chairman of Virage Logic, from 2008 until 2010. Previously, Mr. McCranie served as president and chief executive officer of Virage Logic from 2007 to 2008, executive chairman of Virage Logic from 2006 to 2007, and chairman of the board of directors of Virage Logic from 2003 to 2006. He also served as chairman of Actel Corporation from 2004 to 2010 and chairman of Xicor Corporation from 2000 to 2004. Mr. McCranie was also employed in various positions with Cypress Semiconductor from 1993 to 2001. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. McCranie was president, chief executive officer and chairman of SEEQ Technology, Inc.

O Kwon

Mr. O. C. Kwon is an Independent Director of the Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Mr. Kwon served as chief executive officer of SK Hynix Semiconductor, a South Korean memory semiconductor supplier of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips and flash memory chips, from 2010 to 2013. Following his retirement from SK Hynix in 2013, Mr. Kwon has continued to serve as a senior advisor of SK Hynix. Mr. Kwon spent almost 30 years at SK Hynix (formerly Hyundai Electronics) in a number of executive roles, including President of Hynix Neumonics Semiconductor, a joint venture between SK Hynix and ST Microelectronics, in Wuxi, the People's Republic of China, from 2009 to 2010, and senior vice president of strategic planning and corporate relations of SK Hynix Semiconductor from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Kwon also served on the board of directors of SK Hynix from 2006 to 2013 and of Spansion Inc. from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Kwon has served as an economic advisor to the Jiangsu Provincial Government, People's Republic of China, since 2011, and as chairman of the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Kwon holds a bachelor of arts degree in international economics from Seoul National University, South Korea.

Catherine Lego

Ms. Catherine P. Lego is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Lego is the founder of Lego Ventures LLC, a consulting services firm and source of start-up capital for early stage technology companies, formed in 1992, and serves as its principal and owner. Ms. Lego has served on the board of Lam Research Corporation since 2006, where she is the chair of the Compensation committee and was the former chair of the Audit committee. In addition, Ms. Lego has served on the board of IPG Photonics since July 2016, where she is the chair of the Compensation committee. Ms. Lego previously was a partner at two venture capital funds and practiced as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). Ms. Lego received a bachelor of arts degree in economics and biology from Williams College and her master of science degree in accounting from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Camillo Martino

Mr. Camillo Martino is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Martino serves as a board member and executive advisor to technology companies, and has been a chief executive officer and C-suite executive of several semiconductor companies. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation since August 2016, and he was appointed to the board of directors of MosChip, a publicly listed company in India, in April 2017. Mr. Martino also serves on the board of directors at multiple privately held companies, including VVDN Technologies, an ODM technology company, since 2016, CyberForza, a cybersecurity technology company, since 2016, Agylstor Inc., a high capacity enterprise storage solutions company, since 2016, and SAI Technology, Inc. since 2015.Previously, Mr. Martino served as a director and the chief executive officer of Silicon Image, Inc., a semiconductor company, from January 2010 until the completion of its sale to Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in March 2015. From January 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Martino served as chief operating officer of SAI Technology Inc., a cloud communications technology company, and as a director from June 2006 to November 2010. From July 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Martino served as the chief executive officer and as a director of Cornice Inc. From August 2001 to July 2005, Mr. Martino served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Zoran Corporation, a global semiconductor company. Prior to that, Mr. Martino held multiple positions with National Semiconductor Corporation for a total of nearly 14 years in four countries. Mr. Martino holds a bachelor of applied science from the University of Melbourne and a graduate diploma in digital communications from Monash University in Australia.

Jeffrey Owens

Mr. Jeffrey J. Owens is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Owens recently retired from his role as chief technology officer & executive vice president at Delphi Automotive, having served in that position from 2012 until 2017, where he was instrumental in transforming the company into a provider of software, electronics, and advanced safety and electrical architectures to the world's largest automotive manufacturers. Prior to his CTO role, he was president of Delphi's $3 billion Electronics and Safety division, and also President of Delphi Asia Pacific. He is on the board of trustees at Kettering University and previously served as chairman of the board. Mr. Owens holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering / electrical engineering from Kettering University and a masters of business administration from Ball State University.

Jeannine Sargent

Ms. Jeannine P. Sargent is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sargent served as president of Innovation and New Ventures at leading contract manufacturer Flex from January 2012 until October 2017, and as chief executive officer at both Oerlikon Solar, a thin-film silicon solar photovoltaic module manufacturer, and Voyan Technology, an embedded systems software provider to the communications and semiconductor industries. She currently serves on several investment and advisory boards and is on the board of trustees at Northeastern University. She holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and certificates from the executive development programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University and Stanford University.

Michael Wishart

Mr. Michael S. Wishart serves as an Independent Director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Mr. Wishart is the chief executive officer, co-founder and member of the board of directors of efabless corporation, an early stage company creating a platform for community-based design of semiconductors. In addition, Mr. Wishart is a venture partner at Tyche Partners, a venture capital firm focused on hardware-related companies, and provides strategic and business consulting as the president of Roehampton Road, LLC. Mr. Wishart previously served as a managing director and advisory director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1999 until he retired in June 2011. From 1991 to 1999, he served as managing director, including as head of the global technology investment banking group for Lehman Brothers. From 1978 to 1992 he held various positions in the investment banking division at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. He served on the board of directors of Spansion Inc. from 2013 to 2015 and currently serves on the board of OneD Material, a private company engaged in the technology transfer and licensing of proprietary silicon-graphite anode material to improve the performance of lithium ion batteries. Mr. Wishart holds a bachelor of science from St. Lawrence University and a master's in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

W. Steve Albrecht

294,988

Hassane El-Khoury

6,429,450

Thad Trent

2,502,690

Pamela Tondreau

2,122,720

Sam Geha

2,210,360

Sudhir Gopalswamy

2,174,930

John McCranie

429,264

O Kwon

249,989

Catherine Lego

387,539

Camillo Martino

441,668

Jeffrey Owens

349,475

Jeannine Sargent

286,288

Michael Wishart

279,989
As Of  31 Dec 2017