Corporate Governance Biography
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Tanner became our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board in September 2016 and our director in August 2015. Mr. Tanner served as a director of Winstek Semiconductor Corp. which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (OTC) from September 2015 until November 2017 when majority ownership of Winstek Semiconductor was acquired by Siguard Corporation. Mr. Tanner served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of International Rectifier Corporation from January 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Tanner also served as a director at STATS ChipPac Ltd. from July 2012 until August 2015. Prior to joining International Rectifier Corporation, Mr. Tanner was the principal in GWT Consulting and Investments LLC, a firm that provided consulting services to International Rectifier Corporation from January through December 2012. Mr. Tanner previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc. (“Zarlink”), from May 2011 to October 2011, when Zarlink was acquired by Microsemi Corporation in October 2011. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Zarlink, from November 2009 to May 2011, Mr. Tanner served as Chief Operating Officer at that company. Mr. Tanner joined Zarlink in August 2007 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations via the acquisition of Legerity, Inc., where Mr. Tanner served as the Vice President of Operations from November 2002 until August 2007. Before Legerity/Zarlink, Mr. Tanner worked for nine years at Intel Corporation, where he held various positions managing domestic and international manufacturing operations. Prior to Intel, Mr. Tanner held various management positions in fab operations at National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and NCR Corporation. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Tanner should serve on the Board based upon his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry.