Corporate Governance Biography
Director and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Dr. Lee became our director in August 2011. Dr. Lee is the Executive Chairman of Silego Technology, Inc., a semiconductor company, or Silego, serving as Executive Chairman since August 2016. Dr. Lee also served as Silego’s Chairman of the Board from March 2015 to August 2016 and as Silego’s Chief Executive Officer since Silego’s inception in October 2001 until August 2016. He also served as Silego’s President from October 2001 until March 2015. From April 1999 to September 2001, Dr. Lee served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Timing Division at Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a public semiconductor company, and from May 1992 to March 1999 served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IC Works, Inc., a semiconductor company he co-founded that was acquired by Cypress in 2001. Dr. Lee co-founded Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (U.S.A.) in July 1983 and served in various positions at the company, including President and Chief Executive Officer, until May 1992. Prior to Samsung, Dr. Lee served in various technical and managerial positions at Intel and National Semiconductor. Dr. Lee served as a member of the board of directors for Sierra Monolithic, a privately held semiconductor company, from 2002 through 2009. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. from the University of Minnesota and a B.S.E.E. from Seoul National University.